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9 April 2014

Explore the Samsung Galaxy S5 with smart deals from Telkom

2GB of extra data on SmartPlan 100 for an unlimited user experience on the new Samsung smartphone
CENTURION, 9 April 2014 – Telkom’s mobile division announces that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will be available from 11 April 2014 at their stores countrywide. The company’s SmartPlan 100 and Completely Unlimited deals offer the best data value in the market.
The Galaxy S5 is loaded with many features to keep moving people forward such as the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner. Explore a little more and you find features like My Magazine that enables one to surf the web and collect content from various sources to create a personal magazine on their smartphone.
The features of the innovative Galaxy S5 are best experienced on a quality network and with lots of data. Telkom is a smart network that provides loads of benefits to get the most out of the innovative features on the Galaxy S5. The company’s all IP network was voted Best Mobile Broadband Network in 2013 by readers of a leading online publication.
Telkom’s mobile division deals include the entry level SmartPlan 100 on a 24 month contract that offers 2 Gigabytes of extra data in addition to standard features of:
  • 100 all networks minutes
  • Unlimited Telkom Mobile to Telkom Mobile calls for the first 12 months
  • 150 megabytes of all networks data
  • 5 for 50 SMS promotion
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi at one of over 2 500 hotspots located around the country
Completely Unlimited offers people who call a lot and use a lot of data the comfort that they will always be in contact while managing their monthly telephony expenses.
The country’s first Completely Unlimited deal offers:
  • Unlimited Voice calls to all SA cellular and fixed line networks
  • Unlimited Data on the all IP Telkom’s mobile network
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi assessable at 2 500 hotspots around the country
  • Unlimited SMSs to all national networks, at any time.
For a flat monthly rate one never has to worry about topping up, running out of data or paying extra on their contract while exploring the Samsung Galaxy S5 universe.
“Based on the response since we started online pre-orders we expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be snapped up by customers. Telkom will begin processing these preorders on Friday 11 April 2014 when the device goes on sale at Telkom stores around the country,” said Kagiso Moncho, Telkom’s mobile Executive: Commercial Product Development. “For Customers who want to be among the first to get the new Samsung smartphone without standing in long queues, they can order the device from our online shop at  and have the device delivered to them.”
Business deals of the Samsung Galaxy S5 for enterprise solutions will also be available via the Telkom Business Mobile division from 11 April 2014.
For more information about Telkom’s Samsung S5 deals and other products visit
Additional Information:
  1. SmartPlan 100 – 24 month contract at R449 PM
  • Additional 1GB Telkom Mobile Data + 1GB All-net Data
  • Unlimited Telkom Mobile to Telkom Mobile calls(1st 12 Months)
  • 100 all-net minutes
  • 150MB data (national coverage)
  • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi (10GB Fair Usage Policy)
  • Send 5 SMS and get 50 Free for the day
  1. SmartPlan 50 – 24 month contract at R419 PM
  • Unlimited Telkom Mobile to Telkom Mobile calls
  • 50 all-net minutes
  • 75MB data (national coverage)
  • 500MB Telkom Mobile Data
  • Send 5 SMS and get 50 Free for the day
  1. Completely Unlimited - 24 month contract at R1599 PM
  • Unlimited Calls
  • Unlimited SMS
  • Unlimited On-net Data
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi (10GB Fair Usage Policy)

For further enquiries, please contact:

Pynee Chetty

Senior Specialist: Media Relations

Group Communication

Tel:+27 12 642 1716

Mobile: +27 81 389 7874



Leigh-Ann Francis

Specialist: Media Relations

Group Communication

Tel: +27 12 642 1728

Mobile: +27 81 391 4780


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