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lol "we're great value for money, we promise "
One has to give props to rpm for getting Vodacom and MTN to come out looking like idiots on this one.
(and I'm sure it wasn't his intention - but that's what they said. And a good journalist only reports back on what was said)
And more so, that we have a platform with which to nail these off hand, silly and poor remarks from the big wigs in the mobile arena.
Articles like these will hopefully go up in Google Search Result rankings and hopefully get more eyes to see what Vodacom and MTN are truly like.
Shake&Bake™. That, just happened!
I ported from MTN to Cell C about a year ago. At the time they were offering a Galaxy S2 for free while MTN wanted me to pay in about R1000. My phone bill dropped from around R550 to less that R450 and thats AFTER I took an extra R50 data bundle.
Data connectivity is usually excellent. BUT... Call quality is definitely not as good. Its like they do something strange with the compression, the voice is loud but its hard to make out the words. Also they are really not that stable. I have very few dropped calls but several times the network is unavailable for most of the day (all the cell c users in the office were down but Vodascum and MTN users were fine.)
free air time between 12 AM onwards - a time where I will never use it
R5 for 5MB bundle - which I will never buy
"free" on net calls (which only helps if your contacts are all Vodacom, I have contacts on all networks, so this does not help)
There are times when my BIS shows it is operational, but no data services are available on my Blackberry. It's better than a few months ago, but why do I have to pay full price for a service that is not available 24/7?
I have only saved airtime when using CellC to phone instead on Vodacom.
Free airtime so you can sing to your child (Thursdays only!)
Free calls (at random times so that you get discounted calls, but never free calls - in my experience)
MTN's call rate is more expensive, as is their data, so how am I saving money by using them? Oh, and don't let me forget to mention how often one phones an MTN subscriber and is automatically diverted to their voicemail because the network is overloaded, and how SMS'ses are not always delivered.
Cheaper calls = more value
Cheaper data = haven't used my Vodacom or MTN data SIMS in a while now.
I can't speak for other people, but I (the person that matters here) am saving money using CellC and I will not use Vodacom or CellC simply because they "claim" that CellC is not cheaper.
well if he says so, it must be true, switching back to Vodacom...bahhh, bahhh
I've been waiting for years for mtn to lower their prices and now I'm jumping ship. hello cell c
Vote with your feet guys. Advise others to do the same.
"Why is there something rather than nothing?"
Warning: MTN & Vodacom spin doctor at work
Reality Distortion Field (RDF) in close proximity.
Mr Patel is a spin doctor using RDF to justify costs.
Was on MTN Anytime 350 contract.
MTN gave me 179 inclusive minutes and 50 SMS's
Also had a bolt on 75MB data bundle which cost R50 for a total of R400.
OOB calls were R2.35 per minute.
Number Ported to Cell C Straight Up 200.
Getting 200mins, 200MB, 200SMS on Cell-C.
Saving R200 per month.
So far, call quality and data speeds better than MTN - very impressed with Cell-C.
NOT using Telkom POTS or ADSL since 5 Sept 2011
FYI: Telkom ADSL "legal" contention ratio is 20:1
For years and years subscribers have been begging for clarity and simplicity in the billing department. Cell-C comes along and removes a lot of the muck.
This consumer votes with his feet and one of them has already been moved to Cell-C . Just waiting on Empty-N to loosen the grip on the other foot.
Empty-N and VDC - the times they are 'a changing
So they are now personaly attacking cellc. Interesting. I was under the impression that they do not do it. Phil you are reallu an a$$
Jannie could you point him to this forum so he can get educated. Or better tell him to keep his mouth shut.
Why do they not ask this questions when they do the interview. Give Phil the facts and numbers and let him explain. Do the work before you do the interview.
Used to be on a Vodacom Talk 240.
Subscription cost R430
Monthly bill +- R500 per month. (lack of data and inclusive sms..)
Moved to the RBM contract on Cell C.
Subscription cost R249
Total bill is R249.
Last edited by Park@82; 17-08-2012 at 08:43 AM.
"Why is there something rather than nothing?"