South African network provider, Vodacom launched a 4G smart feature phone recently. The Vodacom Vibe 4G is said to have been designed for users who are looking for a smart, yet affordable device and is priced at R299.
The Vibe 4G smart feature phone includes a 2.8-inch display, an easy-to-navigate menu, long-battery life and a 2MP rear camera.
According to the company, optimising this year’s version of the Vibe with 4G connectivity has meant keeping with the digital trends and ensuring longevity. This means the device now not only has social media and instant messaging capabilities but also enables Voice over LTE (VoLTE) ensuring calls are made even when the 2G network is unavailable.
“In the past six years, smartphone penetration has doubled from 30% to 60% as customers migrate from 2G devices to 3G and 4G smartphones. To further drive this transition and help bridge the digital divide, we have now introduced South Africa’s first 4G feature phone for just R299 having launched the country’s first smart feature phone with a traditional keypad during last year,” says Davide Tacchino, Terminals Managing Executive at Vodacom.
“Customers have bought over 10 million Vodacom branded devices such as the Kicka range, the Aspire and Vibe 3G, to name but a few. By launching an affordable branded suite of devices, our ultimate aim is to bring down the cost to communicate and to ensure digital inclusion for all.”