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Samsung Galaxy S20+

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R 799
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Samsung Galaxy A30s: First Impressions

Samsung recently upgraded its Galaxy A Series with the A30s and the A50s. These devices are packed with more features than their predecessors but are still within the same price range. The Samsung Galaxy A30s is by far the more impressive device since it has flagship-like features at the price of a mid-range smartphone. Surely you can’t wait to get your hands on this beauty, but before you do, here’s what you can look forward to from this little dynamite device: Under the Hood The A30s is raring to go with a powerful Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, which means faster processing for apps and even serious gaming. Matching up to its flag-ship forefathers, the A30s has an internal storage capacity of 128GB with a slot for a 512GB microSD card. Screen and Body Just looking at the Samsung Galaxy A30s tells you that this is a sleek pocket computing machine. You can easily get lost in its 6.4 inch Infinity-V display, which uses every inch to immerse you into an amazing experience. The body has an eye-catching prismatic look and design. It’s small enough to fit in your palm for easy navigation and comes in Prism Crush Black, White, Violet or Green. The holographic patterns with the glossy finish certainly stand out. Three Rear Cameras! This is where the Samsung Galaxy A30s steps it up. It has three rear cameras: a 25MP main camera, an 8MP Ultra-Wide lens and a 5MP Depth Camera for focus so you can capture the perfect picture. If you love selfies, the A30s houses a 16MP front-facing camera that delivers high-resolution photos, as well as a Selfie Focus feature that blurs the background to make you the star of the shot. Good Battery Life The A30s comes with a typical battery of 4000mAh, which should last a day with normal usage. However, it also has a 15W fast charger so that you can juice up in no time. Safety and Data Saving Features Samsung have packed so much into this little device. One of the flagship type features on the A30s is the fingerprint sensor. This is used to secure your smartphone and verify the identity of the person unlocking it. If, for some reason, it is broken into, Samsung has included its Knox programme, which protects all your sensitive and personal files. The Samsung Galaxy A30s is also Dual-Sim compatible, which is a fantastic feature to manage your data spend. Verdict: It’s a great phone for the price The A30s is a mid-tier smartphone that’s loaded with flagshiplike features and an amazing physical appearance, resulting in an excellent smartphone, making it a prime example of getting more bang for your buck. More Samsung Device Reviews: · Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus! · Samsung Galaxy A20 Review · Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Review · Samsung Galaxy A10 Review

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How to Get in Touch With Us During the Lockdown!

Dear Mondo Fans and Customers, Mondo is adhering to the nationwide lockdown from 26th March until 16th April in the interest of the health and safety of all South Africans. Please browse this page for links to our FAQs and other important self-service information. Remember, you can still browse our great deals and apply online during the lockdown period and we will process your application. We’re working with a limited number of customer care agents, so please bear with us should we delay in getting back to you. For general troubleshooting, you can visit our frequently asked questions and self-service guide below. Should you not find a solution to your problem on our website, please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing your issue together with your name, ID Number, contact number and the network you are on. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time. Keep Calm. Stay Safe. Stay Home. Let’s Flatten the Curve. Regards, Mondo Team Self Service Guide My application is pending. What will happen? · While we are operating, our teams are limited during the lockdown period so please expect a delay in the processing and approval of your application. I applied online, When can I expect to be contacted? · Thank you for your application. We have submitted your details for the necessary credit checks. Once we receive approval, an agent will contact you to complete your order. Please bear with us during the lockdown period as we may take a little longer in getting back to you. My delivery was meant to arrive during the lockdown period. What will happen? · While our networks and delivery partners will remain open during the lockdown period (until confirmed otherwise), there may be a delay in delivering your device. So, if you have applied and have been approved for a contract, your device will be delivered. SMS updates will be sent to you regarding the status of your delivery. I have just received my device and there is an OOB failure, will my cooling off period be extended? · Please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing the problem together with your name, ID number, and contact number. I am not being paid in April and cannot afford to pay my contract subscription. What will happen? · Should your April 2020 debit order be unsuccessful, you will receive an SMS from your network advising you on a deadline for payment. Thereafter, you do risk being disconnected from the service. My device arrived. When will I be activated? · Activation should occur within 48 hours after delivery – however, with our partner networks working with reduced support staff during the lockdown period, there may be a delay. If your device is not activated after 48 hours, please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing your issue together with your name, ID Number, your network provider and a contact number. How can I track the status of my application? · If you have applied through our website, we will submit your details for the necessary credit checks. If approved, an agent will contact you to complete your application. Thereafter, SMS updates will be sent to you with the status of your application. Please anticipate longer turnaround times for this during the lockdown period. Should your application be declined, you will receive an SMS. I need to speak to a customer care agent. Is someone available to assist me during this lockdown period? · We are working with a limited team at the moment. For urgent queries, please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing your problem together with your name, ID Number, your network provider and a contact number. I need more information on a specific deal. · Please use the super-easy search filter on our website to find the device and deal that suits your needs. Once you find the deal you like, just click on “GET THIS DEAL” and complete the application formto apply. The deal page will advise you on what the contract consists of and the device specs. My SIM card is not working. What do I do? · Please check if your SIM has been activated. If it has been activated, please try taking the SIM out of the device and reinserting it. Should this not work, please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing your challenge together with your name, ID Number, your network provider and a contact number. How do I check my balance? · Please dial the respective USSD codes for your network to check your DATA/MINUTES/SMS/MMS balances: o Vodacom: *111 o Telkom: *188 o MTN: *136 Why is my bill higher than the agreed amount? · If this is your first bill, you would have received a portion of data and minutes to last you till the end of your first month plus what you have used in the current billing month. Please refer to the explanation on pro-rata. If you have any further account or billing queries, please contact your network directly. o Vodacom: 137 o Telkom: 180 o MTN: 135 What is Pro-Rata? · If your number was activated during the month, you will receive a portion or pro-rata amount of data, minutes, SMSs, etc. to last you till the end of your first month. As of the 1st of the new month, your full allocation will be loaded onto the line. Your first bill will reflect what you have used in your first month as well as the second month. How do I turn on roaming? · Vodacom: Please call Customer Care on 082 135, FREE from your Vodacom cellphone. · Telkom: Please view Telkom's guide for roaming here · MTN: Please call Customer Care +27 83 136, FREE from your MTN cellphone. I don’t have signal. What can I do? · Please try taking the SIM out of the device and reinserting it. Should this not work, please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za detailing your challenge together with your name, ID Number, your network provider and a contact number. How can I top up my account? · Please dial the respective USSD codes for your network to top up your account o Vodacom: *111 o Telkom: *188 o MTN: *136 How can I cancel? · We’re sorry to see you go. Please send an email to customercare@mondo.co.za together with your name, ID Number, your network provider, explanation of your query and a contact number.Dear Mondo Fans and Customers, Mondo is adhering to the nationwide lockdown from 26th March until 16th April in the interest of the health and safety of all South Africans.

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Telkom Launches New and Improved FreeMe Plans

In 2016 Telkom revolutionised the mobile data world with its innovative FreeMe packages. These plans became popular as they offered great value at affordable rates and were delivered at a time when consumers started raising concerns over the high data costs in South Africa. . Four years on and Telkom has decided to refresh their FreeMe offering, paving the way for their New Generation FreeMe plans. Here’s what the new plans offer to consumers. Tiered Approach with More Perks! The new range of plans will offer a tiered approach to the benefits customers get on each plan. Previously, subscribers on the lower plans didn’t enjoy all the perks that highend plans such as the FreeMe 20GB did. Even though there will be a small increase in the price, the plans will still offer the best value. All New Generation FreeMe plans will offer All-Network minutes and streaming data based on the plan you choose. Simply put, you will get what you pay for. New: Streaming Data Telkom’s new postpaid plans willcombine the LIT streaming services as opposed to the previous FreeMe. Data for video streaming such as YouTube and Netflix as well as music streaming such as Google Play and Spotify were previously allocated separately. They’re now bundled into one offering with no separate data for streaming, but this does not include a Netflix subscription. The New Telkom FreeMe Plan Offerings The range of the FreeMe post-paid plans has all changed their names to match their data offering. These are all based on SIM-only deals. The lowest tier is the FreeMe 800MB , which includes: · 500MB of all network data · 150MB WhatsApp data · 500 minutes to call Telkom Mobile and Fixed lines · 15 minutes to other networks · 50 SMSs per month and 150MB of streaming data. The second tier is the FreeMe 1.5GB , which includes: · 1GB all network data · 250MB WhatsApp data · 500 minutes to call Telkom Mobile and Fixed lines · 25 minutes to other networks · 100 SMSs per month · 250MB of streaming data. The FreeMe 3GB (replaces the older FreeMe 2GB ), which includes: · 2GB all network data · 500MB WhatsApp Data · 1000 minutes to call Telkom Mobile and Fixed lines · 50 minutes to other networks · 200 SMSs per month · 500MB of streaming data. The fourth tier is the FreeMe 6GB , which includes: · 4GB all network data · 1GB WhatsApp data · 1000 minutes for Telkom Mobile and Fixes lines · 100 minutes to other networks · 400 SMSs per month · 1GB of streaming data. The fifth tier and the start of the high-end offering is FreeMe 11.5GB, which includes: · 7.5GB all network data · 2GB WhatsApp data · 1000 minutes for Telkom Mobile and Fixes lines · 200 minutes to other networks · 800 SMSs per month · 2GB of streaming data. The FreeMe 18GB, which includes: · 12GB all network data · 3GB WhatsApp data · 3000 minutes for Telkom Mobile and Fixes Lines · 300 minutes to other networks · 1200 SMSs per month · 3GB of streaming data. The penultimate tier is the FreeMe 28GB that includes 20GB all network data, 4GB WhatsApp data, 3000 minutes for Telkom Mobile and Fixed Lines, 1000 minutes to other networks, 2000 SMSs per month and 4GB of streaming data. The final tier is the unlimited option called FreeMe Unlimited. It has unlimited all network data with a fair usage policy of 30GB, 5GB WhatsApp Data, 3000 minutes to Telkom Mobile and Fixed Lines, 3000 minutes to other networks, 3000 SMSs per month and 5GB of streaming data. Terms and Conditions Inclusive All Network data is allocated monthly and expires at the end of two consecutive calendar months, so you will be allowed to carry over any data you have left. Data transfer on all-network data plans is permitted to other Telkom subscribers. WhatsApp data is allocated for one calendar month and cannot be carried over. This data can only be used for WhatsApp and Viber. The data transfer option is not permitted on data for WhatsApp. Telkom-to-Telkom calling minutes and all-network minutes are valid for one calendar month and carryover isn’t permitted. The minutes cannot be transferred to other Telkom users like data. After those minutes are depleted, all network minutes will be used and after that, Telkom-to-Telkom calling will go out of bundle at a voice rate of R0.70. The same rate applies to other network calls. SMSs are allocated for one month only. They can’t be transferred or carried over. Once SMSs/MMSs are depleted, you will be charged out-of-bundle rates of R0.30 (160 characters) for SMS and R0.50 (300KB) for MMS. Streaming data is not allowed to be carried over and is allocated monthly. It can’t be transferred and will provide video streaming capped at a maximum speed of 1.5Mbps on the Telkom network. Overall, these new FreeMe contracts provide an even spread of benefits across all tiers. View the latest FreeMe Deals here.

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