Best and worst cellular packages in South Africa

The latest Tarifica scores show that Telkom is increasing its lead over competing mobile operators, in terms of providing the most value for contract plans in South Africa.

The results are based on value as measured by the Tarifica Score.

The Tarifica Score is the firm’s proprietary algorithm which weighs every feature of a mobile plan – including usage allotments, geographic coverage, data speeds, value added features, and promotional elements – against the plan’s total costs.

The final score – which ranges from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) – shows the value of a mobile plan relative to all other offers in the market.

After they are scored, plans are divided into two categories: “With Phone” and “SIM Only”, and then subdivided into five price segments.

Of these groups, Telkom’s plans led the field in October 2014, achieving Tarifica’s “Top Value Plan” status in five groups.

Cell C was rated second best, winning three of the 10 price segments. MTN and Virgin Mobile were each able to earn just one “Top Value Plan” while Vodacom, after offering the top overall SIM Only plan in the market two months ago, was shut out entirely.

Full Tarifica Score results

Tarifica said that since it launched its Score index, Telkom was generally competitive across all price levels.

Telkom was particularly dominant in “With Phone” plans – often winning more than 60% of the awards in the category.

Cell C captured the second most Top Value Plans each month, winning largely in the lower to mid-priced segments, particularly for “SIM Only” plans.

Vodacom started off winning a respectable two market segments, “SIM Only” plans less than R100 per month and between R101 and R300 per month, in both July and August.

However, after the expiration of promotions which had driven these high scores, Vodacom’s top scores dropped significantly.

MTN fared the worst of any operator, failing to win a single market segment until October. And, even then, MTN’s Sky plan barely edged out Vodacom’s Red VIP for the top “SIM Only” plan costing over R1,000 per month.

The following table provides an overview of the best mobile plans available in South Africa for October 2014.

TARIFICA SCORES FOR SOUTH AFRICA – October 2014
PLANS WITHOUT PHONES
Category Plan Name  Tarifica Score
Overall
1st  Telkom Mobile Completely Unlimited (SIM Only) 100
2nd Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (24 months) – SIM Only – Promotion 55
3rd MTN MTN Sky (Without Device) – Promotion 53
4th Vodacom Red VIP (SIM Card) – Promotion 52
5th Virgin Mobile BYO Topup 99 (12 months) 24
Monthly rental fee of R100.00 or less
1st  Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (SIM Only) 51
2nd Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 47
3rd Virgin Mobile BYO Topup 99 (12 months) 24
3rd MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 24 Months – Promotion 24
5th Vodacom uChoose Flexi 100 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
Monthly rental fee of R101.00 to R300.00 
1st Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 51
2nd Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 150 (SIM Only) 48
3rd Vodacom Smart M (SIM Card) – Promotion 37
4th MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 24 months – Promotion 35
5th Virgin Mobile BYO Topup 149 (Month to Month) 24
Monthly rental fee of R301.00 to R500.00 
1st  Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (24 Months) – SIM Only – Promotion 55
2nd Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 250 (SIM Only) 49
3rd Vodacom Smart L (SIM Card) – Promotion 38
4th MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 24 months – Promotion 26
5th Virgin Mobile BYO Topup 399 (Month to Month) 24
Monthly rental fee of R501.00 to R1000.00 
1st Telkom Mobile Completely Unlimited (SIM Only) 100
2nd Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (24 Months) – SIM only (Promotion) 55
3rd Vodacom Smart XL (SIM Card) – Promo 43
4th MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 24 months – Promotion 20
NA Virgin Mobile No postpaid plans offered in this category NA
Monthly rental fee of R1001.00 and over
1st MTN MTN Sky (Without Device) – Promotion 53
2nd Vodacom Red VIP (SIM Card) – Promotion 52
NA Cell C No postpaid plans offered in this category NA
NA Telkom Mobile No postpaid plans offered in this category NA
NA Virgin Mobile No postpaid plans offered in this category NA
Promotional offers are typically available for a limited time only
PLANS WITH PHONES
Category Plan Name Tarifica Score
Overall
1st  Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 100
2nd Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) 19
2nd MTN MTN Sky (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 19
4th Vodacom Red VIP (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 17
5th Virgin Mobile Smartphone Contract 399 (LG G2) 9
Monthly rental fee of R100.00 or less
1st  Virgin Mobile Smartphone Contract 89 (LG L40) 5
1st MTN My MTN Choice 25 (Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo) – Promotion 5
3rd Vodacom uChoose Flexi 50 (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) – Promo 1
NA Cell C Plans were scored with higher end devices if available NA
NA Telkom Mobile Plans were scored with higher end devices if available NA
Monthly rental fee of R101.00 to R300.00 
1st  Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) 19
2nd Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 50 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 13
3rd Virgin Mobile Smartphone Contract 299 (LG G2) 5
4th MTN My MTN Choice 50 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 4
5th Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 1
Monthly rental fee of R301.00 to R500.00 
1st  Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 100
2nd Virgin Mobile Smartphone Contract 399 (LG G2) 9
3rd Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 8
4th Vodacom Smart S (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion (Extra 250 MB) 6
5th MTN My MTN Choice 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 4
Monthly rental fee of R501.00 to R1000.00 
1st Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 250 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 78
2nd Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 10
3rd Vodacom Red Advantage (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 9
4th MTN My MTN Choice 350 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 5
5th Virgin Mobile Smartphone Contract 529 (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) 4
Monthly rental fee of R1001.00 and over
1st Telkom Mobile Completely Unlimited (Samsung Galaxy S5) 29
2nd MTN MTN Sky (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 19
3rd Vodacom Red VIP (Samsung Galaxy S5) 17
4th Cell C Infinity Select (Samsung Galaxy S5) 11
NA Virgin Mobile No postpaid plans offered in this category NA
Promotional offers are typically available for a limited time only
PLANS WITHOUT PHONES
Operator Plan Name Tarifica Scores
Telkom Mobile Completely Unlimited (SIM Only) 100
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (24 Months) – SIM only (Promotion) 55
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (24 Months) – SIM only (Promotion) 55
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (18 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (24 Months) – SIM only 54
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (6 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 6 GB (Month to Month) – SIM only 54
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (18 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (24 Months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (6 months) – SIM Only 54
Cell C SmartChat 8 GB (Month to Month) – SIM only 54
MTN MTN Sky (Without Device) – Promotion 53
Cell C SmartChat Topup 8 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 8 GB (18 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 8 GB (24 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 8 GB (6 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 8 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 6 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 6 GB (18 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 6 GB (24 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 6 GB (6 Months) – SIM Only 52
Cell C SmartChat Topup 6 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 52
Vodacom Red VIP (SIM Card) – Promotion 52
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (SIM Only) 51
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 51
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (18 months) – SIM Only 51
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (6 months) – SIM Only 51
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (Month to Month) – SIM only 51
MTN MTN Sky (Without Device) 51
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 250 (SIM Only) 49
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 150 (SIM Only) 48
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (18 months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (6 months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (18 Months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (6 Months) – SIM Only 47
Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 47
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 250 (SIM Only) 45
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (SIM Only) – Promotion 44
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (12 months) – SIM Only 44
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (18 months) – SIM Only 44
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (6 months) – SIM Only 44
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (Month to Month) – SIM only 44
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 150 (SIM Only) – Promotion 44
Vodacom Smart XL (SIM Card) – Promotion 43
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 50 (SIM Only) 43
Vodacom Red VIP (SIM Card) 43
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 375 (SIM Only) 43
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 100 (SIM Only) 42
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 150 (SIM Only) 42
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 500 (SIM Only) 41
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 (12 months) – SIM Only 40
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 (18 months) – SIM Only 40
Cell C 99c Straight Up 30 (24 Months) -SIM Only 40
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 (6 months) – SIM Only 40
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 (Month to Month) – SIM only 40
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 150 (SIM Only) – Promotion 40
Vodacom uChoose Smart XL (SIM Card) – Promotion 39
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 375 (SIM Only) 39
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 100 (SIM Only) – Promotion 39
Cell C SmartChat Topup 2 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 39
Cell C SmartChat Topup 2 GB (18 Months) – SIM Only 39
Cell C SmartChat Topup 2 GB (24 Months) – SIM Only 39
Cell C SmartChat Topup 2 GB (6 Months) – SIM Only 39
Cell C SmartChat Topup 2 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 39
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 50 (SIM Only) – Promotion 38
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 500 (SIM Only) 38
Cell C Infinity Select (24 Month) – SIM only 38
Vodacom Smart L (SIM Card) – Promotion 38
Cell C SmartChat Topup 1 GB (12 Months) – SIM Only 37
Cell C SmartChat Topup 1 GB (18 Months) – SIM Only 37
Cell C SmartChat Topup 1 GB (6 Months) – SIM Only 37
Cell C SmartChat Topup 1 GB (Month to Month) – SIM Only 37
Vodacom Smart M (SIM Card) – Promotion 37
Vodacom Smart S (SIM Card) – Promotion 37
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 12 months – Promotion 35
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 18 months – Promotion 35
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 24 months – Promotion 35
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 6 months – Promotion 35
Vodacom uChoose Smart L (SIM Card) – Promotion 34
Vodacom uChoose Smart M (SIM Card) – Promotion 34
Vodacom uChoose Smart S (SIM Card) – Promotion 33
Cell C 99C Straight Up 50 (12 months) – SIM Only 31
Cell C 99C Straight Up 50 (18 months) – SIM Only 31
Cell C 99c Straight Up 50 (24 Months) – SIM Only 31
Cell C 99C Straight Up 50 (6 months) – SIM Only 31
Cell C 99C Straight Up 50 (Month to Month) – SIM only 31
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 50 (SIM Only) – Promotion 31
Vodacom Red Premium (SIM Card) – Promotion 30
Vodacom Red Advantage (SIM Card) – Promotion 29
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 12 months – Promotion 26
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 18 months – Promotion 26
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 24 months – Promotion 26
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 6 months – Promotion 26
Vodacom Red Premium (SIM Card) 25
Virgin BYO Topup 99 (12 months) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 149 (Month to Month) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 199 (Month to Month) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 299 (Month to Month) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 399 (Month to Month) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 199 (12 Months) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 499 (Month to Month) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 299 (12 Months) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 399 (12 Months) 24
Virgin BYO Topup 499 (12 Months) 24
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 50 (SIM Only) 24
Cell C 99C Straight up 100 (12 months) – SIM Only 24
Cell C 99C Straight up 100 (18 months) – SIM Only 24
Cell C 99C Straight up 100 (6 months) – SIM Only 24
Cell C 99C Straight up 100 (Month to Month) – SIM Only 24
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 12 months – Promotion 24
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 18 months – Promotion 24
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 24 months – Promotion 24
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 6 months – Promotion 24
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 12 months – Promotion 23
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 18 months – Promotion 23
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 24 months – Promotion 23
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 6 months – Promotion 23
Cell C Red Bull Mobile 200 (24 Month) – SIM only 23
Vodacom Red Advantage (SIM Card) 23
Cell C HI5 (24 Month) – SIM Only 22
Cell C Red Bull Mobile 100 (24 Month) – SIM only 22
Vodacom Smart XL (SIM Card) 22
Virgin BYO Topup 29 (Month to Month) 21
Virgin BYO Topup 99 (Month to Month) 21
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 12 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 18 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 24 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 6 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 12 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 18 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 24 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 6 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 12 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 18 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 24 months – Promotion 20
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 6 months – Promotion 20
Vodacom uChoose Smart XL (SIM Card) 20
Cell C 99C Straight up 200 (12 months) – SIM Only 20
Cell C 99C Straight up 200 (18 months) – SIM Only 20
Cell C 99C Straight up 200 (6 months) – SIM Only 20
Cell C 99C Straight up 200 (Month to Month) – SIM only 20
Cell C ChatMore 200 (Month-to-Month SIM only) 19
Vodacom Smart L (SIM Card) 19
Vodacom Smart M (SIM Card) 18
Vodacom Smart S (SIM Card) 18
Cell C 99C Straight up 400 (12 months) – SIM Only 17
Cell C 99C Straight up 400 (18 months) – SIM Only 17
Cell C 99C Straight up 400 (24 months) – SIM Only 17
Cell C 99C Straight up 400 (6 months) – SIM Only 17
Cell C 99C Straight up 400 (Month to Month) – SIM only 17
Vodacom uChoose Smart L (SIM Card) 17
Virgin BYO Topup 49 (Month to Month) 17
Vodacom uChoose Smart M (SIM Card) 17
Vodacom uChoose Smart S (SIM Card) 17
Cell C ChatMore 400 (Month-to-Month SIM only) 16
Cell C 99C Straight Up 800 (12 months) – SIM Only 16
Cell C 99C Straight up 800 (18 months) – SIM Only 16
Cell C 99C Straight Up 800 (24 Months) – SIM only 16
Cell C 99C Straight up 800 (6 months) – SIM Only 16
Cell C 99C Straight Up 800 (Month to Month) – SIM only 16
Cell C 99c Straight Up 800 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 800 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 800 Top Up (24 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 800 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 800 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 400 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 400 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 400 Top Up (24 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 400 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 400 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM Only 15
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM Only 14
Cell C 99C Straight up 50 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM only 13
Cell C 99C Straight up 50 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM only 13
Cell C 99C Straight up 50 Top Up (24 Months) – SIM only 13
Cell C 99C Straight up 50 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM only 13
Cell C 99C Straight up 50 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM only 13
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 Top Up (12 Months) – SIM only 12
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 Top Up (18 Months) – SIM only 12
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 Top Up (24 Months) – SIM only 12
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 Top Up (6 Months) – SIM only 12
Cell C 99C Straight up 30 Top Up (Month to Month) – SIM only 12
MTN MTN AnyTime 50 – 12 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime 50 – 18 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime 50 – 24 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime 50 – 6 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 50 – 12 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 50 – 18 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 50 – 24 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 50 – 6 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak 50 – 12 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak 50 – 18 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak 50 – 24 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak 50 – 6 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 50 – 12 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 50 – 18 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 50 – 24 months 7
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 50 – 6 months 7
MTN MTN AnyTime 100 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 100 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 100 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 100 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 100 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 100 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 100 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 100 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 100 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 100 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 100 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 100 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 100 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 100 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 100 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 100 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1500 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1500 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1500 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1500 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1500 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1500 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1500 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1500 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 750 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 750 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 750 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 750 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 750 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 750 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 750 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 750 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 350 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 350 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 350 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 350 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 350 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 350 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 350 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 350 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 500 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 500 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 500 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 500 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 500 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 500 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 500 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 500 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 1200 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 1200 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime 200 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN AnyTime TopUp 200 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak 200 – 6 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 200 – 12 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 200 – 18 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 200 – 24 months 6
MTN MTN Off Peak TopUp 200 – 6 months 6
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 12 months 5
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 18 months 5
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 24 months 5
MTN My MTN Choice 1000 – 6 months 5
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 500 (SIM Card) – Promotion 5
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 750 (SIM Card) – Promotion 5
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 12 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 18 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 24 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 500 – 6 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 12 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 18 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 24 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 350 – 6 months 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 200 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 350 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 100 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 12 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 18 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 24 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 200 – 6 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 12 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 18 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 24 months 4
MTN My MTN Choice 100 – 6 months 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 50 (SIM Card) – Promotion 4
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 750 (SIM Card) 4
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 12 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 18 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 24 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 50 – 6 months 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 500 (SIM Card) 3
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 12 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 18 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 24 months 3
MTN My MTN Choice 25 – 6 months 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 200 (SIM Card) 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 350 (SIM Card) 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 50 (SIM Card) 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 100 (SIM Card) 3
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 (SIM Card) 3
PLANS WITH PHONES
Operator Plan Name Tarifica Scores
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 100
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 87
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 250 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 78
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 500 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 63
Telkom Mobile Completely Unlimited (Samsung Galaxy S5) 29
Cell C SmartChat Topup 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) 19
MTN MTN Sky (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 19
MTN MTN Sky (Samsung Galaxy S5) 18
Vodacom Red VIP (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 17
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 50 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 13
Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 50 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 13
Cell C SmartChat Topup 1 GB (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) 13
Cell C Infinity Select (Samsung Galaxy S5) 11
Vodacom Red Premium (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 10
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 10
Vodacom Red Advantage (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 9
Cell C SmartChat 3 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) 9
Vodacom Smart L (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 9
Virgin Smartphone Contract 399 (LG G2) 9
Virgin Smartphone Contract 399 (LG G3) 9
Virgin Smartphone Contract 399 (Samsung Galaxy S4) 9
Vodacom uChoose Smart L (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 9
Vodacom Smart XL (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 9
Cell C Infinity Select Exclusive (Samsung Galaxy S5) 8
Vodacom uChoose Smart XL (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 8
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 8
Cell C SmartChat 2 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) 7
Cell C Hi5 (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini Smartphone) 7
Vodacom Smart M (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 6
Vodacom uChoose Smart M (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 6
Vodacom Smart S (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion (Extra 250 MB) 6
Vodacom uChoose Smart S (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion (Extra 250 MB) 6
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 50 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 6
MTN My MTN Choice 350 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 5
Virgin Smartphone Contract 89 (LG L40) 5
MTN My MTN Choice 25 (Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo) – Promotion 5
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 5
Virgin Smartphone Contract 299 (LG G2) 5
Virgin Smartphone Topup 99 (LG L40) 5
Virgin Smartphone Contract 119 (Nokia Lumia 520) 4
Virgin Smartphone Topup 89 (Nokia Asha 503) 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 529 (Nokia Lumia 1020) 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 529 (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) 4
Cell C SmartChat 1 GB (Samsung Galaxy S5) 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 59 (LG L1 II) 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 199 (LG G2 Mini) 4
MTN My MTN Choice 100 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 4
Cell C Red Bull Mobile 200 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 4
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 (Samsung Galaxy S4) 4
Cell C 99c Straight Up 200 Top Up (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo) 4
MTN My MTN Choice 200 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 4
MTN My MTN Choice 50 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 4
Cell C ChatMore 400 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 69 (Nokia Asha 210) 4
Virgin Smartphone Topup 69 (LG L1 II) 4
Virgin Smartphone Contract 229 (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo) 4
Vodacom Smart S (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 3
Virgin Smartphone Contract 329 (Samsung Galaxy S4) 3
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 (Samsung Galaxy S4) 3
Vodacom uChoose Smart S (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 3
Virgin Smartphone Topup 249 (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo) 3
Cell C ChatMore 400 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 3
Virgin Smartphone Contract 79 (Nokia Asha 503) 3
Virgin Smartphone Topup 149 (Nokia Lumia 520) 3
Virgin Smartphone Topup 89 (Nokia Asha 210) 3
Cell C ChatMore 200 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 3
Virgin Smartphone Topup 299 (LG G2 Mini) 3
Cell C 99c Straight Up 100 Top Up (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo) 3
Virgin Smartphone Contract 269 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) 3
Virgin Smartphone Contract 449 (Nokia Lumia 1020) 3
Virgin Smartphone Contract 449 (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) 3
Telkom Mobile SmartSaver 50 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) 2
Cell C ChatMore 200 (Samsung Galaxy S5) 2
Virgin Smartphone Topup 479 (Samsung Galaxy S4) 2
Virgin Smartphone Topup 359 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) 2
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 750 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 2
Virgin Smartphone Topup 599 (LG G3) 2
Virgin Smartphone Topup 619 (Nokia Lumia 1020) 2
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 500 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 1
Cell C Straight Up Standard (Nokia Lumia 1020) 1
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 350 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 1
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 50 (Samsung Galaxy Fame Lite) – Promotion 1
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 1
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 100 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini) – Promotion 1
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Vodacom uChoose Flexi 200 (Samsung Galaxy S5) – Promotion 1

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