Cell C halves data prices

Cell C has more than halved the prices of some of its most popular data packages in a promotion introduced today.

Set to run until 31 July, the promotion will include price cuts on two postpaid packages and one prepaid package.

“Affordable data is critical to the development of an economy, and is a powerful education enabler. Today’s world demands a data platform with affordable rates, so we have constructed a set of data tariffs which we hope will meet the needs of South Africans on our HSPA+ data network using the superior 900MHz band,” said Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig.

For prepaid customers, Cell C is offering its 24GB SIM-only package (2GB x 12 months) for R1,299 once-off, down from R1,999. Those looking to include a USB modem with a maximum theoretical capability of 21.6Mbps on the same package will pay R1,999 once-off, down from R2,999.

Postpaid customers will have a choice of a 500MB SIM-only package for R49 per month (10c per MB), down from R109 per month.

The popular 2GB SIM-only postpaid offering will now cost R99 per month (5c per MB), down from R279 per month (or R119 per month with a 7.2Mbps USB modem included.).

The out-of-bundle rate for these data services is 39c per MB.

“We promised better data prices, and this is our first shot at offering the consumer a much better deal,” said Knott-Craig.

Table of promotional pricing (prices include VAT):

Postpaid Standard rate Promotion OOB rate
500MB SIM only R109 p/m R49 p/m 39c/MB
500MB + 7.2Mbps speedstick R129 p/m R69 p/m 39c/MB
2GB SIM only R279 p/m R99 p/m 39c/MB
2GB + 7.2Mbps speedstick R299 p/m R119 p/m 39c/MB

*promotional postpaid offers are all on 24 month contracts only

Prepaid Standard rate Promotion OOB rate
24GB SIM only R1 999 once-off R1 299 once-off 39c/MB
24GB + 21.6Mbps speedstick R2 999 once-off R1 999 once-off 39c/MB

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