Superfast Mobile Internet now even more Affordable
Monday, 24 April 2006
Vodacom today announced that effective 1 June 2006 it is offering a further reduction in the cost of its 3G data service. Subject to the approval of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Vodacom will be lowering all its standard in-bundle 3G data tariffs by 20%.
"This reduction in tariffs means that Vodacom customers could pay as little as 39c per meg - making our superfast mobile internet even more affordable and accessible to everyone," says Pieter Uys, Vodacom's Chief Operations Officer.
"The proposed reduction in tariffs excludes 3G HSDPA tariffs and includes all standard in-bundle 3G contract and bolt-on tariffs," Uys says.
This follows an announcement by Vodacom that effective 21 April 2006, any customer who owns a locally purchased Vodacom 3G Data Connect Card can visit any Vodacom approved outlet for a free swop-out for a 3G HSDPA Data Connect Card - dependant on availability of stock and proof of original purchase within South Africa.
Vodacom's HSDPA network offers users downlink speeds of up to 1.8 Megabits per second which is faster than ADSL and up to 5 times faster than 3G.