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MTN reduces Steppa 2 pricing

MTN has slashed the price of its popular Steppa 2 smartphone from R999 to R799, effective immediately.

MTN launched the Steppa 2 smartphone after the resounding success of the original Steppa smartphone, which was South Africa's most affordable smartphone when it launched in 2013.

The MTN Steppa 2 runs on the popular Android 4.3 operating system, which gives users access to thousands of Android-based apps. Steppa 2 has a five-megapixel camera and comes preloaded with popular starter apps such as Facebook, Twitter, AVG Anti-Virus and helpful MTN apps such as myMTNza, which helps users to buy data bundles and check their remaining balance on the go.

The Steppa 2 has large 4-inch LCD screen and a resolution of 480x800 pixels. It boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 4GB of storage space, which can be expanded by a microSD card, and a battery life rated at 1 500mAh.

Says Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa: "The reduced cost of the Steppa 2 will ensure that more consumers are able to afford what is already the most affordable high-performance smartphone in the market. This brings this critically-acclaimed smartphone within the reach of millions of consumers and introduces them into a rich world of data, which will go a long way towards bridging the digital divide. This is just one way that MTN is demonstrating its commitment to attaining its vision of leading the delivery of a bold new digital world," Annetts concludes.

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Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 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 at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 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, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit http://www.mtn.com and http://www.mtnfootball.com.