Econet has a “contract” system where you buy a smartphone over a period of 24 months
Well I like the fact that they reduced the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
These devices from the Econet website will set you off $60 per month for the next two solid years. Well, just at the ZITF 2013 the devices were still at $80 per month.
However, before yiou scream “expensive” yu have to consider that the bulk of the money you are repaying is going to your “airtime”
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
For $60 here is what you get:
- $39 going to airtime
- $26 going to gadget repayment
- It means you will have payed a whooping $624 for the phone
Samsung Galaxy S3
For $60 a month you get:
- $32 dollars going to airtime
- $33 dollars going to handset repayment
- It means you will have paid $792 for the handset
Are these deals good? Yes and No! Why?
Because these are not for the reach of the common man on the street. We need more pro-poor deals that are easy on our pockets and allow us to enjoy the beuaty of top-notch smartphones.
You can head over here to see more deals, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is amazingly not on the page but it will set you back a hefty $80 per month