Telkom recently launched a range of new FreeMe bundles which include mobile data, WhatsApp data, streaming data, on-net minutes, off-net minutes, and SMSs.
Instead of its traditional 1GB, 2GB, 5GB, 10GB, and 20GB FreeMe contract offers, it will now offer 800MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB, 11.5GB, 28GB, and Unlimited contracts.
The new bundles include WhatsApp and streaming data allocations, however, which were not previously marketed in the same way.
Previous Telkom FreeMe bundles offered subscribers 50GB of streaming data and 2GB of WhatsApp data per month.
This has now changed. The new streaming and WhatsApp data allocations are linked to bundle size and range between 250MB and 5GB.
Another big change is the on-net minute allowance. Previously, all Telkom FreeMe subscribers received 3,000 Telkom-to-Telkom minutes.
The new packages allocate on-net minutes based on the bundle size, and range between 500 and 3,000 minutes.
SMS allocations have also changed. Previously, all packages received 50 free SMSs per day – around 1,500 SMSs per month.
This has now changed to a monthly allowance of between 100 and 3,000 SMSs per month.
A benefit of the new packages is that all subscribers receive off-net minutes as part of their subscription. Previously, only the top packages included off-net minutes.
The new month-to-month SIM-only contracts and prepaid mobile plans took effect from 20 March 2020.
Telkom FreeMe bundle comparison
The table below provides an overview of how the old and new month-to-month SIM-only FreeMe contracts compare.
The 800MB bundle has been excluded from the table.
|Telkom FreeMe SIM-Only Contracts (Month-to-Month)|
|Package||Data||WhatsApp Data||Streaming Data||On-Net Minutes||Off-Net Minutes||SMS||Price|
|1GB / 1.5GB Package|
|2GB / 3GB Package|
|5GB / 6GB Package|
|10GB / 11.5GB Package|
|20GB / 28GB Package|