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It is cheaper to phone from Telkom if you are going to phone a cell phone - Here are the rates:

Telkom Outgoing calls to Mobile Cellular (MTN & Vodacom & Cell C)#

First 60 sec*
R 1.88 (Incl VAT) Off Peak
R 1.17 (Incl VAT) Peak Time

Next 30 sec
94c (Incl VAT) Off Peak
58c (Incl VAT) Peak Time

Calls are charged in increments of one minute for the first minute and in increments of 30 seconds thereafter.

Source from: http://www.telkom.co.za/common/price...ic_exh.html#ac

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Vodacom "Talk 120" contract Rates: (off peak voda to voda = 99c - Telkom off peak = 58c after first min)

Vodacom to MTN / Cell C (Off-Peak) = R 1.25
Vodacom to MTN / Cell C (Peak) R = 2.70
Vodacom to Telkom (Peak) = R 2.10
Vodacom to Vodacom (Peak) R 2.10
Vodacom to Vodacom / Telkom (Off-Peak) 99c


Source from: http://www.vodacom.co.za/pkgcr.do?action=getpkgsgroups&pkgTypeId=1&pkgGroup Id=1&packageId=2

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MTN 'My Call 100' contract Rates: (88c is a little better than Vodacom but does not beat - Telkom off peak = 58c after first min)

MTN to MTN
R 1.80 Peak
R 0.88 Off Peak

MTN to Telkom
R 2.00 Peak
R 0.95 Off Peak

MTN to Other
R 2.75 Peak
R 1.15 Off Peak

Source from : http://www.mtn.co.za/?pid=5847

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Cell C "Casualchat 100" contract Rates: (Now Friends & Family get a better deal than MTN @ 75c but still does not beat - Telkom off peak = 58c after first min)

friends & family
Cell C to Cell C R 1.50 Peak
Cell C to Cell C R 0.75 off-peak
Cell C to other mobiles & landlines R 1.75 off-peak
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peak call p/m
Cell C to Cell C R 1.80
call Cell C to other mobile R 2.70
call Cell C to telkom R 2.30
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off peak call p/m
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Cell C to Cell C R 0.90
Cell C to other mobile R 1.00
Cell C to telkom R 0.95

Source from : http://www.cellc.co.za/content/contract/casualchat100.asp?compare1=RES01&compare2=

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