Vodacom has announced that it will be extending its Mofaya 2GB + 2GB for R149 data promotion until 30 June 2013, and is also planning to let customers keep the lower promotional prices for as long as they remain on that contract.
Vodacom said that it has decided to extend the Mofaya 2GB + 2GB promotion until 30 June 2013 “to align the length of the promotional period with that of our current discounted data offers”.
“Great news for new and existing data promotion customers is that Vodacom is currently investigating the possibility of allowing customers who sign up for our contract data promotions to retain the promotional pricing for as long as they retain the contract,” said the company.
The promotional pricing previously reverted back to the prevailing data rates after the 24-month contract period expired.
Vodacom is currently running various 24-month contract data promotions, including its 1GB for R89, 2GB for R139 and 3GB for R189 SIM-only packages.
The significant savings which these data packages offer is encouraging thousands of people to subscribe to these products, but some users have complained that the price shot up after their 24-month contract period ended.
For example, after a user’s 2GB 24-month contract expired, the promotional price of R149 per month increased to R349 per month.
Vodacom is now planning to do away with reverting the promotional prices back to the prevailing data rates after a 24-month promotional data contract expires, which means that consumers will get the promotional price until they cancel their subscription.
This decision from Vodacom means that their promotional data subscribers stand to experience savings of up to 64% on their data costs after their contract expires.
It is understood that the monthly subscription of those subscribers whose monthly payments have already reverted back to R349 per month may also become R149 per month again.
The following table provides an overview of the savings for Vodacom subscribers after their promotional data contract expires.
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