Vodacom prices to increase

From 1 May 2015 Vodacom will increase the subscription fees on selected contract price plans, which will affect voice and data customers.

The new prices will apply to Vodacom Smart, uChoose Smart, uChoose Flexi, Top Up, and Mobile Broadband packages.

The price changes are applicable to existing Vodacom customers on these price plans as well as new customers.

Vodacom explained that the average effective price of both voice and data on Vodacom’s network is down by around 50% over the last two years.

“This kind of deflation is unprecedented when compared to other daily expenditure items such as food and electricity,” said Vodacom.

“It also contrasts sharply with the massive increase in investment going into our network, with almost R30 billion spent over the past four years.”

On top of this, Vodacom said, mobile termination rate cuts have had a major impact on their revenue, and costs meanwhile have increased due to among other things electricity supply issues.

“Given the squeeze from both sides, we have had to review our tariff structures in tandem with implementing cost reduction programmes within the company,” Vodacom said.

“Our expectation is that the average effective price per unit of both voice and data will continue to come down, making services more accessible, but that as individual customers consume more voice and data that their overall spend will either be flat or increase.”

The various price changes are detailed in the tables below.

Smart
Price Plan Current Price New Price
Smart Light* R135 R139
Smart S R199 R209
Smart M R299 R319
Smart L R499 R529
Smart XL R699 R739

*SIM ONLY rates not applicable.

uChoose Smart
Price Plan Current Price New Price
uChoose Smart S R219 R229
uChoose Smart M R329 R349
uChoose Smart L R549 R579
uChoose Smart XL R769 R809
uChoose Flexi
Current Price Plan Price Plan Name Current Price New Price New monthly airtime allocation
uChoose Flexi 50 uChoose Flexi 55 R49 R55 R55
uChoose Flexi 110 uChoose Flexi 110 R99 R110 R110
Top Up
Current Plan New Plan Current Price New Price New monthly airtime allocation
Top Up 135 Top Up 140 R135 R140 R140
Top Up 135 S Top Up 140 S R135 R140 R140
Top Up 199 Vodacom 4 Less Top Up 200 Vodacom 4 Less R199 R200 R200
Top Up 275 S Top Up 285 S R275 R285 R285
Top Up 315 Top Up 335 R315 R335 R335
Top Up 315 S Top Up 335 S R315 R335 R335
Top Up 49 S Top Up 55 S R49 R55 R55
Top Up 590 S Top Up 625 S R590 R625 R625
Top Up 75 S Top Up 80 S R75 R80 R80
Top Up 99 Vodacom 4 Less Top Up 110 Vodacom 4 Less R99 R110 R110
Mobile Broadband Top Up & contract (24 month)
Price Plan Current Price New Price
500MB R39 R45
1GB R69 R75
2GB R99 R109
Mobile Broadband Top Up & contract (12 month)
Price Plan Current Price New Price
500MB R49 R55
1GB R79 R85
2GB R139 R149

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