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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now available at select MTN stores


For immediate release: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now available at select MTN stores

19 October 2017
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 17th October, –/ African Press Association (APA) /, MTN will be up bright and early tomorrow morning, in flagship stores across the country, to meet the demand for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

“We will be opening our flagship stores in each province at 7am tomorrow morning to offer our customers the convenience and excitement of securing the iPhone 8 as soon as it hits the shelves,” says Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs: MTN SA.

MTN customers can also secure this sought-after device on the new MTN Made for Me postpaid plans. These plans give customers the flexibility to customise the selected base plan with voice, data or combination Booster Bundles, all in line with their individual’s usage pattern and budget. In addition to the benefit of being able to customise plans, customers can get up to twice as much value when they load a Booster Bundle.

For example, customers who sign up or upgrade to MTN Made for Me Medium will receive an iPhone 8 (64GB) inclusive of 150 minutes, 1GB of data bundles and 100 SMSs for as little as R729 per month.

iPhone 8

Customers who prefer the larger screen of the iPhone 8 Plus can receive the same voice and data bundles for a monthly subscription of R829.These customers will also receive 30GB of data for the first three months of their contract (10GB per month).

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature a new glass and aluminium design in three beautiful finishes – space grey, silver and a new gold. Other key features include Retina HD displays and an A11 Bionic chip designed for the ultimate augmented experience.

The world’s most popular camera gets even better and wireless charging brings a powerful new capability. iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12-megapixel cameras and introduces Portrait mode with Portrait lighting, bringing dramatic studio lighting effects to the device, allowing customers to capture stunning portraits with a shallow depth of field effect in five different lighting styles.

“Smart devices such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus need to be complemented by quality networks that provide faster download speeds, clear voice quality and an expansive LTE coverage. Our network has the resilience and capacity to fully support the very best use of devices such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus,” says O’Sullivan.

“MTN’s substantial investments in improving our network quality and coverage, coupled with a renewed focus on overhauling customer experience, will ensure that our customers reap the benefits of using this cutting-edge device,” concludes O’Sullivan.

To ensure seamless connectivity, MTN will support the Apple ecosystem which encompasses eSIM capability, in the future. eSIM enables iPhone 8 users to seamlessly transition from one number to the next without the need to carry two devices or to physicaly swap SIM cards.

For more details on pricing and data plans, please visit www.mtn.co.za
For more details on iPhone please visit www.apple.com

Stores opening at 07h00
1. Century City Boulervard
2. Eastgate Mall
3. Menlyn park
4. Morning side – main launch activation
5. Pavillion
6. Canal Walk X2
7. Blue Route Mall
8. Walmer Park shopping centre
9. Sandton City
10. Bedford Centre
11. Coastlands Gatemax
12. East Rand Mall
13. Mall of Africa

Distributed by African Press Association (APA) on behalf of MTN.

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 June 2017, MTN recorded 231,8m, million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.com and www.mtn.co.za

Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA
Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail: Bridget.Bhengu@mtn.com

Mamello Raborifi: PR Manager, MTN SA
Cell: 083 214 5681 / E-mail: Mamello.Raborifi@mtn.com