Vodacom revised its data services pricing, offering contract
data customers savings of up to 43%. Customers will now pay as little
as ZAR0.07 (US$0.01) per MB. In addition, contract customers are
offered another allocation of the same size as their subscribed data
bundle to use anytime between midnight and 5am. Branded Night Owl, this
offering increases potential savings to 72%.
Vodacom today revised its data services structure and pricing which
will see contract data customers reap savings of up to 43% and get
double their data for free with Night Owl, moving the effective savings
to as high as 72%.
The move means that from 1 August customers will pay less for
accessing the Internet. Customers will now pay as little as 7 cents per
MB for data consumption.
"Vodacom's change to red brought with it the promise of real changes
to the network, customer service and value. We hope these price
reductions will contribute to making the Internet more affordable and
give our customers an enhanced connected experience," says Pieter Uys,
Chief Executive Officer at Vodacom.
In addition to the savings, all existing and new Vodacom contract
customers will be given another allocation of the same size as the
subscribed data bundle to use anytime between midnight and 5AM. This
service, called Night Owl, previously only on promotion, is now
available as standard to all Vodacom contract subscribers.
Contract customers will receive more value from these revised
Broadband Standard prices. To illustrate this additional value, Vodacom
customers who previously bought a MyMeg 110 data bundle at R88 (80c
per MB), will now only pay R49, for a MyMeg 100 (49c per MB) - a cost
saving of 39% per MB. They will also get double their data for free
resulting in a net saving of 69%.
Existing Vodacom contract subscribers will automatically benefit from
the new tariffs and will be migrated to the next bigger bundle size
while paying less. For example, current 300MB subscribers will be
migrated to 500MB, at a lower overall tariff.
Over and above the Broadband Standard price reductions, Vodacom also provides the following services:
- All Vodacom Broadband Internet customers receive Vodacom's free e-mail service with a storage capacity of 3GB; and
- Two hours of free technical support available for Broadband
contract customers. Vodacom technicians come to customer's homes to
help them with installing the modem software for the first time, or
trouble shooting an existing installation and setting up a free Vodacom
email address, including up to 5 aliases. To access free technical
support service customers should Call 082 155 during office hours.
"We are committed to finding ways to make our customers smile and we
will continue in focusing all our efforts towards delivering on this
promise." Uys concluded.
To access more information on the revised Broadband Standard products customers can go to http://www.vodacom.co.za/.