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MTN has announced that it is facilitating access to mobile telephony services for more South Africans through the sale of affordable cellphones.

The cellular network is offering South Africans the opportunity to own a cellphone for under R100. MTN stated that the cheapest prepaid cellphone it is selling at the moment is the MTN S50S, retailing for a mere R79 at PEP stores across the country. This mobile provides users with basic voice and data functions only, but its availability means that even without the benefit of a contract subsidy, a cellphone can be owned by more people at a very affordable rate.

MTN South Africa’s chief marketing officer, Serame Taukobong said: “As South Africa is a developing country, MTN is sensitive to the fact there are many people who do not have enough disposable income to spend on purchasing phones, but wish to stay connected with their friends and family”.

Taukobong emphasised that MTN remains committed to ensuring that South Africa meets the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG). “Mobile telephony is a critical tool in tackling and addressing the challenges facing developing countries and access to this technology is a basic need,” he concluded.
 
In related news MTN also recently provided tips to its customers for keeping roaming costs under control and announced that it is giving away free airtime to the value of R120 to new customers.

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