MTN and Vodacom are losing subscribers

krycor

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Besides everything mentioned in the article i am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they unilaterally modify contract values when needed nor the fact that prepaid users get a better deal. In our office no-one is signing new contracts from their new policies claiming minutes per month (local only) to contract terms changed on the fly (cost per min/sec change, data is cheaper via isps etc) to the fact that everyone just makes a data call.. and most of the time people are in a wifi zone.
 

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They not bleeding customers. The competitive nature is at work.

Telkom Mobile was offering the BEST Postpaid Offerings in SA. Customers chose to take the Value and its only normal.

Telkom Mobile offers great value on its Mo-Nice Offering for prepaid users. Cheap Data Bundles from R10 a Gigabyte and Voice Bundle Minutes from 60c a minute to ALL Networks.

People are slowly waking up. It would be great if more people wake up quicker to save money.

Imagine Vodacom and MTN losing 500 000 customers each in a month Telkom Offers a good deal.

That will give them a wake up call. Remember how Vodacom launched aggressive Data sim only contracts when they saw the decline. In the mobile world everyone needs to move fast.

However with the new roaming on the Vodacom Network Telkom Mobile will definitely see some decline. and may even start to report a lower revenue figures but this is their own making. Telkom Mobile network is great in most places they should allow manual roaming selection and not force customers onto the Vodacom Network.
 

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And I suppose we should feel sorry for them losing their Cash cow:laugh:
 
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Swa

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And we all know why. They should lower the price of data. Vodacom could be offering R10/GB as standard right now.
 
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Avaroclouds

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So the bulk of customers on Vodacom and MTN are prepaid yet it's almost impossible to get information on prepaid priceplans and bundles on their websites. They make it impossible because when you don't/can't see how much cheaper a voice call is on prepaid then you go for a top-up because its basically like prepaid but you get airtime every month (that you cant transfer, expires if it accumulates too much and very high call rates) oh but you get a phone, whatever, buy one on your edgars account, much better than being stuck in a 24 month contract. Telkom has the best site where they give you ALL options; prepaid, post-paid, bundles etc. Thank you Telkom. (Your roaming is improving every week, not perfect yet but we're getting there)
 

Avaroclouds

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Contract data. R229 for 29 Gb. Prepaid R 1000+ (same network, same amount of data so same amount of network resources) Reasoning? Contract enables them to plan better....BS. The bulk of your customers are prepaid, so screw them and laugh your way to the bank. Then they say the prices will fall with the extra bandwidth, but now towers being robbed is costing money and diesel prices and exchange rate and blah blah, read shareholders want their money. That is all it's about. Meanwhile people with fibre are enjoying uncapped bliss.
 

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Mtn and vodacrap have infrastructure since early 90's, over this time towers have paid for themselves over and over but we the consumer have no affordable data packages which we can stream netflix with, no affordable uncapped lte, vodacom said in recent article they would cut data prices by half if awarded spectrum, what a joke R149 gig /2 R74, 5 a gig, guess they private companies and billions in profit is what they after despite the fact South Africas economy is falling to its knees,
 

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Mtn and vodacrap have infrastructure since early 90's, over this time towers have paid for themselves over and over but we the consumer have no affordable data packages which we can stream netflix with, no affordable uncapped lte, vodacom said in recent article they would cut data prices by half if awarded spectrum, what a joke R149 gig /2 R74, 5 a gig, guess they private companies and billions in profit is what they after despite the fact South Africas economy is falling to its knees,
Infrastructure from the 90's? They pay off an investment in 3 years.
 
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