Just sharing my pessimistic view of the SNO.
Take Vodacom, they came in they had prices and then the prices were high, then the people complained and vodacom didn't care.
Then came MTN and the people rejoiced, but then Vodacom and MTN got together and the prices stayed high.
Then came Cell C and the people rejoiced, but then Vodacom, MTN and Cell C got together and the prices stayed high.
What I'm saying is that even with three Cellular operators they all cost the same and the prices are high. So with the SNO I REALLY doubt if the prices will change or drop for that matter. The best we wwill get is some small (mostly useless) perks offered by both providers.
IMHO this is due to technological problems/costs in this country as well as a lack of Serious and independent competition, I wouldn't be surprised if the CEOs of Vodacom, MTN and Cell C all golf together on Saturday mornings ...
I also think that's why AT&T didn't get in as the powers that be knew that they had NO way of controlling AT&T so that AT&T could give them REAL competition ...
That's my thoughts ...
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