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Cell C slashes Data Costs

Published by on Apr 9th, 2013, 9 Comments

Last week we reported that Cell C’s CEO was planning more price cuts, but did not want to let his competitors know when he will “deal a uppercut” to them. Cell C has just announced their latest promotional data rates for people who want to get data only contracts, and once again they have significantly undercut their competitors.

Vodacom has recently matched their pricing for certain packages, so its good to see how quickly Cell C reacts to the competition. Many users were also worried that the Giga packages would soon be phased out, but luckily it is still in place for late night surfers (or downloaders…). The new Giga pricing drops from R249 to R189 per month, and still offers some of the best value for money in SA right now.

The Out of Bundle rate remains unchanged.

These latest prices will run from today until 30 June:

Monthly Data Device Cost PM MB  Cost per MB Out of Bundle Cost per MB
500MB SIM Only R39 500  R0,08  R0,15
1GB SIM Only R69 1000  R0,07  R0,15
2GB SIM Only R99 2000  R0,05  R0,15
2GB (with 3G USB stick) SIM R119 2000  R0,06  R0,15
20GB (5GB Peak + 15GB Midnight Data) SIM Only R189 20000  R0,01  R0,15
10GB SIM Only R499 10000  R0,05  R0,15
20GB SIM Only R999 20000  R0,05  R0,15

 

Source: MyBroadband

Comments

  • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

    Well done Cell C, they are getting closer to 8ta’s SIM only prices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grunt-Nomel/100003301948775 Grunt Nomel

    A pity that they cannot compete with data coverage.

  • Vergo

    what about the pre-paid costumers

  • Jaco van der Walt

    Very accurate statement. I live on the ground floor of a sectional title security complex, might as well be a military bunker! No CellC 3G. I only get Vodacom 3G if i stand next to the window. One guess as to where my router is mounted… :)

  • Nick

    No point in having loads of data if you cant use it. I hardly ever get anything better than Edge coverage with my S3 since switching to Cell C and the amount of dropped calls i experience a day is ridiculous.

  • Werner

    I dont really care about how cheap they are currently. They cannot deliver with the current data network infrastructure they have so it is all empty ptromises really. I bought a Giga200 data package in November 2012 and for the last 3 months it has been virtually useless during business hours in Braamfontein. I am talking speed below 1KB if any.

  • http://about.me/MthokozisiG MthokozisiG

    What is needed in South Africa is more Spectrum, the UK just got the 700MHZ if I am not mistaken that used to be used by Analog TV and it now used for 4G LTE. Maybe when digital TV rolls out we will see some 4G LTE and Cell C is well positioned to roll out proper full on 4G LTE as they have the 900MHZ spectrum but they are currently using it for 3G. It is always good to see data prices come down and Cell C seem to always shake up the competition…

  • Aneesah

    They don’t even allow me to purchase data bundles anymore!!

  • jabbawook

    And the day after they give us this wonderful news I suffer major outages on both prepaid Internet modem and contract Blackberry.

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