Telkom FreeMe Family kills Vodacom and MTN

Telkom has launched new FreeMe Family products, which allow subscribers to divide the included data, voice minutes, and SMS allocation between up to 10 SIMs.

This allows families to consolidate their cellphone spending and use a single account.

FreeMe Family comes in three sizes – 30GB, 50GB or unlimited shared data – which includes 300, 500, or 1,000 shared off-net minutes respectively.

The primary member can allocate the value to family members according to their needs.

Additionally, consumers receive 10GB of Wi-Fi connectivity per SIM per month, 3,000 on-network minutes per account, 50 SMS messages per SIM per day, and free IM and VoIP calls on certain applications – including WhatsApp.

The standard plans come with one primary and three multi-SIM cards, and up to six additional multi-SIMs can be added.

Top-up purchases can be made if data is depleted before the end of the month.

Telkom FreeMe Family

The table below shows the value that Telkom’s FreeMe Family 30GB package offers.

The pricing is based on a five-member family, with the cost split over the members. It is then compared to single-user packages from Vodacom and MTN.

Telkom vs Vodacom vs MTN
Package Telkom FreeMe 30GB (5 users) Vodacom Smart More Data 6GB My MTNChoice+ M
Data 6GB 6GB 5GB
On-Net Minutes Unlimited 0 0
Off-Net Minutes 60 minutes 75 minutes 350 minutes
Free WhatsApp Yes No No
Monthly SMS Unlimited 25 350
OOB Data Price 29c/MB R1.00/MB R0.99/MB
OOB Call Rates R0.69/minute R1.75/minute R1.20/minute
Monthly Price Per User R140 (R699 total) R699 R699

Now read: Telkom FreeMe Family – 30GB, free calls, and free WhatsApp to share for R699

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