South African mobile data prices compared

With the increased uptake of smartphones in South Africa, many users are looking for data-centric contracts.

The need for affordable data, instead of voice minutes or SMS messages, was the driving factor behind Telkom’s FreeMe mobile products.

“Data has become the central requirement for most smartphone users, so that is what we have prioritized,” said Telkom Consumer CEO Attila Vitai.

“We have listened to our customers and we know that they are data hungry – so that is what we are giving them.”

It is, however, not only smartphone users who are looking for cheap mobile data. Many South Africans use mobile broadband as their primary method of connecting to the Internet.

This raises the question: Where can consumers get the best deal on mobile broadband data?

The table below answers that question, as we look at the most affordable data-only packages from Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom. Red is most expensive and Green is cheapest.

Mobile Data Prices
Package Vodacom MTN Cell C Telkom
500MB R45 R39 R39 R39
1GB R75 R79 R69 R59
2GB R109 R99 R99 R99
3GB R169 R169 R169
5GB R259 R199 R199 R199
10GB R499 R299 R399
20GB R999 R499 R499 R699

More on mobile deals

Telkom FreeMe packages are the best deals in South Africa: Tariffic

This comparison shows how Telkom’s new FreeMe contracts smash Vodacom and MTN’s

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments


Share this article
South African mobile data prices compared