South Africans looking to upgrade to a flagship smartphone often turn to contracts as a means of managing the cost of the handheld.
Contract prices incorporate the cost of a subsidised handset along with a monthly allowance of calls, data and SMSes – often at a somewhat reduced rate for a 24 month period.
With the likes of the the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 costing up to R19,000, it becomes very difficult to afford a handset without locking into a contract.
BusinessTech looks at some of the most expensive contract options across the four major providers of Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom.
*The handset cost is the price of the phone on prepaid only. It is included for comparative purposes only and is not factored into the total cost of the contract.
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