Vodacom call price: what does it actually cost?

SteveO

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of course it does....how would it be indicative of the cost if it didnt?
 

Ianf1

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Were can we sign up for the 70c per minute call rate on prepaid? Cheapest I could find is R1.80 per minute!
Or is this just spin from Vodacom?
 

kobokgolo

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What's the name of this pricing and when are we starting to use this because there's still old packages at *111#
 

Bern

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I don't really get this article - VC/MTN/Cell C/8ta makes vague claim on a price, why not do some work and verify it. Or, at least add some detail. An example:

The effective call rate per minute using an average of x seconds per call on per second shows the price to be Rx.xx per minute.

This is for all current prepaid options, but it excludes promotional pricing.

The figure during peak x and y after hours.

postpaid is based on x calls on y contract with z handset spec range

It includes both on net and calls in a basket of 40% on and 60% national

etc.

Otherwise you are saying something like "Toyota say the effective price of maintenance costs of new cars is R3 p/km" - not really much use until you have some context.
 

F1 Fan

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Lies Lies Lies.

I would love to see pre paid contracts introduced e.g pay R2000 now and get R2500 airtime over 24 months.
 

Shred

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If that's the case give me a Talk 120 for R120 per month and let me use my own phone.
 

The Trutherizer

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Yeah, but the question is if you are working handset cost into callrates then does it mean that high end phone users are subsidising cheapies?
 

Praeses

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Yeah, but the question is if you are working handset cost into callrates then does it mean that high end phone users are subsidising cheapies?

I really prefer CellC's business model where you actually pay for the phone directly instead of having "hidden" costs to get a "free" phone. Don't know how Vodacom can incorporate handset costs into callrates.
 
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