MTN increases default prepaid call rate from 79c to R1.50 per minute

MTN has introduced a new default plan for MTN PayAsYouGo users called MTN Base, with a call rate of R1.50 per minute.

“Now, when you join MTN you’ll automatically be on the MTN Base price plan,” it said.

“That means you’ll enjoy a flat rate for data and for on-net calls [R1.50] with per second billing. It’s simple, affordable, and lets you stay in touch conveniently.”

MTN Base replaces MTN Pay Per Second as the default plan for MTN PayAsYouGo users.

MTN Pay Per Second offers far better value for money, with a call rate of 79c per minute and a standard data rate of 99c per MB.

MTN told MyBroadband that it has reviewed its current pricing and package structures to “ensure that its propositions remain relevant and competitive in the market”.

“The pricing review affects MTN’s base price plan for new customers i.e. changed to R1.50,” MTN said.

Good news is that MTN’s new customers can still migrate to Pay per Second tariff plan, while existing MTN PayAsYouGo customers can select to migrate to the MTN Base price plan.

The table below compares the MTN Base prices against MTN Pay Per Second’s rates.

MTN PayAsYouGo Prices
Service MTN Pay Per Second (Old Default Plan) MTN Base (New Default Plan)
Call Rate (all Networks) R0.79 R1.50
Standard Data Rate R0.99 R1.50
SMS R0.50 R0.50

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