Vodacom South Africa has reduced data prices by up to 14% on certain 30-day data bundles in efforts to make communication more affordable and also to boost the digital economy.
As part of the Vodacom data prices adjustments, the frequently purchased 1GB bundle now costs R85 from R99, with the company offering up to 33% more data on selected 30-day data bundles which gives greater value to customers.
Vodacom has also re-introduced the 30-day 2GB bundle at R159 to give customers wider choice and more value. Tariffs on the 50MB, 3GB, 5GB, 10GB and 20GB 30-day bundles remain unchanged.
“Our aim in reducing these prices is to ensure customers are constantly connected on SA’s leading network,” said Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business. “Our purpose is to connect for a better future and ensure that no one is left behind in this new digital age.”
|New Allocation||Old Allocation||Old Price||New Price|
|50MB||R12||R12||No price increase|
|200MB||150MB||R29||R29||33% value increase|
|350MB||325MB||R55||R49||8% value increase + 11% price reduction|
|500MB||R79||R69||13% price reduction|
|1GB||R99||R85||14% price reduction|
|2GB||New Bundle||–||R159||New Bundle|
|3GB||R229||R229||No price Increase|
|5GB||R349||R349||No price increase|
|10GB||R469||R469||No price increase|
|20GB||R699||R699||No price increase|
Since April 2019, Vodacom has almost halved the price of data to ensure access to affordable communication solutions for everyone, especially those with limited resources.
“In our journey towards becoming a leading Pan African technology company, we will not stop until everyone is connected, as it is part of creating a sustainable, inclusive digital society. As a purpose-led organisation, the voice of our customer is important to us, as such we have reintroduced certain bundles to meet the customer demand so we can go further together,” added Mendes
Vodacom, has sold over 4.2 million of its low-cost branded suite of 3G and 4G enabled smart devices in South Africa. This access to connectivity has been further enhanced by prepaid device financing, enabling customers with no credit facilities to pay for 4G devices in instalments.
“Since April last year, we have saved our customers billions of rands through our cost-reduction initiatives and we will continue to do so. We will also invest over R50 billion over a five-year period in infrastructure and new technologies, to increase broadband coverage and data speeds which will bridge the digital divide even more,” concluded Mendes.