Telkom Mobile 29c price plan: Vodacom, MTN, Cell C mum

Telkom Mobile recently unveiled its SIM-Sonke pre-paid tariff plan, offering on-net calls at 29c per minute, off-net calls at 75c per minute, and data at 29c per MB. All calls are billed per second.

Telkom Mobile head Atilla Vitai said that their new pre-paid rate is not cheap, it’s just “very, very good value”.

Vitai asked “why are the others not doing it?”, highlighting that Vodacom, MTN and Cell C are charging more than operators in Europe.

MyBroadband asked the other operators whether they are planning to match Telkom Mobile’s SIM-Sonke pre-paid prices. The feedback was telling.

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile spokesperson Vanda Harries did not comment on whether Virgin Mobile will match Telkom Mobile’s offer.

Instead, Harries said that their “1,2 free pre-paid price plan is available to all pre-paid customers across all channels.”

“The effective rate on this plan is 66 cents per minute billed at per second to anyone on any network, every day. Most importantly our offer is available to the 97% of the South African population that our network covers,” said Harries.


No comment. Vodacom did not provide feedback on whether it will match Telkom Mobile’s prices and what consumers can expect of them.

Cell C

No comment. Cell C did not provide feedback on Telkom Mobile’s new pre-paid prices, and whether consumers can expect the operator to match or better these prices.


No comment. MTN did not provide any feedback about Telkom Mobile’s prices and whether they will respond with their own price cuts in future.

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