iphone 4 selling in Namibia-Pricing and package is very well priced.

splinter_watsup

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It amazes me that Namibia has got the iphone 4 before us although I really should not be surprised.What I was surprised about was the pricing of the devise on a contract,I think its a good price for the devise and for what you get on the package I would be happy paying that per month.

This is the deal:
iphone 4 once off payment of N$2 999(R2991.85) on a contract.
Contract cost is N$399(R398.05) and you get-
300 anytime minutes
300 anytime minutes from MTC TO MTC
300 sms's
600MB data

I think this is a really good price and to be honest I cant see Vodacom having a package similarly priced.Vodacom's iphone 240 package costs a crazy R595 a month and you get:
240 free anytime minutes
200MB data

All I can do is pray that Vodacom and MTN will be similarly priced and not be greedy little pigs like Vodacom has been with both the 3g and 3gs.
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Wow.....well, MTC is owned by MTN (I think) - so I'm sure we can expect similar good deals from MTN when they stock the iPhone 4. And Vodacom will be forced to follow suite or lose it's customers.....only a good thing
 

phiber

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MTC is not owned by MTN... I am pretty sure MTN bidded against MTC for something recently...
 

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Government, through Post and Telecommunications Holdings (NPTH), owns 66 percent in MTC while Portugal Telecom owns 34 percent.
MTC claims that it has a 79 market share with the remainder of the market share split between rival Leo and Telecom Namibia's Switch.
During the period under review the mobile operator opened up 53 new sites.

http://www.southerntimesafrica.com/...cribers_%95_Geraldes_slams_rival_Leo_&id=3809
 

Synaesthesia

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Namibia has like the population of Pretoria. Our service providers need to get their **** together. I'm actually tempted to go there on holiday now.
 

Budza

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Wow. Kinda crazy that we all pay so much for what we get. The claim is always made that we're "geographically isolated" and the cables/satellites to connect us to the real world cost a lot to maintain and install. Yet here we have our neighbour with offerings that make us look stupid.

Another apologist favourite is that SA is big and requires lots of infrastructure to get signal to the people. Balls- Namibia is also geographically dispersed. Again, we look stupid.

We are stupid. And, for good measure, %$#!& that damn meerkat!
 

splinter_watsup

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At the end of the day I have R4500 waiting to get my iphone 4 on a contract that I pay R220 a month...If I cant get it at that price I am going to be highly pissed off!
 

mcryan

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That is very impressive. I don't think the pricing here will be as good...
 

Acydebyte

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I got the "cash" prices for a dealership in WHK and they are as follows:

Apple i-Pad Wi Fi 16gig N$ 9,667.19

Apple i-Pad Wi Fi & 3g 32gig N$15,704.69

Apple i-Pad Wi Fi & 3g 64gig N$ 14,267.19

Apple i-Phone 3gs 16gig N$ 9,336.56

Apple i-Phone 4G 16gig N$ 13,764.06

Apple i-Phone 4G 32gig N$ 15,093.75

Not at all what i expected from them actually :(
 

splinter_watsup

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I got the "cash" prices for a dealership in WHK and they are as follows:
Apple i-Pad Wi Fi 16gig N$ 9,667.19
Apple i-Pad Wi Fi & 3g 32gig N$15,704.69
Apple i-Pad Wi Fi & 3g 64gig N$ 14,267.19
Apple i-Phone 3gs 16gig N$ 9,336.56
Apple i-Phone 4G 16gig N$ 13,764.06
Apple i-Phone 4G 32gig N$ 15,093.75

Not at all what i expected from them actually :(
That is very expensive :O
 

SupaMonkey

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This really is a fail.
Not only because they got it before us - but because like has been said - SA probably wont come close to matching the deal.
Really sad that SA with such a greater mobile user base cant get better deals than a country like Namibia that I can imagine has a much smaller user base? *sigh*
 

DuckieZA

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Government, through Post and Telecommunications Holdings (NPTH), owns 66 percent in MTC while Portugal Telecom owns 34 percent.
MTC claims that it has a 79 market share with the remainder of the market share split between rival Leo and Telecom Namibia's Switch.
During the period under review the mobile operator opened up 53 new sites.

http://www.southerntimesafrica.com/...cribers_%95_Geraldes_slams_rival_Leo_&id=3809

They probably got it through/via Portugal Telecom, in which case it is not surprising that they have it before us. Portugal would probably have been one of the first countries to get it, seeing as they are in the EU. And because the user base is so small, sourcing enough stock would probably not have been difficult.

But yeah, the whole Apple situation in SA sucks.
 
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