Cheapest prepaid mobile data prices in South Africa

The focus on cellular provides lately has been MTN’s interaction with the Nigerian communication authorities, and the R73-billion fine the operator was given for failing to disconnect subscribers as required by the country’s SIM registration rules.

MTN’s is also being investigated for insider trading, following high trade volumes on the JSE before it announced it had received the fine.

While the focus of investors has been on the price of MTN’s shares, consumers have focused on the price of a more affordable asset – the operator’s mobile data bundles.

Below are the best prepaid mobile data prices in South Africa (month-to-month, upfront annual purchase, and 12/24-month contract deals have been excluded).

Prepaid Mobile Data Prices
Company Data Bundle Price
Afrihost 500MB R49
Telkom 500MB R69
Virgin Mobile 500MB R80
Cell C 500MB R85
FNB Connect 500MB R95
Vodacom 500MB R99
MTN 500MB R105
me&you mobile 500MB R125
Afrihost 1GB R99
Telkom 1GB R99
FNB Connect 1GB R145
Cell C 1GB R149
Vodacom 1GB R149
me&you mobile 1GB R150
MTN 1GB R160
Telkom 2GB R139
Afrihost 2GB R158
FNB Connect 2GB R245
Cell C 2GB R245
Vodacom 2GB R249
me&you mobile 2GB R250
MTN 2GB R260
Telkom 3GB R199
Afrihost 3GB R237
Cell C 3GB R299
Vodacom 3GB R299
Virgin Mobile 3GB R300
MTN 3GB R330
Telkom 5GB R299
me&you mobile 5GB R300
Afrihost 5GB R395
Cell C 5GB R399
FNB Connect 5GB R399
Vodacom 5GB R399
MTN 5GB R430
Virgin Mobile 5GB R500
Telkom 10GB R499
Cell C 10GB R549
Vodacom 10GB R599
MTN 10GB R650
Afrihost 10GB R790

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