Vodacom’s latest results state that it has responded to a proposal from ICASA to regulate data expiry and out-of-bundle billing.
In August, ICASA announced plans to change the End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations, with new aggressive mobile data regulations.
Mobile operators would have to send SMS notifications at 50%, 75%, 90%, and 100% depletion of voice, SMS, or data bundles to users.
They will also have to let subscribers choose whether they want to use out-of-bundle data or not.
The proposed regulations mandate validity periods for data bundles, and that operators must warn users 7 days before their data expires.
If you recharge before the expiry date of your current data bundle, your unused data should roll over to the following month, said ICASA.
Vodacom said it has responded to ICASA’s proposed regulations and has suggested self-regulatory mechanisms be implemented.
The announcement follows Vodacom reducing its out-of-bundle charges, cutting prepaid OOB rates to R0.99 per MB.
ICASA’s proposed regulations are detailed below.
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