Blackberry has just introduced their Q10, a phone with the characteristic design that is typical of their branding. The classic Qwerty keyboard has been re-worked to ensure better typing experience and images are now displayed on a 3.1 inch OLED screen, features and apps work together for a seamless experience. This phone’s other specs include 16GB internal storage, 8 mega pixel camera, 4G LTE ready, 720×720 resolution, 1080p HD video recording, Up to 14 days of standby time and 13 hours of talk time and of course, the Blackberry 10 operating system.
At Cell C you can get the Q10 for R429 on the Straight Up 100 package, which includes 100 minutes, 100 sms’s, and 600 MB of data. For R499 per month for 24 months, you can get the Q10 on the Straight Up 200 package which includes 200 minutes, 200 sms’s and 1224 MB of data. On Straight Up 400 for R699 per month, you can get the Q10 on a 24 month contract which includes 400 minutes, 400 sms’s and2448MB of data. At R949, the Straight Up 800, 24 month contract offers 800 minutes, 800 sms’s and 2848MB of data. Whether your budget is low or high this range offers something for everyone.
At R429 per month, on the Smart S plan, Vodacom is offering the Q10 on a 24 month contract which includes 75 inclusive minutes of talk time, 75MB of data and 150 inclusive sms’s, with calls charged at R1.75 per minute. At R499 per month, on the Smart M plan, they are also offering the Q10 24 month contract including 120 minutes of talktime, 120MB of data and 240 inclusive sms’s. R649 per month on the Smart L contract will get you 250 inclusive minutes of talk time, 250MB of data and 500 sms’s with calls charged at a lower rate of R1.25 per minute. Vodacom has such a wide variety to choose from, it’s really impressive to see how well they work together to ensure contracts are tailor made to suit their client’s requirements.
At MTN, you can get the Q10 from R429 per month for 24 months. This deal includes R200 airtime value, 200MB internet bundle, 200 sms’s and 30 minutes of MTN to MTN calls. Other deals on MTN can be found by asking one of their consultants who are available 24/7 to help you to find the best deal for you. You can contact them via their website on www.mtn.co.za. Often MTN offers specials on cell phone deals which include other gadgets like laptops and tablets – so look out for those!
Deciding between different cell phone packages can be difficult to navigate and it’s not always so easy to know what package suits you best – luckily most networks are happy to help, with experts available to advise you regarding your requirements. Before you contact anyone though, it’s always a good idea to think about what phone you would like, what you can afford to spend on a monthly basis, how much data you would require and how many calls and sms’s you use monthly – this will already give you a clearer indication of what contracts have been geared to your specific needs. Contracts are usually 24 months long, so it’s always important to know what you are getting yourself into and not commit too easily – make sure you understand everything and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
A good way to start is to look at trusted brands, like MTN, Cell C and Vodacom, as they have worked hard to establish a good reputation in the industry, their networks cover most areas and their service is much more reliable than a company that is just starting out.
Having said that – have fun with your new phone! The Blackberry Q10 is sure to impress you and keep you entertained for hours!