Mr Price Mobile launched: prices and other details

South African retailer Mr Price has launched a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), TechCentral reported on Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

Like Virgin Mobile, the network will run on Cell C, and according to the report, technology from mobile virtual network enabler business MVN-X (a subsidiary of Ignition) is the main driver behind MrP Mobile.

MVN-X is headed up by the former Virgin Mobile chief, Steve Bailey.

According to MrP Mobile, it currently sells four different devices on contract: three phones and one tablet.

The phone deals each come with R100 airtime per month, while the tablet comes with 300MB data.

MrP Mobile deal Monthly price Included airtime
Nokia Asha 503 R89 R100
Nokia Lumia 520 R129 R100
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo R89 R100
Huawei Media Pad 7 R149 300MB

Voice calls, SMS messages, and data are billed on MrP Mobile packages as follows:

  • Voice: R1.79 per minute (billed per second)
  • SMS: R0.60 each
  • Data: R0.99 per Megabyte

Those interested in getting in on the MrP Mobile deals can do so by phoning the retailer’s call centre, after which their device and SIM will be delivered to them. Airtime may be purchased at any Mr Price store.

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