Probably because cell c's network runs on money and sweat while vodacom requires a second bond and the sacrificing of your first born children.I love it!
Cell C dies twice in 5 days and everybody still loves them.
Vodacom does something small wrong and everybody hates them
Government no longer has a interest in Vodacom. Vodafone is majority shareholder, some shares were used for BEE I think and the rest is traded on the JSE as Vodacom is now a public company. I might be wrong about the BEE thing though.I think there are more deep-routed issues for the animosity (especially amongst tech/industry savvy) towards Vodacom - the government's interests in them.