Vodacom is expected to unveil a number of new contract price plans that work on a top-up basis, industry sources have told MyBroadband.
One of the new types of contract will be based on Vodacom’s smartphone price plans, but will bear the “U Choose” prefix.
The top-up version of Vodacom’s Smart S, M, L, and XL plans will then be “U Choose Smart S/M/L/XL”.
These “U Choose” plans will be basically the same as Vodacom’s existing Smart packages, but will let subscribers top up once their contract bundles run out.
According to our sources, the “U Choose” plans will be more expensive than the normal Smart plans.
Vodacom will also be introducing new top-up contracts under the “Flexi” name. At least three denominations are expected to be available: 100, 150, and 200.
As with Vodacom’s other top-up plans, the number refers to the amount of airtime value a subscriber receives every month. “Flexi 100” therefore gives R100 airtime every month.
It is not clear what the tariffs on Vodacom’s new Flexi plans will be.
Vodacom declined to answer questions about “U Choose” and “Flexi”, but it is expected that the new price plans will be made available from 7 November 2013, when the operator’s new deal run begins.