New Afrihost mobile voice prices unveiled

Afrihost has unveiled its new mobile voice service, which includes month-to-month and prepaid products. Users will be able to top-up both of these products.

Afrihost’s prepaid products are also valid for 12 months at a time.

Afrihost’s voice services run on MTN’s network, and will be integrated into its apps and Client Zone online portal.

Good news for existing mobile subscribers is that they can retain their number when moving to Afrihost by using the standard porting process.

Existing MTN prepaid clients will have the option to opt-in, and opt-out, of the Afrihost service.

Afrihost is fighting bill shock with a feature called Auto‑Limit. “We allow you to set a limit that actually works – with absolutely zero risk to you,” the company said.

Through Afrihost Plus+, mobile subscribers also have the option to double their monthly data for R99 per month.

Afrihost will launch its mobile products for a closed user group selected from its client base on 10 November. It will give more clients access as the week progresses.

MTN mobile rates

Afrihost said its rates stay the same no matter what package you’re on, “because we’re not trying to confuse you to charge you more”. Its rates are as follows:

  • Per-second call rates – 1.31c per second
  • Per MB out‑of‑bundle data – 10c
  • SMS – 50c Per SMS

The tables below provide an overview of Afrihost’s new mobile pricing.

Month-to-month packages
Package Data Airtime Effective minutes Price
Mobile XS 1GB R39.50 50 minutes R99
Mobile S 2GB R79.00 100 minutes R199
Mobile M 3GB R118.50 150 minutes R299
Mobile L 5GB R158.00 200 minutes R399
Mobile XL 6GB R197.50 250 minutes R499
Mobile 2XL 7GB R395.00 500 minutes R749
Mobile 3XL 8GB R592.50 750 minutes R999
Mobile 4XL 10GB R948.00 1,200 minutes R1,499
Prepaid data
Data Price
500MB R49
1GB R99
2GB R158
3GB R237
4GB R316
5GB R395
10GB R790
20GB R1,580
Prepaid airtime
Airtime (evergreen) Price
R25 R25
R50 R50
R100 R100
R200 R200
R300 R300
R400 R400
R500 R500
R1,000 R1,000
SMS add-on
SMS Price
15 R5
30 R10
50 R17
100 R30
200 R50
300 R75
500 R114
2,000 R420

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