How to save money on your smartphone contract by upgrading

Tariffic has released its Tariffic Tracker Q1 2017 report, detailing how cellphone users can save money by upgrading their contract.

The findings of the report show that consumers can save 18% on their cellphone bills after two years “by making sure they upgrade to the perfect cellphone contract for them”.

“By optimising your contracts every time they expire, you can save an additional 18%, which is a total saving of nearly 50% on your original cellphone bill,” said Antony Seeff, Tariffic CEO.

He said mobile operators introduce new packages on a regular basis – with nearly 40 packages coming to the market over the past two years. By selecting the right one, consumers can save money.

“Telkom and Cell C currently offer the cheapest voice contracts, followed in most cases by MTN. Vodacom comes in last in 3 out of 4 instances,” said Seeff.

Cell C’s Pinnacle packages are offering “an incredible amount of value” thanks to users getting three-times the inclusive value of the contract as part of a promotion running until the end of January.

Telkom’s FreeMe packages are also performing well, said Seeff.

“Even though these packages are showing an average saving of 29%, they are being compared to Telkom’s previous packages, which were also very affordably priced.”

MTN’s MyMTNChoice+ packages have allowed consumers to save an average of 33% over the past 18 months.

Seeff said Vodacom has not introduced any new packages recently and its Smart contract prices have gone up.

The infographics below details which data and voice SIM-only contracts can save users money if they upgrade to the right package.

Voice Contracts



Data Contracts


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