Telkom changes prepaid data bundle structure and prices - 8Ta USB Dongle - advise pls


New Member
May 31, 2011
Can anyone please suggest an alternative to me? (link/ URL to forum thread would also be helpful, thx in advance)

What I require:
1) USB Dongle (I wonder if I can re-use my Huawei E173 with a sim card from another network?)
2) 12 month prepaid airtime converted into data (Prices please, as I want to compare with Telkom)

My situation:

In 2012 I set out and bought a 8 TA Connect dongle (R348) and purchased R1800 worth of airtime which was converted to 60Gb DAY TIME AND 60GB NIGHT TIME (12am - 6am), both valid for 12 months, the price and data structure remained unchanged and year after year I purchased but never really used the 60gb night time data - essentially I paid for 60Gb day time data. This year Telkom changed the structure: no more 60Gb night time data, STILL asking R1,800 but only gives you 50Gb. Extortion.

Time for a NEW Service Provider :)


Senior Member
Jul 3, 2005
The old 60+60GB was for Telkom Mobile network only. The new 50GB bundle is an all network bundle.

The new contract deals (month-to-month if you don't take the device) is also an option. 20+20GB@R399 or 30+30GB@R499.

Unfortunately Vodacom and MTN still does not realize that there are a significant amount of users giving Telkom a lot of money because Telkom is still much cheaper. Good business for Telkom as long as Vodacom and MTN refuse to lower their data prices...


Honorary Master
Nov 1, 2010
Cell C Giga200 prepaid SIM R999 preloaded with 50+150 GB valid for one year. Offer ended 22nd Oct, but I think you can still get it if they have stock. Check big stores first like in JHB Cell C head office.