Multi Data SIM – now maximum of five SIM cards per Contract

Ockie

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How does it work?
With the Multi Data SIM service, customers can now add four other SIM cards to one account and share a data bundle (a BlackBerry SIM will only access the data bundle if the Internet APN is used). This means that a customer can have SIM cards for his/her laptop, PC, Smartphone or tablet, and receive one consolidated bill at the end of the month.

Please note:
• The SIM cards will not be dependent on one another. Each SIM card can be used at the same time, regardless of the device that is being used at the time.
• The SIM cards will all belong to the same Contract and therefore there will always be one Contract holder.
• Customers will be allowed to have a BlackBerry service on the primary SIM card or on only one of the additional SIM cards.

How much does it cost?
• A monthly subscription fee of R9.00 (incl. VAT) will be charged for each additional SIM card.
• Please note that the R9.00 per additional data SIM is a promotional price.
• A once-off cost for the SIM card and connection fee.

Who can get Multi Data SIM?
Vodacom Contract customers.

Where can customers get Multi Data SIM?
Customers can visit their nearest Service Provider to activate Multi Data SIM.

How does the migration work?
During any migration, both the primary and Multi Data SIM cards will be migrated to the same new
Price Plan which will be initiated against the primary SIM.

Where can customer get more information?
Visit vodacom.co.za.
 

deweyzeph

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What a cheek! There can be absolutely no justification for charging subscribers an extra R9 or whatever it will finally be per sim. And a connection fee on top of that. Cellphone companies in this country are a joke. You are doing them the favour by being a customer of theirs, not the other way around. They should be paying YOU a connection fee to join them, not the other way around.
 

zamicro

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This is really a nice feature! Congrats to Vodacom for adding this value.
 

panayi

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This is really a nice feature! Congrats to Vodacom for adding this value.

Its been around for ages - Dual Sim (or dual Call) from MTN (and Voda, for that matter) - the only difference is that now its "data" specific and its more Sims. Could have loaded data on the old product..... Also, only cost the connection and SIM fee. Not really revolutionary - just incremental.....
 

Ockie

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Any Vodacom Contract customer, or does this exclude Top-Up Contracts?

Excluding Top Ups....basically the same business rules applies as before for the Data Sim product. The only thing that has now changed basically is that the amount of sims that can be linked has been increased.
 

Ockie

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Probably because it's more difficult to extort the monthly subscription fee and connection fee from them.

Subscription fees are billed the same way on hybrid contracts as they are on standard contracts...so no, that is not the reason why.
 

Ockie

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Only subscribers on the standard contract packages qualify to have the Data SIM service. It will not be available on the following packages:

TopUp
Corporate 50 000
Vodacom Shared Talk
3G One
HSDPA Broadband
 
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