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New affordable handsets from Vodacom

Through its partnership with Vodafone, Vodacom is bringing to South Africa a range of new handsets that promise to revolutionise access to communications at affordable prices.

These devices give those on a budget the opportunity to experience the benefits of full communications including web access and email along with some of the gadgets that make life fun like cameras and MP3 players.

Starting at R399, the VF340 comes equipped with Opera Mini which provides highly compressed and therefore faster and more affordable web browsing. In addition to bringing the benefits of web access, this cellphone also has an FM radio, an MP3/ACC player as well as a built-in camera and changeable covers.

A step up in the new range is the VF543, which at R499 features a touchscreen and supports email and must-have web applications like Facebook and Twitter. It also features an FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0, and video recording capabilities. With funky changeable covers, the VF 543 proves that budget doesn’t have to mean boring.

At the top of the range, at just R599 is the VF546. It features a full QWERTY keyboard for optimised internet browsing, email, SMS, chat and a 2MP camera. The 546 is distinctive in that it offers both Zulu and Xhosa language options.

‚Providing access to communications has been a key focus for Vodacom over many years, and we’re excited to be able to use our relationship with Vodafone to bring in these new handsets which really do provide revolutionary functionality at an affordable price,‚ said Mark Taylor, Managing Executive: Terminals, Financials and Online Services for Vodacom SA.

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