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iPhone 4S arrives in SA

MTN and Vodacom have released the iPhone 4S in South Africa, with the phone going on sale when stores open today.

MTN and Vodacom have both announced the availability of the iPhone 4S to customers beginning this morning.

The iPhone 4S will be available from MTN starting at R499pm (MTN 200) for the 16GB model, R649pm (MTN 350) for the 32GB model and R819pm (MTN 500) for the 64GB model at selected MTN retail stores and online at iPhone 4S packages include 250MB free data per month for 24 months.

MTN also offers the iPhone 4 for R269pm (MTN 100) for the 8GB model as well as the iPhone 3GS. Customers can register online at, for the much sought-after iPhone 4S.

Vodacom said it will make the iPhone 4S available from R 7 699 for the 16GB model, R 8 999 for the 32GB model and R 10 299 for the 64GB model in Vodacom retail stores.

Zunaid Dinath, Vodacom’s Managing Executive – Sales commented, ‚Our customers have certainly been looking forward to the launch of iPhone 4S and the timing is perfect for those festive season wish lists!‚

Full contract pricing and details for the iPhone 4S in South Africa:

iPhone Everyday Off peak

iPhone 120

iPhone 240

iPhone 500

Business Call

Monthly fee






Voice credit (mins)

120 Off peak mins.





SMS credit






Data credit (MB)






· R299 monthly for 24 months for an iPhone 4S 16GB (included) on a business package

· R399 monthly for 24 months for an iPhone 4S 16GB (included) on an iPhone Everyday Off-Peak package

· R499 monthly for 24 months for an iPhone 4S 16GB (included) on an iPhone 120 package

· R549 monthly (discounted from R595) for 24 months for an iPhone 4S 16GB (included) on an iPhone 240 package

· R799 monthly (discounted from R925) for 24 months for an iPhone 4S 16GB (included) on an iPhone 500 package

The iPhone 4S is described by MTN as “the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features, including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics: an all new camera with advanced optics and full 1080p HD resolution video recording””.

With the launch of iPhone 4S also comes the launch of iOS 5, with over 200 new features: and iCloud, a set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store content in iCloud and push it to all devices.

Says Brian Gouldie, MTN South Africa’s Chief Sales Executive, “”MTN’s offer of this much-sought after handset speaks to the company’s ongoing commitment to provide its customers with the latest and cutting edge devices and services.

‚MTN remains confident that the substantial investment it has made in its network will ensure that its subscribers optimally and seamlessly tap into the myriad of exciting applications that the iPhone 4S provides.‚

Customers can visit the MTN website ( for details on selected MTN ‚launch stores‚ , as well as full pricing.

For more information on the iPhone 4S, visit:

Click here to find an MTN or Vodacom store closest to you.

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Everything was concluded and I was ensured the new phone will be delivered saturday 17 December between 7 and 12am

Naturally, i couldn’t contain myself, and was up at 5am.

I phoned vodacom on the number i was provided, close to 12.

The first consultant told me it was dispatched, and put me on hold to confirm.

The line then dropped while on hold.

I phoned a second time, hoping to obtain the waybill number to track the package myself, this time the consultant told me my iphone has not been shipped because no one phoned me to confirm! And that someone will phone me on monday or tuesday only to confirm, only then will they ship.

The second consulted then transfered me to the person who i placed the order with, once again the line dropped.

Surely one can understand, that after months of waiting for this phone, and hanging around the whole morning, to be told sorry, we never confirmed, really rubs one up the wrong way.””,””body-href””:””””}]”

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