Broadband price wars heat up
The mobile operator unveiled 10GB and 20GB bundled broadband packages for the local market.
Yesterday, Vodacom announced revisions to its data services structure and pricing. The operator revealed that customers would pay 7 cents per MB for data consumption and get double their data for free with Night Owl.
Earlier this month, MTN announced price cuts to its uncapped broadband offerings. The mobile operator cut the price of its Uncapped Lite product from R749 per month to R299 per month and its Broadband Uncapped Pro from R1 999 to R899.
The most dramatic price cuts came from 8ta. In June, Telkom’s mobile arm introduced the post-paid Internet 5 Promotion which offers subscribers a 10GB data bundle at R199 per month with the option of an additional 10GB Midnight Surfer data bundle at R100 per month for use between 12am and 5am.
According to the new promotion, subscribers will be getting 20GB’s of data at R299 and will be paying 1.5 cents per MB.
Cell C’s packages would be available from 1 August and aim to bring the H+900 network to higher-demand internet users.
“Cell C has heard the call from SA consumers and small business owners to provide larger bandwidth products at competitive prices to help them meet their own day-to-day internet access demands,” said Simon Camerer, Cell C executive head of marketing.
The 10GB per month package, standard with either a 7.2Mbps MyZone router or 21.6Mbps speed stick, would cost the customer R499 per month on contract for 12 months or R4 999 once-off on prepaid.
The 20GB per month package, also standard with a MyZone router or speed stick would be available at R899 per month on contract or R8 999 once-off on prepaid.
Both prepaid packages would also be available as SIM only variants at a R1000 discount.
“Coupled with our recently launched 3GB once-off offer for 399 rand, Cell C now has a comprehensive range of broadband products that cater for a cross-section of consumer needs, enabling them to get the best out of Cell C’s new H+900 network,” said Camerer.