Orange prepaid now available to SA travellers

2013-06-13 12:15

Cape Town - South African travellers will now be able to buy prepaid packages for international mobile company Orange's networks in France and Botswana, thanks to a deal struck with Nashua Mobile.

ITWebAfrica reports that French Telecom, Orange will now be able to set up a brand and sales presence in South Africa in stores of the independent cellular service provider Nashua Mobile - which also sells offerings such as Vodacom and MTN mobile packages.

This will make it easier for travellers to prepare for trips by having a prepaid number set-up before leaving.

Initially Orange products will be available in four stores around the country: Sandton City in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, Canal Walk and the Icon Centre shopping complex, both in Cape Town.

Togethere with retail stores, Orange has developed a South African customised online store where customers can purchase their items and have them delivered anywhere in South Africa within three working days.

Orange Sim cards for other countries, apart from Botswana and France, could be added later.

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with a presence in 32 countries. It is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

They reported having over 230 million customers worldwide at the end of last year, however they do not currently have a mobile operator's license in South Africa.

South African travellers to France will be able to purchase one of the following sim card options:

- Mobicarte holiday: a prepaid French SIM card with a communication plan that includes 2 hours of communication, 300 SMS, 500 MB of mobile internet connection anywhere in France, unlimited connection to Orange 30 000 WiFi Hotspots in France, unlimited use of Orange maps. Currently you can expect to pay R590 for the package, plus a R100 transaction fee. Check out all the Mobicarte holiday details.

- Orange starter kits: Both include a French SIM and a bundle with the following services: voicemail, consumption monitoring, presentation of numbers, double call. There are two different pricing options - either R230 (plus R30 transaction fee) or R405 (plus a R50 transaction fee). Check out all the starter kit details

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