Wondering about whether you should be getting your new phone on contract, or if getting it up front is the right choice? We’re here to help you make the choice. When it comes to deciding between pre-paid or contract phones, there are a few things you should consider — and Mobile Store has the lowdown. Read on to get our guide and see if contract or pre-paid is best for you, or browse our wide selection of the latest smart devices.
Three reasons you should choose a phone contract
If you’re looking to get a new smartphone, you have two options: buy it outright in cash, or get it on contract.
While getting your new device with an upfront cost means you’re not tied into any monthly payments — paying for a new device is going to cost you.
Most mid-range smartphones released in the last 3 years cost between R15,000-R30,000 — and both ends of that spectrum is a lot to have on hand. And, quite honestly — sometimes this upfront cost is not achievable, with daily and monthly expenses.
Contracts, on the other hand, break down the cost over a period of 12 or 24 months, making getting your dream smartphone far more affordable and achievable. And, with contract phones, you usually get some nice added extras thrown in for roughly the same price as the phone itself.
2. Exciting extras and upgrades
From free tech gadgets to epic data bundles, phones on contract offer exciting bundles or extras that enhance your smartphone experience. Some contract providers offer a free hard drive or headphones, whilst others are generous with data, minutes or airtime bundles.
3. Create good credit
The best way to get a good credit score is to show the banks that you can borrow money and pay it back consistently and regularly — and you can do this with your phone contract! As long as you pay your monthly contract fee, you can create good credit, which is important for financial decisions later on in life.
Top Contact deals
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2021 from R1299 - 3GB of data + 200 min.
Additional extras: Top up available. 4 months of theft cover. 20GB of data once-off.
- Huawei P Smart 2021 from R549 - 3GB of data + 400 min.
Additional extras: Top up available. 4 months of theft cover. 20GB of data once-off
- Apple iPhone SE 220 from R829 - R550 Airtime.
Additional extras: 20GB of data once-off
- Huawei Nova Y60 2021 from R319 - 1GB + 240 min
- Samsung S21 Plus 5G from R999 - 2GB + 25 min
- Samsung Galaxy A22 from R309 - 500MB + 100 min
Additional extras: Top up available.
- Apple iPhone SE 2020 from R505 - 6GB + 1000 min+ 400 SMSs
Additional extras: Top up available. 200 min free once-off. 20GB free for 3 months
- Samsung Galaxy A12 from R235- 3GB + 1000 min+ 200 SMSs
Additional extras: Top up available. 100 min free once-off. 20GB free for 3 months.
- Huawei Nova Y60 2021 from R235 - 1.5GB + 525 min+ 100 SMSs
Additional extras: Top up available. 50 min free once-off. 20GB free for 3 months
Shop contract phone deals with Mobile Store
Choosing a contract over buying a phone in full allows you to enjoy your phone without suffering the financial punch of thousands of your hard-earned Rands leaving your account in one shot. Having a phone on contract can also get you some awesome added extras, as well as the opportunity to get better credit. If you’re looking for the best in contract phones, you can search your device by brand, price, provider and more on Mobile Store.