While we got a head start on an official hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before the launch this past week, carriers have been quite mum on the release and pricing for the new Phablet. As always, Vodacom is living up to their claim of being the best network for Smartphones as they are the only ones that have confirmed to be carrying the Note 3 at launch. Carriers MTN, CellC, Telkom Mobile and Virgin Mobile did not provide us with any solid feedback as to when they will launch the device. The Galaxy Note 3 is now available at a recommended retail price of R8999.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) Premium, a new version of the service introduced to us at launch of the Galaxy S4. With the ADH Premium, Note 3 owners will receive a new device if theirs break for whatever reason, they also get 2 free repairs for incidents in 24-month period. In addition to that, Samsung announced that they will operate a dedicated call centre for the Galaxy Note 3, and will fetch the broken device and deliver the replacement directly to the owner.