Cellular phones have become so commonplace that some may forget what an incredible piece of technology the device is.
As with any device that sees widespread use, the technology started off expensive and clumsy and has become cheaper and more streamlined.
The table below reveals which retailers, manufacturers and carriers get South Africans talking for the least initial cost.
Two deals at two different retailers came in under R100.
PEP, with a Vodacom starter pack and phone bundle walks away with the crown at R79. They have warned that they only have about another two weeks worth of stock left on this cheap offer. They are closely followed by Game who have a Vodafone 125 on special for R99.
The cheapest Samsung device, namely the Samsung E1080, comes in at R149.00 and the best priced Nokia, the Nokia 1209, is R169.00 from Game and R189.00 from Makro.
|Vodafone V150||PEP||Vodacom||R 79.00|
|Vodafone 125||Game||Vodacom||R 99.00|
|Samsung E1080||PEP/Makro/Game||Vodacom||R 149.00|
|Samsung E1070||PEP||MTN||R 149.00|
|Nokia 1209||Game||Cell-C||R 169.00|
|Samsung E1105T Crest||Makro||Vodacom||R 179.00|
|Samsung B130||PEP||Cell-C||R 179.00|
|Nokia 1209||Makro||Cell-C||R 189.00|
|Nokia 1208||Game||Vodacom||R 199.00|
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