Finding good cell phones contract specials is the best way to get connected in South Africa. The great thing is that with the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup all of the cell phone companies are competing against each other to offer the best deals and best contracts. You can easily find cell phone shops at Durban, Johannesburg or Cape Town international airports so you don’t even need to be off the plane long before you are back in touch with the ones you love. The four major service providers in SA are Vodacom, MTN, Virgin Mobile and Cell C.
If you have been through the shops looking for good cell phone contract specials and can’t seem to make head or tail of the offers here are some tips. MTN is one of the official sponsors of the FIFA world cup so you are likely to see a lot of advertisements for this particular company. They are one of the largest service providers in South Africa and have quite good coverage across the country. Vodacom is the largest service provider in the country with excellent coverage. Virgin Mobile and Cell C are both relatively small brands in comparison, but often offer great specials to try and attract new customers. Whether you’re in Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg you will need to get connected, so it’s a good idea to ask the sales people what they can offer you.
Very few of these service providers offer short term contracts but you may be able to find some good deals on a cell phone and a prepaid contract. This means that you get a set amount of credit and then recharge the rest using vouchers. It is probably the simplest way to do things if you are not in the country for long, or if you are looking for something quick and easy to use. So keep your eye out for cell phones shops in the airports in order to find good cell phone contract specials.