Vodacom has confirmed that it started selling the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at “all participating outlets” today (Friday, 27 September 2013).
This is after Samsung announced last night that the device would launch in South Africa today at a recommended retail price of R8,999.
A spokesperson from Vodacom has told MyBroadband that the main contract deal they will be advertising for the device is on a Smart S package for R449/month.
The table below summarises the contract pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE from Vodacom:
|Vodacom Galaxy Note 3 LTE deals|
|Smart & Red Plans||Price||Data||Minutes||SMS|
|Vodacom Galaxy Note 3 Top up contracts||Price||Airtime|
|Top up 315||R569||R315|
|Top up 500s||R699||R500|
|Top up 590||R769||R590|
When other operators were asked about their plans for the Galaxy Note 3, Virgin Mobile said it hopes to be able to offer the device in October sometime, depending on whether they receive stock from Samsung.
A spokesperson for Virgin Mobile said they are still exploring various options regarding pricing.
Cell C, MTN, and Telkom Mobile did not provide feedback on when they plan to launch the device and what they would charge for it.
Store representatives for these operators said that they do not have stock and haven’t received pricing yet. While some said they should have stock in October, they added that they don’t know for sure when their devices will arrive.