Get Smart Now with your cellphone spending this festive season

Your cellphone bill can quickly spin out of control during the festive season, when you may be travelling overseas, spending hours on the phone to wish friends and family well, or sending out dozens of text messages with season’s greetings.

Here’s a few ways that you can save money on your cellphone bill, courtesy of Nashua Mobile:

Get the right phone for your needs – Think about what you really want your phone to do – messaging, media, GPS and so on – and look for one that meets your needs and budget. There are some great-looking, feature-rich entry level smartphones for people who want some basic data services and standard texting and voice – they might do nicely if you’re not a fashionista.

Instant messaging means instant savings – Depending on your data bundle, you might be able to enjoy significant savings if you use an instant messaging application on your phone rather than sending a string of SMSes to your friends while organising your plans for New Year’s Eve.

Try to use services like the BlackBerry Messenger. If you own a BlackBerry smartphone and sign up for the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), you can send as many text, voice note and picture messages as you want included in the monthly BlackBerry Internet Service fee of about R60 a month.

Be aware of international roaming costs – If you’re spending December abroad, be aware of the costs of using voice and data services while you roam. Look for the details on your service provider’s Website. Selected Nashua Mobile outlets will supply you with WorldSIM, an international prepaid mobile phone solution that is perfect for customers planning to travel with their cellphones this festive season. With WorldSIM you can make cost effective mobile phone calls in more than 150 countries around the world as well as receive calls for free in more than 60 countries. You can buy the WorldSIM from participating Nashua Mobile outlets (Sandton City, Canal Walk in Cape Town, and Brooklyn Design Quarter) and then simply top up airtime at your convenience by buying a voucher or by purchasing airtime online at with your credit card.

Be aware that international roaming data costs – even for sending a few emails – can be eye-wateringly expensive. Rather use a Wi-Fi service to browse the Internet, update social networking and send emails.

So Get smart with Nashua Mobile this summer and find the perfect phone that suits your needs by visiting and taking advantage of the Get Smart advice and specials we are offering this festive season.

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Get Smart Now with your cellphone spending this festive season