Once-off data bundle prices – MTN vs Vodacom vs Cell C vs Telkom

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced at his State of the Nation address that the government will ensure that data costs are cut.

“To provide impetus to this process, within the next month, the Minister of Communications will issue the policy direction to ICASA to commence the spectrum licensing process,” said Ramaphosa.

In the interim, South Africans must contend with high data costs, which Ramaphosa claimed are holding back economic development in the country.

Comparing data prices

MyBroadband recently compared SIM-only data contracts across South Africa’s leading mobile networks.

However, many South Africans either can’t commit to a monthly data contract, or prefer not to.

Once-off data bundles are the alternative for prepaid users, but this way of buying data can be significantly more expensive than a long-term contract.

MyBroadband has compared the cost of recharging with a once-off data bundle with South Africa’s leading mobile networks.

We used the following resources to acquire these prices:

Below is the pricing of these once-off mobile data deals, along with any inclusive bonus data.

Once-off data prices
Mobile Network Data amount Price
Telkom 500MB R69
Cell C 750MB + 1GB Nite R80
MTN 600MB R99
Vodacom 500MB R100
Cell C 1GB  + 2GB Night R100
Telkom 1GB + 1GB Night R100
MTN 1GB R149
Vodacom 1GB R149
Telkom 2GB + 2GB Night R140
Cell C 1.5GB + 3GB Night R149
MTN 1.5GB R189
Cell C 2GB + 4GB Night R199
Vodacom 2GB R249
Telkom 3GB + 3GB Night R201
Cell C 3GB + 5GB Night R249
MTN 3GB R299
Vodacom 3GB R299
Cell C 6GB + 7GB Night R299
Telkom 5GB + 5GB Night R301
MTN 6GB R399
Vodacom 5GB R405
MTN 10GB R499
Cell C 10GB + 15GB Night R499
Telkom 10GB + 10GB Night R505
Vodacom 10GB R605
Cell C 20GB R799
MTN 20GB R899
Telkom 20GB R905
Vodacom 20GB R1,010

Now read: MTN vs Vodacom vs Cell C vs Telkom – The best SIM-only data deals

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