New Vodacom smartphone plans

Vodacom has taken the wraps off its new Smart contract price plans which include minutes, SMSes, and data

By - February 24, 2013
Vodacom Smart Plans thumbnail

Vodacom has started to offer a new set of smartphone contracts to subscribers taking up the BlackBerry Z10, and details on when they plan to make the deals more widely available emerged at their launch for the new BlackBerry device.

According to the deal sheets used by consultants to educate customers about the new data plans for the BlackBerry Z10, Vodacom will launch 7 new Smart plans in February 2013.

Its existing Smart plans (Smart Standard, Smart Advanced, etc.) will “no longer be communicated”, according to the document.

As with Vodacom’s previous contract plans for smartphones, the new Smart plans will also include an allocation of voice minutes, data, and SMSes.

While there is some conflicting information between the deal sheets and information MyBroadband received early last week, most of the details are corroborated:

New Vodacom Smart plans Monthly subscription Minutes SMSes Data (MB) OOB call rate OOB data rate OOB SMS rate
Smart S R199 75 150 75 R1.75 R1.00 R0.35
Smart M R299 120 240 120 R1.75 R1.00 R0.35
Smart L R499 250 500 250 R1.50 R1.00 R0.35
Smart XL R699 400 800 400 R1.50 R1.00 R0.35
Smart XXL R999 700 unlimited 700 R1.25 R1.00 N/A
Smart XXXL R1,599 1,200 unlimited 1,200 R1.25 R1.00 N/A
Smart VIP R1,999 1,500 unlimited 1,500 R1.00 R1.00 N/A
* All plans are billed per second; minutes are anytime, to any network

Earlier information suggested that the upper tier of packages that include unlimited SMSes would be named “Red Advantage”, “Red Premium”, “Red VIP”. It also indicated that the VIP package would include unlimited voice.

Outside of these differences, the prices and package details from the two sources match up.

Asked whether the deal sheets from the BlackBerry Z10 launch are the final form Vodacom’s new Smart packages will take, and when they will become generally available, the network declined to answer:

“We are working on a proposition that includes a range of exciting products and services. We believe these will provide great benefits to our contract customers. These propositions will be announced shortly,” said Enzo Scarcella, managing executive – postpay at Vodacom.

Vodacom brings back pre-paid data promotion

BlackBerry Z10 contract prices revealed

Cell C data promotions extended

Vodacom planning simpler data buying

Vodacom Free4Sho vs Cell C Supacharge

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Which DStv package do you have?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Media24 to launch news wire service

newspapers

Media24’s digital division, 24.com, is launching a news wire service next month, it announced on Thursday

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 vs HTC One M9 – who’s the boss?

Bulls locking horns battle!

Samsung claimed the Galaxy S6 is the most advanced smartphone in the world, but a hardware comparison shows it isn’t so clear-cut

Telkom restructuring targets outsourced workers

Telkom fixed line

The restructuring process underway at Telkom is going to affect over a thousand employees by the end of March, trade union Solidarity has revealed.

South Africans are getting nailed over broadband prices

South Africa Internet

When it comes to broadband pricing, South Africa’s Internet access ranks amongst the most expensive in the world

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)