The new BlackBerry Q5 pairs the distinctive features of the BlackBerry brand with innovative technology resulting in a sleek phone with cutting edge capability. The specifications the Q5 offers include a 3.1” display, 8GB internal storage, 5MP camera, 4Glte ready, up to 14 days of standby battery life, full QWERTY keyboard, 1080p HD video recording and the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system. All BlackBerry’s also have access to the BlackBerry World app store offers apps, games, music, videos, books and magazines. All in all, the Q5 is a great smart phone with diverse capability and reliable functionality.

Vodacom, currently one of the top three cellphone networks in South Africa, is offering 7 contracts on the BlackBerry Q5 at the moment. Vodacom is well established in the industry and has a reputation for offering a wide range of contracts that suit a variety of different consumers.

The first of the seven contracts on offer is the Smart S plan. For R289 per month for 24 months, you can get the BlackBerry Q5 with shell back and car charger. This contract includes 75 minutes, 200MB of data and 200 sms’s and all calls are charged at R1.75 per minute. This deal is ideal for those looking for a great phone without paying a huge amount each month – perfect for the kids!

Next up is another Smart S plan. This contract is available for R279 per month for 24 months. This deal includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, 75 minutes, 200MB of data and 200 sms’s and all calls are charged at R1.75 per minute.

For R349 per month for 24 months you can get the Smart M plan, which includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, 120 inclusive minutes, 300MB of data, 300 sms’s and all calls charged at R1.75 per minute. This package is a good balance of value and price; without too much cost, you get adequate minutes, data and sms’s for average use.

For R499 per month for 24 months, you can get the Smart L plan. This contract includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, 250 minutes, 500MB of data, 500 sms’s and al calls are charged at R1.50 per minute.

Next up is the R999 per month for 24 months, Red Advantage package. This deal includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, 700 minutes, 700MB of data and limitless sms’s. All calls on this package are charged at R1.25 per minute.

At R1,599 per month for 24 months, you can get the Red Premium deal. This contract includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, 1200 minutes, 1200MB of data and limitless sms’s. All calls on this package are charged at R1.25 per minute.

At the top of the range, you can get the Red VIP deal for R1,999 per month for 24 months. This deal includes unlimited free BBM text for 24 months, limitless minutes, 1500MB of data and limitless sms’s. This deal is really worth it if you’re on your phone 24/7.

As you can see, Vodacom offers a wide variety of contracts for the BlackBerry Q5 – you just have to find one that suits you! The best way to do this is to consider how you use your phone? Do you use it primarily to browse the internet, or do you mainly call people with your phone? How much can you afford to spend? If you are struggling to figure out the answers to any of these questions, Vodacom and most other networks are more than happy to talk you through it and give whatever advice they can. Once you have the answers to these questions, you will have a clear idea of which contract suits your requirements.

At the end of the day, whichever contract you decide on – the BlackBerry Q5 is awesome, so enjoy!