Best mobile broadband deals in SA

Vodacom, MTN, 8ta and Cell C have all launched aggressively-priced mobile broadband promotions. Here are the picks of the bunch.

August 16, 2012
Mobile operators

South Africa’s cellular operators are jostling for market share in the fast-growing mobile data market, and promotional deals form a large part of attracting new subscribers.

The promotional data services typically provide a large discount over the standard data rates, which mean that consumers will be well-advised to stay abreast of the latest broadband deals in the market.

8ta’s R199 for 10GB of monthly data is still the best mobile broadband deal in South Africa, with the company’s 60GB + 60GB promotion making sense for prepaid users who need a fair amount of data.

Cell C, Vodacom, 8ta and MTN are also running 1GB, 2GB and 3GB data promotions which offer rates of well-below 10c per MB.

For low-end users, Cell C’s R7.50 for 50MB, with an out of bundle rate of 15c per MB, provides great value for money and removes the bill-shock associated with traditional R2.00 out of bundle rates.

The following table provides an overview of some of the prominent mobile data promotions currently in the market.

Best mobile broadband deals
Service Prepaid or contract Data included Price
Entry level
Cell C Contract 50MB R7.50
Mid range
MTN (with F@stlink E352 modem) Contract 500MB per month R49
Cell C smartdata Contract 500MB per month R49
Cell C smartdata Contract 2GB per month R99
8ta Go Big Prepaid 2GB (+ 1GB after hours) R149
Vodacom (with USB modem) Contract 3GB (+ 3GB after hours) per month R199
High end
8ta Go Big Contract 10GB per month R199
8ta Go Big Prepaid 60GB (+ 60GB after hours) R1,800

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