Cell C’s big price increases for 2017

Cell C recently announced price changes to its prepaid and contract packages, due to take effect from 1 February 2017.

“We confirm that in terms of your subscriber agreement with Cell C, as well as the Consumer Protection Act, Cell C has the option of varying any of its charges from time to time,” said Cell C.

“Please note that these charges include applicable connection fees, subscription fees, usage charges, SIM card fees, goods fees, and any other charge relating to the provision of Cell C’s services to you in terms of your subscriber agreement.”

Price and product changes

As part of the price changes, Cell C stated that there would also be amendments to prepaid and data products.

The free WhatsApp benefit on Trace Mobile will be removed from 1 February.

The Nite Data allocation will also be removed from SmartData TopUp contracts which are activated from 1 February.

“Customers who are currently in contract, or activated before 1 February 2017, will continue to receive their Nite Data allocation until the end of their contract term,” said Cell C.

The price changes are detailed in the tables below.


Item Package Old Price New Price
Data Out Of Bundle (Rate/MB) 66c R2.00 R1.10
MegaBonus R1.00 R1.10
SUPACHARGE, Sharks Mobile, Trace Mobile, Bhansela Data, AVBOB R0.99 R1.10
EasyChat R0.79 R1.10
Calls Out of Bundle (Rate/Min) SUPACHARGE R0.99 R1.10

Contract Voice

Contract Voice
Item Package Old Price New Price
Monthly Subscription Fee StraightUp 30 / StraightUp 30 TopUp R35.00 R40.00
StraightUp 50 / StraightUp 50 TopUp R55.00 R60.00
StraightUp 100 / StraightUp 100 TopUp R110.00 R120.00
StraightUp 200 / StraightUp 200 TopUp R220.00 R240.00
StraightUp 400 / StraightUp 400 TopUp R440.00 R485.00
StraightUp 800 / StraightUp 800 R880.00 R950.00
Hi5 R165.00 R180.00
ChatMore 200 R159.00 R179.00
ChatMore 400 R319.00 R349.00
SmartChat 1GB / SmartChat 1GB TopUp R99.00 R110.00
SmartChat 2GB / SmartChat 2GB TopUp R199.00 R220.00
SmartChat 3GB / SmartChat 3GB TopUp R249.00 R270.00
SmartChat 6GB / SmartChat 6GB TopUp R449.00 R490.00
SmartChat 8GB / SmartChat 8GB TopUp R599.00 R650.00
CasualChat Anytime R130.00 R145.00
CasualChat 100 R115.00 R125.00
Casual SMS R115.00 R125.00
ActiveChat Standard R150.00 R165.00
ActiveChat 110 R250.00 R275.00
ActiveChat 220 R399.00 R440.00
All Week 100 R100.00 R110.00
BusinessChat 400 R650.00 R715.00
BusinessChat 700 R1100.00 R1200.00
BusinessChat 1000 R1500.00 R1650.00
BlackBerry All Week 100 R199.00 R220.00
BlackBerry CasualChat 100 R139.00 R150.00
Calls Out of Bundle (Rate/Min) All StraightUp and StraightUp TopUp R1.05 R1.25
Hi5 R1.05 R1.25
Chatmore 200 & 400 R0.79 R0.99
All SmartChat and SmartChat TopUp R1.50 R1.65
Data Out Of Bundle (Rate/MB) Smartchat Postpaid R0.79 R0.99
All SmartChat TopUp R0.79 R1.10
All StraightUp TopUp R0.99 R1.10


Item Package Old Price New Price
SmartData Bundle 25MB R8.00 R10.00
50MB R13.00 R16.00
100MB R25.00 R29.00
300MB R60.00 R65.00
500MB R90.00 R99.00
DataExtenda Bundle 30MB R11.00 R12.00
Daily Data Bundle 20MB R3.00 R4.00
50MB R7.00 R8.50
100MB R13.00 R14.00
WhatsApp Bundle WhatsApp Bundle R7.50 R12.00
Prepaid Broadband Once-off Allocation products (once-off price) 100GB (valid one year) R999.00 R1499.00
200GB (valid one year) R1599.00 R1999.00
Prepaid Broadband Monthly Allocation products (once-off price) 1.2GB (100MB every 30 days x 12m) R89.00 R99.00
2.4GB (200MB every 30 days x 12m) R79.00 R159.00
SmartData Contract SmartData 500MB (incl. TopUp) R39.00 R45.00
SmartData 1GB (incl. TopUp) R69.00 R75.00
SmartData 10GB (incl. TopUp) R349.00 R299.00
Data Out Of Bundle (Rate/MB) All SmartData TopUp plans R0.99 R1.10

Now read: MTN Payment Break – no contract payments for two months

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments


Share this article
Cell C’s big price increases for 2017