The Samsung Galaxy Pocket combines great looks, smart technology and sleek design to give you a mobile device that fits into any lifestyle. Compact and streamlined, this little phone packs a mean punch when it comes to performance. With its 832MHz processor, which allows for speedy downloading and the absolutely seamless Android v2.3 operating system, this phone is quick, convenient and ready for anything. Its specifications include a 26k colour TFT full touch screen with 240 x 320 pixel resolution, 4GB built in memory, 3GB user memory, microSDHC card and a 2.0 megapixel camera.

Because this is an entry level phone, there are plenty of deals on the market where you can pick one of them up. Networks always strive to offer competitive rates, but be sure that the network you choose is reliable, has a good name in the industry and has a wide service range in the area where you are most likely to be using the phone. There’s no use in choosing a cheap contract when you can’t even use the phone anyway! The three biggest networks currently operating in South Africa are Cell C, Mtn and Vodacom. These three are pretty well known and are probably the most reliable. These three companies are all offering deals on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, as you can see below.

Vodacom is currently offering the Samsung Galaxy Pocket for just R99 per month on the Top Up 99 Vodacom 4 Less contract. It’s a 2 year contract which includes R99 airtime, 4.333c per second billing for calls and 80c for sms’s during peak hours, 35c for sms’s during off peak hours. Although this is a pretty small package, you can top up at any time and it gives you the freedom to budget your spending. It’s ideal if you want to get a phone for your kids!

Cell C is offering a very competitive contract at R69 per month, on the Straight Up 30 TopUp, you get 30 minutes, 30 sms’s/mms’s and 30MB of data. True to form, Cell C is quick, efficient and up front with this deal – it’s affordable, flexible and offers great value. If this is your first cell phone contract, and you don’t want anything too serious or too expensive, this is one of the best deals out there.

Currently Mtn is offering the Galaxy Pocket on an anytime 100 package which is R69 per month for 24 months. This deal includes R100 airtime per month, 25 sms’s and 10MB of data. This deal includes the most airtime of the three, but the least sms’s and data, so if you call more than sms, this one’s for you!

Provided you know which phone you want and how much you can afford each month, getting the contract is the easy part. Take some time to work these details out and once you are sure, have a look around for the deal that best suits you. If you’re having trouble working out what each contract includes or costs, call up an agent from the network – they’re usually very happy to help you with any questions you have, and may have good advice for you. Keep in mind what your needs are so that you don’t get lead astray though! All the network jargon can get pretty intimidating. Some things to be wary of are the out of bundle rates being exorbitantly high, whether or not they offer coverage in your area, and what the startup fees are – they can be pretty shocking if you aren’t expecting them!

Before signing any contracts, make sure you read through everything and understand it all. Unfortunately the CPA doesn’t always live up to the hype, so make sure you know what you’re signing! If you don’t understand anything, take your time and ask – caution is your friend!