8.ta's new Mobile Data Offerings sports Lowest Rate on the Market
8.ta, South Africa‘s fourth and newest mobile network operator, is going to market with a big, fast and low cost mobile broadband promotion that will get South Africans using the Internet more. With the lowest mobile broadband rates supported by its new network; 8.ta is living up to its promise to change the mobile communications market.
The new post-paid Internet 5 Promotion 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. Subscribers in essence, will be getting 20GB‘s of data at R299 and will therefore be paying as little as 1.5 cents per MB ““ the lowest mobile broadband rate available in South Africa, says Amith Maharaj, Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile.
“œTo mark the launch of our new high speed network 8.ta is “œGoing Big“ with an amazing promotional data offer for a limited time period. Mobile broadband users will agree that the value provided in this offer cannot easily be found anywhere in the world“, Maharaj said.
Maharaj further added that “œwhile the sale of the offer will be for a limited time, it is important to note that customers who sign up will be eligible for the Internet 5 promotional price as well as the Midnight Surfer price for the full 24 months“.
The offer will be available from Sunday, 26 June at 8.ta flagship stores, selected Telkom Direct stores, via the Call Center on 081125, online at www.8ta.com and Nashua Mobile.
With 8.ta‘s new data promotion, high monthly subscription is removed as the barrier to entry for first time subscribers while seasoned mobile broadband subscribers will find the price per MB to be extremely attractive. Many first time subscribers fear running out of bundle and receiving huge bills at the end of the month, however, with a combination of the large bundle, and 8ta‘s unique redirect functionality, this concern is circumvented.
To prevent bill shock, 8.ta provides users with a “˜safety net‘ to check balances and make out-of-bundle purchase decision in real-time using the redirect functionality. Subscribers on the Internet 5 Promotion and Midnight Surfer have the option to purchase a once-off bundle or utilise out of bundle rates.
With the average size of an electronic music file (MP3) download of 4MB, 10GB will allow 2560 MP3 music track downloads. 10GB will also allow 12 full length movie downloads if the average size of a movie is 800MB. Further innovation for 8.ta data subscribers is a free email account with online Office Web Applications such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint to store documents online without having to purchase a license. Subscribers will also have access to a free home support service with every purchase of a 3G data modem from 8ta.
The Internet 5 Promotion and Midnight Surfer will only be offered on 8.ta‘s network. The following link, available on the 8.ta website, provides a comprehensive coverage map for those who want to check if they are within the coverage area – http://www.8ta.com/coverage/i5promo prior to making a purchase decision.
The post-paid data bundles are valid for the current calendar month. “œWe have removed the modem from the offer so that customers have the freedom to utilise their existing compatible modems or buy a compatible modem that suits their needs“, adds Maharaj.