HTC One launched, Vodacom contract prices revealed

Vodacom announced on Twitter today (8 May 2013) that the HTC One has launched on its network, starting at R449/month on a Smart S contract.

All of the Smart contracts will include a bonus 250MB of data every month.

According to the Vodacom website, the device has support for Long Term Evolution (LTE) and will run on Vodacom’s LTE network.

Among the other features of the device are an “ultrapixel” camera, a 4.7-inch 1080p touch display, and a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor running Android 4.2.

The HTC One also features the Taiwanese smartphone maker’s new-look software called “Blinkfeed”, which instead of the normal Android home screen, links to news sources and your social media accounts to display content.

HTC was initially aiming to launch the device during April 2013, but towards the middle of March revised its expectation to May.

This means that despite announcing its device before the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC launched it after Samsung were able to bring their new Android flagship to South Africa.

The table below summarises Vodacom’s contract deals for the HTC One:

HTC One: Vodacom Monthly price Minutes/Airtime SMS Data
Smart S R449 75 150 325MB*
Smart M R499 120 240 370MB*
Smart L R709 250 500 500MB*
Smart XL R879 400 800 650MB*
Red Advantage R999 700 “Limitless” 700MB
Red Premium R1,609 1,200 “Limitless” 1,200MB
Red VIP R1,999 “Limitless” “Limitless” 1,500MB
* Includes bonus 250MB data per month for 24 months

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