Social bundles are the future

IamMe18

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At this rate, normal data prices will not go down. Instead, I feel like bundles for specific uses will be the norm moving forward. Bundles for streaming, instant messaging, browsing(including downloading)

Any thoughts on this?
 

saor

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Hmmm....I suppose it depends which part of the market you're targeting. Personally I couldn't be bothered to micro-manage my data like that - buying 3 bundles for different things. I almost feel like I'd spend more money like that: I'd keep on buying specific bundle topups as it's easier to spend small amounts more often and harder to keep track of. Use-specific data feels like a step backwards.
 

phly

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Rather one bundle and you have everything covered. Messenger specific bundles are a problem. picture you have massive data for whatsapp but nothing left for facebook and cannot use the same allocation that you have for facebook on whatsapp. Then the interwebs are inundated with messages of why can't the data for one be used for another or one social data bundle for all messaging etc.
 

IamMe18

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Rather one bundle and you have everything covered. Messenger specific bundles are a problem. picture you have massive data for whatsapp but nothing left for facebook and cannot use the same allocation that you have for facebook on whatsapp. Then the interwebs are inundated with messages of why can't the data for one be used for another or one social data bundle for all messaging etc.
I think it'll work something like:
(Facebook, instagram, Snapchat, twitter) group 1
(WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, ) group 2
(YouTube Netflix, other streaming video/music streaming
sites) - group 3

I'm just guessing but the way data prices refuse to go down, this will be the next best thing. Telkom Lit kind of proved it.
 

chrisc

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CellC had a Social Bundle promo going for 4 months. It was amazing, the least expensive airtime and data I have used
 

daiyaan

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MTN just launched new bundles for WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter *141*2*5#
 

AstroTurf

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I would not mind streaming bundles at reduced cost (host content locally).
 

IamMe18

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And not forgetting that Vodacom was trialling social bundles as well last year.
 

IamMe18

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Pretty sure that is part of the reason for shake every day
Odd, in Lesotho vodacom seems to have separate prepaid social bundles. They're weekly bundles that offer unlimited access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
 

Polymathic

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We have had social bundles in one form or the other for the last 5 years.
 

AstroTurf

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Frequently get Facebook 50meg, YouTube 50meg etc. I *111*33# it daily so I don't have to shake my phone around.
 

chrisc

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The web page adverts (at least for CellC) are so convoluted and you get a different explanation from calling Customer Care and going into a CellC store
 

IamMe18

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The web page adverts (at least for CellC) are so convoluted and you get a different explanation from calling Customer Care and going into a CellC store
I think it's better to go in store when dealing with ISPs. No chances of you almost throwing your phone against a wall because of a useless customer care agent
 

phly

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I would rather stick to one data plan that I know has me covered for any internet access need I may have. I should be able to pay once ann I am sorted. The month is even too short. A whole year eg Cellc 100gb valid for a whole year but a much smaller package and much cheaper to encourage adoption and use.
 
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