MTN announced today (9 May 2012) that it has extended its “2GB Internet bundle price slash promotion” by three months. The promotion will now end on 31 July 2012.
According to MTN South Africa general manager of consumer segments, Mapula Bodibe, the 2GB Internet is bundle is available to PayAsYouGo, TopUp and contract customers. “It can be purchased as a once off or on a recurring monthly basis, and comes with a 60 day carry-over period,” explained Bodibe.
MTN highlighted that existing MTN 2GB users who already have an add-on recurring 2GB bundle will also benefit from the promotion during this period.
“Once a customer reaches the 2GB cap, they will be informed accordingly via an SMS notification and their further usage will be charged at an ‘out of bundle rate’ of only 19c, which is also competitive in the market,” explained Bodibe.
“By offering the most attractive internet promotion on offer today – over a world class network – with high speed internet for just R189, this internet bundle is designed to cater to an array of customer requirements and addresses the fundamental need for real value,” MTN said in its press statement.
This 2GB for R189 prepaid data bundle competes against 8ta’s ‘Go 3 Gigs Big’ promotion which offers subscribers 2GB of “anytime data” and 1GB of “night surfer” data for R149.
While MTN’s pricing is slightly higher than 8ta’s promotion, it is significantly lower than Vodacom’s MyGig 2 Advanced prepaid pricing of R385. MTN also offers better value than Cell C’s 3GB Smartdata bundle priced at R400.