MyBroadband comparison finds prepaid cheaper than contract on two leading mobile networks

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A recent comparison done by MyBroadband directly compared the pricing of a prepaid mobile service to contract options, with prepaid outperforming contract on the affordability scale in almost every instance.

After purchasing the flagship devices of three leading smartphone manufacturers (the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 256GB and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 256GB) the local tech news outlet found that consumers opting for contract options mostly pay significantly more for the device and services over a 24-month period than those who made use of prepaid.

Comparing similar data and airtime offerings from two of South Africa’s leading network service providers, Vodacom and MTN, the comparison between contract and prepaid charges were quite stark in terms of most of the devices:

Vodacom

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB (Device price: R25 649)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R33 576

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R30 305

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 256GB (Device price: R24 799)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R32 376

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R29 455

Huawei Mate 40 Pro 256GB (Device price: R19 999)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R23 976

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R24 655

MTN

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB (Device price: R25 649)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R32 376

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R29 819

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 256GB (Device price: R24 799)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R31 176

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R28 969

Huawei Mate 40 Pro 256GB (Device price: R19 999)

Total contract cost over 24 months: R23 976

Total prepaid cost over 24 months: R24 169

What does this mean for cash-strapped business owners who need to consider their monthly mobile spend? One could draw the conclusion that both the device and the service offering that is chosen may influence the amount that is ultimately spent, both in the consumer and the corporate sphere, but when a sizable amount are employees are involved, these numbers ultimately stack up.

Managing the mobile spend of your business is simple with Business Prepaid’s tailored offering. This service lets businesses of any size easily keep tabs on exactly what employees are spending to stay connected, and to manage each individual employee’s expenditure in real time.

Speak to us about a prepaid offering that is suitable for your business, and start cutting costs that can be better spent elsewhere.

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