The true price of mobile data from MTN

While many MTN subscribers still pay R2 per MB for ad-hoc and out of bundle data, the effective price for mobile data from MTN dropped 25% to 20c per MB this year. This is according to MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa.

Speaking to Moneyweb’s Hilton Tarrant, Dabengwa said that the effective price for data in South Africa is in the region of 20c per MB.

Dabengwa added that competitive pressures determine where “the pricing is for the different markets, and that is really a function of the strategies of the different operators”.

MTN also said this week that the average effective price per megabyte decreased by 25% over the last six months.

This decline in mobile data prices comes amidst a mobile price war which saw the rate for a 2GB contract package drop to R89 per month.

In November 2012 Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said that the effective price of data on the Vodacom network is between 40c per MB and 50c per MB.

However, this was before the latest set of data promotions from Vodacom, and one can expect that this price has decreased significantly in 2013.

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