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Vodacom cuts out-of-bundle rates, but they’re still around R1,000/GB

South African mobile operator Vodacom has today announced it’s cutting out-of-bundle data prices from the middle of October 2017. The new rate for prepaid and top-up customers will be 99c/MB from 15 October, while contract customers have been paying 89c/MB since the beginning of October. You’ll have to forgive us for not getting too excited at this news on account of having a calculato...[Read More]

Cell C throws its hat in the LTE and fibre ring like an enraged Oddjob

Cell C’s been rolling out infrastructure in South Africa’s major cities with puppy-like exuberance in an effort to put to bed complaints about the quality of its service (especially on the data front) that dogged the service a few years back. And now it wants to show off its hard work and, you know, sell all that extra capacity. To this end, it’s cutting the cost of its LTE servi...[Read More]

Telkom gets aggressive with mobile prepaid data

Telkom’s mobile arm has announced aggressive updates to its prepaid data packages in a move that could prompt rival operators to respond in kind. In addition to price cuts, the operator has consolidated it’s prepaid data offers, which were previously split into bundles that only worked when connected to Telkom’s own infrastructure and others that allowed for roaming on MTN’...[Read More]

MTN: price increases coming soon across the board

Mobile operator MTN has announced sweeping price increases that will come into effect next month and will affect both contract and prepaid customers. This comes as no surprise after Vodacom announced increases to its contract pricing three weeks ago that come into effect on 1 May. In a statement released on Wednesday the operator says its prices have been “relatively stable” in recent ...[Read More]

Finally, MTN brings 4G/LTE to its prepaid customers

Local mobile operator MTN has finally launched 4G/LTE-enabled Sim cards for its prepaid customers. Though the network has supported 4G/LTE – the fourth-generation, high-speed mobile data service that uses long-term evolution technology and succeeds 3G – since late 2012, MTN has to date only made it available to its contract subscribers. Rival Vodacom, meanwhile, has offered 4G/LTE services (genera...[Read More]

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