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06 April 2018

Telkom to offer new Huawei P20 series

The new Huawei P20 series of devices, including the P20 Lite and P20 devices, are available on Telkom FreeMe contracts from Friday 6 April 2018. The P20 Pro will be available from Friday 13 April 2018.

The devices are available on FreeMe 1GB, 2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 20GB and Unlimited for both new and existing Telkom subscribers, on prepaid, post-paid and hybrid plans. The devices are available in black and midnight blue.

As an additional incentive, the first 2000 customers that purchase the Huawei P20 will receive the Huawei 360° VR camera with full HD. The first 500 customers purchasing the Huawei P20 Pro will receive the Huawei E5885 Wi-fi router which can connect up to 32 users.

"We are excited to be able to offer these incredible smartphones with our unbeatable FreeMe packages and South Africa’s best data network," said Telkom’s Managing executive for Sales and Distribution, Megan Nicholas.

The Huawei P20 series includes unprecedented AI advances and the Huawei P20 Pro has the world’s first Leica triple camera.

Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:

  • An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, and a Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
  • Innovative photography features, including Master AI with AI-driven professional photography and HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization), a powerful AI stabilization technology;
  • A timeless design with barely-there bezels and all-new gradient colors;
  • Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience.

Deals and pricing for the Huawei P20 series range start at just R299 per month for the Huawei P20 Lite on FreeMe 1GB. The Huawei P20 Pro, comes with Huawei E5885 Wi-Fi router, on FreeMe Unlimited for R1499 per month. Full details are available for the Huawei P20 here.and the Huawei P20 Lite here.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Leigh-Ann Francis
Specialist: Media Relations
Group Communication
Tel: +27 12 642 1728
Mobile: +27 81 391 4780


Telkom is a leading information and communications technology services provider in South Africa. We had consolidated operating revenue of R41 billion and normalised profit after tax of R3 907 million for the year ended 31 March 2017. Total assets amounted to R48.0 billion and equity attributable to the owners of Telkom to R27.6 billion as of 31 March 2017.

As of 31 March 2017, we had approximately 3.0 million telephone access lines in service and 1,329,450 ports connected via MSAN access. We offer business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:

  • fixed-line retail voice services using PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) lines, including ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) lines, and the sale of subscription based value-added voice services and calling plans;
  • fixed-line customer premises equipment rental and sales services both voice and data needs and these include PABX, Computers, Routers, Modems, Telephone handsets and other ancillary equipment;
  • interconnection services, including terminating and transiting traffic from South African mobile operators, as well as from international operators and transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations;
  • fixed-line data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) services, packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services;
  • Data Centre Operations includes e-commerce, application service provider, hosting, data storage, e-mail and security services;
  • W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a 3G next generation network, including fixed voice services, data services and nomadic voice services;
  • mobile communication services, including voice services, data services and handset sales through our mobile brand called Telkom Mobile;
  • information technology services including converged communication, IT service solutions, application solutions, IT hardware and software and industrial technology service sales locally, in seven African countries, the UK and Dubai through Business Connexion Group; and other services including directory services, through Trudon (Pty) Ltd, wireless data services, through Swiftnet (Pty) Ltd.
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