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Thread: Pay as you Go Cellphone network advice

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    Hi I will be visiting SA next month, got a Iphone 4 and was wondering what pay as you go package with Data I should go for whilst in the country. Thanks in advance.

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    How long will you be here for?
    Any idea of the area (rural/urban/city names) you'll be visiting?
    What are you habits like via the phone? Just browsing, email, apps and some youtube streaming? Or any downloads?
    How much data do you use currently or do you think you'll need per month?
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    Try vodacom, easiest to use and just buy a data bundle.

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    CellC gives you 100Mb for every R50-00 airtime you load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pezulu View Post
    CellC gives you 100Mb for every R50-00 airtime you load.
    I thought that was finished or did they bring it back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezulu View Post
    CellC gives you 100Mb for every R50-00 airtime you load.
    Quote Originally Posted by Venomous View Post
    I thought that was finished or did they bring it back?
    The statement is correct - you're thinking of the 500Mb for every R50, which ended approx. the end of Dec'11. Currently, it's R50 gets you 100Mb.
    http://www.cellc.co.za/internet/page...oducts/prepaid

    Btw, re :
    wondering what pay as you go package with Data I should go for whilst in the country
    probably safest to go with MTN or Vodacom from a coverage point-of-view, but they're generally [much] more expensive than Cell C & 8ta.

    Get one of each SIM card - they cost just about nothing from many retailers / at the airports, and once activated, check data bundle prices on the phone, load airtime & convert it as needed.

    Remember to bring a doc. with your address on it to RICA
    http://www.cellc.co.za/about/rica

    For Non-South African Citizens
    In order for non-South African citizens to register for RICA, you need your passport, SIM card and proof of physical address. Any one of the following is sufficient for proof of physical address:
    • Residential or employment address
    • Bank statement
    • Water and lights account
    • Phone account
    • TV license
    • Lease agreement
    • Vehicle lease agreement
    Last edited by BayCityRoller; 25-01-2012 at 08:00 AM.

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    My suggestion would be to simply get a Vodacom SIM and load data bundles. You might be able to save a few rand here or there on a different network but the small saving isn't really worth the schlep of looking after different sim cards and swopping them out from time to time - especially if you'll be expecting incoming calls on a SA number.

    IIRC your phone uses a micro-SIM too - these are sometimes tricky to find. The other option is to get a normal sized sim and just cutting it to size. For this I'd suggest you download a template.

    Data bundles last until the last day of the following month (ie up to 2 months, depending on when in the month you buy).
    In South Africa even the information superhighway has potholes in it.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions, I will be in Port Elizabeth/Garden Route and Cape Town. Won't forget to bring proof of address for RICA.

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    It'd probably be easier to get local family or friends to get you the the sim and everything. That's what we always do when we fly to Germany where one also has to register the sim card.

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