MTN has surprised the market with an announcement that it will be launching new uncapped data packages on 1 June, starting from R749 per month.
MTN said in a statement that its Unlimited Lite package will be available for R749 while its Unlimited Pro package will be available for R1999. Both these new ‘uncapped’ data packages will be launched on 1 June 2010.
The MTN Unlimited Lite package will have a fair use policy of 3GB and the MTN Unlimited Pro package has a fair use policy of 10GB. “After these allowances have been reached, the internet speeds will be reduced to 128kbit/s,” MTN said.
These are the first uncapped mobile broadband offerings in the South African market, and despite the fact that speed will be throttled after a fair use limit is reached it is likely to enjoy take-up among heavy users.
Vodacom has no immediate plans to launch uncapped mobile broadband services, but Vodacom South African MD Shameel Joosub said that consumers can expect Vodacom to remain competitive and offer them competitive value in the broadband space.
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