Vodacom to cut prepaid data rates

Vodacom will cut data prices for prepaid customers from 19 September by up to 42%, the country’s largest mobile operator said on Wednesday. This follows price reductions for contract customers announced earlier this month.

However, the company has kept out-of-bundle and ad hoc data rates at R2/MB.

Customers buying MyMeg 100 will pay 39% less, with the price per megabyte reduced from 80c (for the previous MyMeg 110) to 49c, according to Vodacom (see full table below).

Data supplied by Vodacom

Those who previously bought MyMeg 175 at a price of 68c/MB will now pay 40c/MB for MyMeg 250, a saving of 42%/MB, Vodacom said. The average per-megabyte rate saving across all packages from MyMeg 10 to MyGig 1.5 is in the region of 22%.

In addition to the price reductions, Vodacom will run a “double your prepaid data’ promotion from 19 September to 31 October. The promotion will give customers double data for the same price when they buy bigger bundles, which include MyGig 1, MyGig 1.5, MyGig 2 and MyGig 2.5 prepaid and Top Up once-off bundles during the promotional period.  – Staff reporter, TechCentral

Share this article

  • tsblack

    And the ad-hoc price stays the same… Seriously Vodacom?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougvining Doug Vining

    How does this hope to compete with 8ta’s 2+1GB for R149?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesomerville John Somerville

    what a crap price drop – ill stick to 8ta prepaid thx

  • Dinesh08

    you call this a price drop!! ha ha i’ll stick to my cell c for 2G at R149. Please wake up Vodacom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  and idiots still stay with Vodacom!!

  • ElviZA

    What a joke…..I buy MyGig 2.3…Less than R400…now 2.5MyGig =429!!! 200MB for R40!! Drop down to  MyGig 2, and rate goes up 1c!! 
    Cell C gives me 500MB for each R50 I load….so still have R50 airtime, 50 sms, 500MB…..come on Vodacom and lets get real!!

  • Photo_luigi

    Does Vodacom honestly think they’re fooling anyone? The popular bundles were 17/18c per meg 2 years ago, they still are, and probably will be a year from now. I;m just with Vodacom because Cell C’s footprint don’t cover the Boland, this will hopefully change soon. I’m shocked that Vodacom actually have any prepaid data clients in the big centres.

  • Autoeagle

    I am off to 8ta. Sorry Vodacom, but you are doing this to yourself. You are not too big to fall.

Why TechCentral?

We know that as a prospective advertiser, you are spoilt for choice. Our job is to demonstrate why TechCentral delivers the best return for your advertising spend.

TechCentral is South Africa’s online technology news leader. We don’t say that lightly. We believe we produce the country’s best and most insightful online tech news aimed at industry professionals and those interested in the fast-changing world of technology.

We provide news, reviews and comment, without fear or favour, that is of direct relevance to our fast-expanding audience. Proportionately, we provide the largest local audience of all technology-focused online publishers.

We do not constantly regurgitate press releases to draw in search engine traffic — we believe websites that do so are doing their readers and advertisers a disservice. Nor do we sell “editorial features”, offer advertising “press offices” or rely on online bulletin-board forums of questionable value to advertisers to bolster our traffic.

TechCentral, which is edited and written by award-winning South African journalists, cares about delivering top-quality content to draw in the business and consumer readers that are of most interest to technology advertisers.

We’d like the opportunity to demonstrate the value of directing a portion of your advertising budget to TechCentral, whether your company is in the technology field or not. Numerous opportunities exist for companies interested in reaching our audience of key decision-makers in South Africa’s dynamic information and communications technology sector. We offer packages that will deliver among the best returns on investment available in the online technology news space.

For more information about advertising opportunities, and how your organisation can benefit by publicising itself on TechCentral, please call us on 011-792-0449 during office hours. Or send us an e-mail and ask for our latest rate card and brochure.