Telkom’s new prices: full details

Telkom has released its 2012 annual tariff adjustment, which the company indicated is below the Consumer Price Index (CPIx) with an overall price increase of 1.2% on its voice and data services.

“The adjustments, which will come into effect on 1 August 2012, apply to Telkom’s tariffs for line rentals, outgoing calls, DSL and data connectivity services,” Telkom said in a press statement.

“Telkom is committed to delivering value as we endeavour to contain the adjustments to a minimum. To this end, the adjustments are significantly less than inflation which is currently at 5.7%,” said Manelisa Mavuso, Telkom’s managing director for consumer services and retail.

Mavuso pointed to a decrease in fixed-to-mobile call tariffs. “The new per-minute tariffs will be reduced by 3.6% to R1.35 for peak-time and R1.08 for off-peak calls.”

PrepaidFone local calls will increase by 5%, but long distance calls remain unchanged. Line rental for PrepaidFone will increase by 6%. Postpaid residential and business line rental will increase by 6%.

Installation charges for Postpaid, PrepaidFone ISDN and DSL services will also increase by 6%.

Monthly rental fees on the DSL offers will increase as follows: Fast DSL will increase to R165.00; Faster DSL will increase to R299.00 and Fastest DSL will increase to R425.00.

The following tables provide an overview of the new Telkom rates for 2012 (effective 1 August 2012).

Postpaid call charges (0-50km) Local:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Standard time Callmore time Standard time Callmore time
Minimum charge 57.0 c 57.0 c unchanged
Per minute rate * 42.0 c 20.7 c unchanged
Talktime for minimum charge 81 seconds 166 seconds unchanged

* Actual calls are charged per second with a minimum charge per call

Postpaid call charges (>50km) Long distance:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Standard time Callmore time Standard time Callmore time
Minimum charge 57.0 c 57.0 c unchanged
Per minute rate * 57.0 c 28.5 c unchanged
Talktime for minimum charge 60 seconds 120 seconds unchanged

* Actual calls are charged per second with a minimum charge per call
 
PrepaidFone call charges (0-50km) Local:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Standard time Callmore time Standard time Callmore time
Minimum charge 79.0 c 79.0 c 83.0 c 83.0 c
Per minute rate * 57.3 c 27.3 c 60.2 c 28.7 c
Talktime for minimum charge 83 seconds 174 seconds unchanged

* Actual calls are charged per second with a minimum charge per call

* The surcharge for PrepaidFone Waya-Waya increase from 63c to 66c per call.

PrepaidFone call charges (>50km) Long distance:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Standard time Callmore time Standard time Callmore time
Minimum charge 87.5 c 87.5 c unchanged
Per minute rate * R1.08 54.0 c unchanged
Talktime for minimum charge 49 seconds 97 seconds unchanged

* Actual calls are charged per second with a minimum charge per call

* The surcharge for PrepaidFone Waya-Waya increase from 63c to 66c per call.
 
International outgoing calls:

Calls to some popular International fixed line destinations

  Current W.e.f. August 2012
Peak Time Global Off-peak time Peak Time Global Off-peak time
Minimum charge: R0.57 R0.57 unchanged

 

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Price per minute: Peak Time Global Off-peak time Peak Time Global Off-peak time
UK R0.60 R0.60 unchanged unchanged
USA R0.60 R0.60 unchanged unchanged
Canada R0.70 R0.70 unchanged unchanged
France R0.80 R0.80 R0.75 R0.75
Australia R0.80 R0.80 R0.75 R0.75
Portugal R1.04 R0.80 R0.97 R0.72
Germany R1.20 R0.90 R1.12 R0.81
Botswana R1.52 R1.30 R1.43 R1.17
India R1.37 R1.11 R1.16 R0.93
Namibia R1.31 R1.13 R1.17 R1.01
Zimbabwe R1.68 R1.55 R1.58 R1.46

These charges are also applicable to PrepaidFone and WorldCall; actual calls are charged per second with a minimum charge per call

 
Other charges:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Residential Business Residential Business
Installation (new line) R520.46 R520.46 R551.69 R551.69
Monthly rental (analogue line) R139.97 R191.84 R148.37 R203.35
ISDN 2a (per month) R255.08 R354.29 R270.39 R375.55
Fast DSL (up to 1 024 kbps per month) R152.00 R152.00 R165.00 R165.00
Faster DSL (up to 2 048 kbps per month) R289.00 R289.00 R299.00 R299.00
Fastest DSL (up to 4/10 mbps per month) R413.00 R413.00 R425.00 R425.00
DSL Installation R665.29 R665.29 R705.20 R705.20

 

Do broadband bundles: Monthly rental
Do Basic – Fast DSL + 5GB R219.00  – unchanged
Do Advanced – Faster DSL + 10GB R395.00 – unchanged
Do Premium – Fastest DSL + 20GB R554.00  – unchanged

 

Product Bundle Name do Uncapped Standalone Incl. VAT DSL Price Incl. VAT *Bundle Discount Incl. VAT Bundle Price Incl. VAT
do Uncapped Basic 1024 kbps R219.00 R165.00 R35.00 R349.00
do Uncapped Advanced 2048 kbps R369.00 R299.00 R89.00 R579.00
do Uncapped Premium  4Mbps R699.00 R425.00 R95.00 R1,029.00
do Uncapped Premium Plus 10Mbps R1,399.00 R425.00 R125.00 R1,699.00

* do Bundle discounts apply only to associated ADSL line speeds in a bundle
 

Telkom Closer:

Closer 1 (Weekender Plan) Closer 2 (Evening and Weekend Plan) Closer 3 (Anytime Plan)
Line rental; Call Answer or IdentiCall; RingBack; Contact Me Line rental; Call Answer or IdentiCall; RingBack; Contact Me Line rental; Call Answer or IdentiCall; RingBack; Contact Me
Std time: 49c per minute; 49c minimum local & LD; 1st 30 local minutes free 49c per minute; 49c minimum local & LD; 1st 30 local minutes free 1 300 free minutes; per-second billing for fixed-to-mobile calls
Callmore time: R1.40 per call local & LD up to an hour on weekdays; Free weekend calls local & LD up to an hour; 60 free local Internet minutes Unlimited local & LD calls up to an hour; 60 free local Internet minutes Free up to 1 hour; per-second billing for fixed-to-mobile calls
A 10% fixed discount to the 30 most popular international fixed-line destinations A 10% fixed discount to the 30 most popular international fixed-line destinations A 10% fixed discount to the 30 most popular international fixed-line destinations
Current: R158.00 Current: R177.00 Current: R333.00
New: R167.00 New: R185.00 New: R341.00

 
PrepaidFone:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Installation (new line) R300.00 R318.00
Installation (Waya-Waya) R300.00 R318.00
Monthly rental R72.07 R76.39
Weekly rental R16.63 R17.62
Annual rental (Waya-Waya) R152.90 R168.20

 
Outgoing calls to mobile/cellulaRservices from postpaid and PrepaidFone:

To Vodacom, MTN, Cell C & 8.ta

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Peak time Off-peak time Peak time Off-peak time
First minute R1.40 R1.12 R1.35 R1.08
Every 30 seconds thereafter R0.70 R0.56 R0.68 R0.54

 
Public payphone call charges:  coin and cardphones:

Current W.e.f. August 2012
Unit charge R0.50 unchanged
Metering periods Standard time Callmore time Standard time Callmore time
Local (0-50km) & 46.7 seconds 82 seconds unchanged
LD (>50km)
Mobile/cellular 13.9 seconds 18.4 seconds 14.5 seconds 19.1 seconds

 
Summary of otheRsignificant non-basket products:

Product August 2012 change
BTS, Diana, Calypso, Jupiter, DPS, HTS, Octophone, Opticon 5/24 Between 10% and 15%
Opticon 16/32 6%
Opticon 100, 300 & 600 7%
IPECS 100/300/600/1200 3%
All PABX installation charges 6%
Enhanced voice services (TalkPlus) Unchanged
OperatoRassisted directory enquiries – 1023,   From R2.79 to R2.96 (peRcall) 6%

 
Summary of most significant data products:

Product % change
Diginet (overall) 0%
Megalines (overall) 6%
ATM Express (overall) 11%
IPLC -20%
Datel 15%
Saponet-P 10%
Frame Express 10%

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