After contacting Vodacom, however, he received the following SMS:
WASPs are Wireless Access Service providers and these services would have been activated online by the user. Please note that these are third-party services, Vodacom does not take any responsibility for any billing on a subscriber’s account by a WASP.
They make use of Vodacom’s cellular network infrastructure and billing relationship with the subscriber to deliver and bill for these services, such as SMS voting, Traffic reports, Games, Competition lines, banking transaction charges.
This is absolute rubbish. Check my complaint on hellopeter. WASPs stole over R1000 of my airtime and Vodacom refused to help me, saying it was my responsibility to reclaim directly from the WASPs. I managed to recoup R12.