I thought there was a huge typo in the RSS feed...guess I was wrong. The worst part is - Vodacom sounds proud about their wonderful deal.
respect- that Knott-craig advises this rather than trying to squeeze more out of their customers through clever marketing.Knott-Craig has sound advice for international travels. “Most travellers in South Africa use our prepaid products which offer them the same low rates as our own customers, which as you know are the lowest in South Africa,” said Knott-Craig.
South African travellers visiting international destinations will be well advised to do the same. Purchase a prepaid service in the country you are visiting and avoid getting an exorbitant bill from your South African cellular provider.
Really R5000 per gig! Awesome deal VC!!! Yes, this is sarcasm..
Haaaaahaaaahaaaahahahahaha! Oh... It's not a joke?
When international companies peer it is more or less just adding an inbound outbound account for each operator on their Radius servers and then offsetting the traffic measured against their accounts. The rate at which is agreed on depends on what you can offer. This is true for Wi-Fi Roaming so I guess the principles also apply here. E.G. An operator in SA with 4 Mil subscribers will at any time have 0.02% roaming, then the EU operator has 50 million subscribers, so the rates agreed to is usually determined by the party bringing the bigger numbers. Maybe its time to revisit a number of international agreements?
Look, I hate Vodacon as much as the next guy, but to be fair, high international roaming rates (for voice as well as data) are a worldwide issue, which has been brought up on many websites, in international business conferences etc. over the last few years.
So the irony is, these prices they're bragging about are probably quite good. Possibly even "cheap", comparatively.
Buy your 3 UK sim cards at the airport in JNB before leaving. They are in the duty free section in the electronics store, as you come through customs on your right. Something like R 150 gives you unlimited data on the 3 network in the UK for a period of one month, and the speeds are high too. I forget the exact price - I got mine in January, but you get your prepaid SIM that you put in your phone/iPad, and you have unlimited data when you step off the plane in London
Well, as we've seen, MTN and Cell C is way more expensive, so I don't understand why everyone is bashing Voda for this.
For the yuppie that's city hopping in Europe on business, quickly checking emails and doing a few IM's, R5000/GB is ok (again, compared to MTN and Cell C)
Glad a relative who used to work there left,was gonna start to strain family relationships with these kind of offers.hehehe..what a fail vodacom.
And Vodacom wonders why it is losing the mobile popularity contest with consumers