Cell C Increase Price with 100% or 650% from 1 October

Frankc

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CURRENT FAIR USAGE POLICY NEW FAIR USAGE POLICY
1.2GB 600MB

With above the price stay the same but with the "fair usage" cut in half the price effectively increased with 100% but how many people will realize that?

I don't use Cell C myself but my daughter said that you can only purchase one whatsapp bundle a month so with the limit reduced from 1,2gb to 600 mb, how many users will soon be without data and then forced to purchase even more expensive normal data?

It was R12 for 1.2 gb but from Oct R12 for 600mb whatsapp data

If you used 1.2 gb during a month, you now have to pay R12 for 600 mb plus R79 for 500mb social media data

That means if you still want to or use 1.2 gb of whatsapp data, your increase is from R12 up to R91 and that is about a 650% increase for the same 1.2gb whatsapp data
 

Frankc

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If you can buy 2 whatsapp bundles, your increase is 100% from R12 to R24 for the same 1.2gb data
If you can't your increase is 650% from R12 to R91 for the same 1.2gb data
 

Frankc

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I would be hard pressed to use 1.2gigs of data on whatsapp. I am impressed.
For our working guys perhaps but not house wifes, students, children and many others that send and receive videos and pictures via whatsapp but that is not the point is it?

The point is that you now get a half bread or half tank petrol instead than full bread or tank petrol for the same price and the company "brag" that their price stayed the same.
 

Scooby_Doo

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Is still only R12, plus what does "fair usage" mean to CellC. They might not even do anything if you go over it.
 

supersunbird

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For our working guys perhaps but not house wifes, students, children and many others that send and receive videos and pictures via whatsapp but that is not the point is it?

The point is that you now get a half bread or half tank petrol instead than full bread or tank petrol for the same price and the company "brag" that their price stayed the same.
Probably because the people you mentioned were abusing the crap out of it.
 

Frankc

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How many people realize that, unlike almost anything else, "data" is a two way income stream where two parties pay for precise the same data?

If person A send 100 mb data to person B, both pay for 100mb (thus 2 x 100mb) data even while it's precise the same 100 mb data within the same company.
 

reactor_sa

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R12 for 600mb still the cheapest you can get. I'm sure you're welcome to go somewhere else (not that you'll find cheaper).
 

supersunbird

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How many people realize that, unlike almost anything else, "data" is a two way income stream where two parties pay for precise the same data?

If person A send 100 mb data to person B, both pay for 100mb (thus 2 x 100mb) data even while it's precise the same 100 mb data within the same company.
If Cell C owned whatsapp maybe, but your data goes to a whatsapp server somewhere, and then when you download it, it comes from that whatsapp server. Cell C cannot even see it's the same data, because it is encrypted.
 

RedhotNeo

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Time to move to telkom.. Just get her a R99 freeme deal and u dont have to worry about whatsapp or fb data.. Plenty data to socialise
 

Ho3n3r

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How many people realize that, unlike almost anything else, "data" is a two way income stream where two parties pay for precise the same data?

If person A send 100 mb data to person B, both pay for 100mb (thus 2 x 100mb) data even while it's precise the same 100 mb data within the same company.
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Ho3n3r

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If Cell C owned whatsapp maybe, but your data goes to a whatsapp server somewhere, and then when you download it, it comes from that whatsapp server. Cell C cannot even see it's the same data, because it is encrypted.
He means that, if I upload 100MB data on Cell C to you, I pay for that 100MB data, and when you download it, you use 100MB worth of data again, which you paid for separately from me.

Not sure why he'd think such an obvious point needs to be made on an IT forum, though.
 

Frankc

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He means that, if I upload 100MB data on Cell C to you, I pay for that 100MB data, and when you download it, you use 100MB worth of data again, which you paid for separately from me.

Not sure why he'd think such an obvious point needs to be made on an IT forum, though.
Because I don't sit all day on a forum and post critic on everything.
 

DTBA

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How many people realize that, unlike almost anything else, "data" is a two way income stream where two parties pay for precise the same data?

If person A send 100 mb data to person B, both pay for 100mb (thus 2 x 100mb) data even while it's precise the same 100 mb data within the same company.
NO does not work like that.
 

Cell_C

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#16
CURRENT FAIR USAGE POLICY NEW FAIR USAGE POLICY
1.2GB 600MB

With above the price stay the same but with the "fair usage" cut in half the price effectively increased with 100% but how many people will realize that?

I don't use Cell C myself but my daughter said that you can only purchase one whatsapp bundle a month so with the limit reduced from 1,2gb to 600 mb, how many users will soon be without data and then forced to purchase even more expensive normal data?

It was R12 for 1.2 gb but from Oct R12 for 600mb whatsapp data

If you used 1.2 gb during a month, you now have to pay R12 for 600 mb plus R79 for 500mb social media data

That means if you still want to or use 1.2 gb of whatsapp data, your increase is from R12 up to R91 and that is about a 650% increase for the same 1.2gb whatsapp data
Hi Frank

Thank you for posting to us.

We have launched social bundles, which will see you get extra data which will only be for social (WhatsApp & Facebook).

Please find attached our latest bundles.

The aim is to try and ensure that customer get more value for money by taking advantage of these bundles.

^BM Social Bundles.PNG
 

Lee31

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Hi Frank

Thank you for posting to us.

We have launched social bundles, which will see you get extra data which will only be for social (WhatsApp & Facebook).

Please find attached our latest bundles.

The aim is to try and ensure that customer get more value for money by taking advantage of these bundles.

^BM View attachment 464421
Hi

I bought the social bundles but when using Whatsapp or Facebook my social media data does not get used, only the social bundle data.
 
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