Prepaid mobile data price comparison

Neotel has recently unveiled its new prepaid mobile data products, taking on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta

By - November 21, 2012
Money Down

Neotel has recently unveiled its new prepaid data bundles, offering 100 gigabytes (GB) of data and a NeoFlex MiFi device for R2,299 and 36 gigabytes of data and a NeoFlex MiFi device for R1,699.

Neotel explained that the MiFi device offers the user a personal WiFi hotspot, which means that the operator’s new product range competes directly against the mobile operators.

In its press statement Neotel claimed that their new prepaid data bundles offer the “greatest value prepaid data in South Africa”.

To put this claim to the test one should compare Neotel’s pricing to the best priced prepaid offers from Vodacom, 8ta and Cell C.

The following table shows that Neotel’s products do indeed offer better value for money than its competitors.

Provider Device Peak data Off-peak data Price Minimum price per GB Peak price per GB
Neotel Neotel MiFi 100 0 R2299 R23 R23
8ta No device 60 60 R1800 R15 R30
Cell C No device 50 150 R1799 R9 R36
Neotel Neotel MiFi 36 0 R1699 R47 R47
Cell C No device 24 0 R1299 R54 R54
Vodacom No device 24 0 R1499 R62 R62

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