Samsung Galaxy S5 contracts

Cell C and Vodacom are set to offer the device from R469 per month (on 24 month contracts), with options to “upgrade” the contracts for additional minutes, SMS messages, and/or data.

According to Vodacom and MTN, the Samsung Galaxy S5 supports their Long Term Evolution networks.

As might be expected, the “contract” available from First National Bank (FNB), which is for the device only and no cellular service, comes in the cheapest at R399/month for 24 months.

The device-only contract prices are summarised in the table below, sorted by monthly cost:

Samsung Galaxy S5 contracts Price (per month) Data Minutes SMS
FNB R399 0 0 0
Vodacom Smart S R469 450MB 75 200
Cell C Straight Up 100 R469 100MB 100 100
MTN My MTNChoice 100 R489 300MB 100 100
Vodacom Smart S + 1GB R549 1474MB 75 200
Cell C Straight Up 200 R549 1GB 200 200
Vodacom Smart M R549 550MB 120 300
MTN My MTNChoice 200 R609 300MB 200 100
MTN My MTNChoice 350 R759 300MB 350 100
Vodacom Smart L R699 750MB 250 500

Vodacom announced last week that it will be the only network in South Africa to offer the “copper gold” colour model of the Galaxy S5 during the first month of its release.

In addition to the standard contract deals, Cell C, MTN, and Vodacom also list packages that include the Galaxy S5 and one of Samsung’s new fitness bands or smart watches.

These deals are summarised in the table below:

Samsung Galaxy S5 contracts Price (per month) Data Minutes SMS
MTN MyChoice 100 + Samsung Gear 2 R619 300MB 100 100
Cell C Straight Up 200 + Samsung Gear Fit R669 200MB 200 200
Vodacom Smart M + Samsung Gear Fit R699 300MB 120 300
MTN MyChoice 200 + Samsung Gear 2 R739 300MB 200 100
Cell C Straight Up 400 + Samsung Gear Fit R819 400MB 400 400
MTN MyChoice 350 + Samsung Gear 2 R889 300MB 350 100
Cell C Straight Up 800 + Samsung Gear Fit R1,049 800MB 800 800