iPhone contract pricing: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C

Cell C launched the Apple iPhone on its network recently, offering consumers the iPhone 4 8GB, iPhone 4s 16GB, iPhone 4s 32GB, and iPhone 4s 64GB.

Cell C is offering the iPhone on all Cell C Straight Up Post-paid packages and Straight Up TopUp packages, with typical prices ranging between R279 per month (iPhone 4 8GB on a 24-month Straight Up 50 contract), and R799 per month (iPhone 4S 64GB on a 24-month Straight Up 400 package).

Good news for iPhone enthusiasts is that Cell C is offering 300MB of data for all iPhone sales. If customers select a package where some data is already included, they will receive an additional 300MB of data free of charge.

iPhone pricing comparison

To accurately compare iPhone packages from Vodacom, MTN and Cell C is challenging, especially considering how difficult it is to find accurate pricing from Vodacom.

The Vodacom website provides little help to prospective iPhone subscribers regarding what is available, and what they can expect to pay at the end of the day.

Despite these challenges it was possible to create a table which provides an overview of some of the prominent iPhone packages from Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C.

Apple iPhone 24 month contract pricing comparison
Operator Device Airtime SMS Data Monthly price
Cell C iPhone 4 8GB 50 minutes 50 350MB R279
MTN iPhone 4 32GB R200 25 150MB R329
Cell C iPhone 4S 16GB 50 minutes 50 350MB R329
Cell C iPhone 4S 16GB 200 minutes 200 500MB R479
MTN iPhone 4S 16GB R200 (~86 minutes) 25 250MB R479
Vodacom iPhone 4S 16GB 120 minutes 100 500MB R499
Cell C iPhone 4S 32GB 100 minutes 100 400MB R491
MTN iPhone 4S 32GB R200 (~86 minutes) 25 250MB R519
Cell C iPhone 4S 32GB 200 minutes 200 500MB R549
Vodacom iPhone 4S 32GB 120 minutes 100 500MB R599
Cell C iPhone 4S 64GB 100 minutes 100 400MB R554
MTN iPhone 4S 64GB R200 (~86 minutes) 25 250MB R569
Vodacom iPhone 4S 64GB 120 minutes 100 500MB R699
Cell C iPhone 4S 64GB 400 minutes 400 700MB R799
Vodacom iPhone 4S 64GB 500 minutes 100 500MB R925

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