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).

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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

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