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With a Vodacom uChoose top-up contract, you can control your spend through a contract and still get prepaid benefits.
What do I get?
This depends on your budget. There are some excellent options in all price ranges.
On the lowest end, you can get a uChoose Flexi 55 for R39 per month for 24 months, and you'll get R55 airtime every month. You will get a SIM card only, not a device, but this is a great option if you already have a phone that you don't want to part with.
Similarly, you can pay R99 per month for 24 months and get R110 airtime on a uChoose Flexi 110 plan.
You could spend R69 per month on a uChoose Flexi 55 AND get a device like an Alcatel OneTouch 2004C with R55 airtime every month.
Then, on the upper end of the scale, if you had a budget of over R500, you could get an iPhone 6S 128GB for R879 per month for 24 months on a uChoose Smart plan, and get 120 minutes, 300 SMSs and 300MB data, plus 1GB of data free for three months.
Go to the uChoose page on Vodacom Online, select your budget and behold the various uChoose options for you.
The best thing about uChoose is that if you need to top up with extra airtime, you can, the same way you would if you were on Prepaid.
How's that for flexibility?
What do 'Flexi' and 'Smart' mean?
Quite simply, uChoose Flexi plans include only airtime, while uChoose Smart plans give you minutes, SMSs and data.
With a uChoose plan, you qualify for Power Hour and Power Bundles, so you can keep in touch with your friends and your folks.
And speaking of friends, a big bonus of a uChoose plan is that you get access to My 5.
This means you can link up to five Vodacom numbers – your five closest friends who are also with Vodacom – and you can talk to the people at those numbers from as little as R6 per hour, or talk for an hour and use the internet from R8!
You can use My 5 on any uChoose Smart or uChoose Flexi plans.
It just doesn't get more affordable than that.
(Prices were correct at time of publishing in February 2016, and are subject to change without notice.)