#DataMustFall has been making headlines and the pressure is mounting on the service providers to drop their costs. Icasa is getting really serious about it, and some ISPs are responding by offering very competitive data deals that give massive cost savings – like the now famous R1 for 250MB deal.
The problem is that to get these great deals we often have to port our numbers, and that's a hassle. We need to be flexible and free to switch to the best deals as we want as they come out.
The answer is a dual-SIM smartphone.
Easy network switching with a dual-SIM smartphone
A dual-SIM smartphone lets you switch to any network you like, without having to port your number. You simply use one SIM to keep your current number and use the other to switch your phone to a different network that offers a better deal. That way you can also take advantage of two different deals, to get maximum value for money.
Which just leaves the problem of the cost of these high-end dual SIM smartphones...
Affordable Xiaomi dual-SIM smartphones
Luckily, that problem has now been solved. Xiaomi smartphones have broken the mould. Thanks to them, high-quality, top-class smartphones don't come with high-end prices anymore. Their smartphones come with dual-SIM capability as standard. So straight out of the box they're ready for you to use to grab the best data deal.
Xiaomi (pronounced "shao-mee) is all about affordable luxury. Its aim is to bring the best technology to the most people. It has been so successful that it has become a top 5 global smartphone brand. Xiaomi holds the record for the most smartphones sold in 12 hours - 2.1 MILLION! Its smartphones are used across the globe by hundreds of millions of people.
Because it sells so many smartphones it costs less to make them. So Xiaomi can use the best components from the top manufacturers to ensure excellent build quality – without having to compromise quality for budget. Its HD screens are made by Sharp and its cameras are made by Sony. The phones themselves are built by the same plant (Foxconn) that builds Apple iPhones.
Check out the unbelievable Redmi 2 Pro
This is an entry-level Android smartphone, but it's so sophisticated that you get very high quality for a budget price. It has full HD display and high performance, thanks to a powerful quad-core processor and lots of memory.
Its 4G dual-SIM capabilities mean that you can take advantage of more than one service provider deal, and change calls and messages easily according to your preferred network.
The camera supports full HD video recording, with both low light and sunlight enhancement of images. It also comes with the Beautify app, that brings a new level to getting great pics – especially selfies.
The Redmi 2 Pro starts at only R1 999 and you can check out the full range (which extends all the way to the Mi 5) at mia.africa.com/za and major retailers like Game, Makro, Incredible Connection.