Tariffic, a cellphone spend optimisation company has crunched the numbers on Telkom’s new FreeMe packages, and have completed an analysis of how it competes with other mobile operators now that these packages have been released.
Are you interested to see if you’d save on Telkom’s brand new, much talked about, FreeMe packages?
Telkom has put its PR and marketing machines in full gear with their FreeMe packages. And these packages have certainly piqued the interest of South African consumers. But, how do they really compare to some of the other offerings available in the market? Tariffic, a cellphone spend optimisation company, has used its web-based contract optimisation tool to crunch the numbers and find out exactly how competitive these new packages are.
Tariffic analysed the cellular behaviour of 3 different user-profiles to calculate the cheapest SIM-only contract for each type of cellphone user, across all major mobile network operators in South Africa.
The results of this analysis are very positive for Telkom, and show that Telkom’s FreeMe packages are the top recommended and cheapest package for all three of the user profiles analysed. Antony Seeff, Tariffic’s CEO, said “the FreeMe packages are dominating the market, saving these users an average of 24% a month compared to the next best option.” These results show that FreeMe is competing directly with MTN’s My MTNChoice+ packages, Cell C’s ChatMore and Pinnacle packages, and Vodacom’s SmartMore Data deals. It is interesting to note that in all 3 examples, Cell C and MTN offered the next best deals, at similar price points (in 2/3 situations), which was followed in every case by Vodacom, whose SmartMore package were consistently significantly more expensive than the others.
However, Seeff cautions that South African consumers should not be following these recommendations blindly. “You are not User A, B, or C – you are unique and you use your cellphone in a unique way, and that’s why you should find the right packages for you.” Seeff recommends that consumers carefully consider which package is right for them based on their exact requirements. “This can be done by carefully interrogating the packages available, together with your specific needs; or by using Tariffic’s online tool, available for free at http://www.tariffic.com”, said Seeff.
|To find your best FreeMe package, simply follow the steps below:
And that’s it! You’ll be able to see not only what the most suitable packages are for you, but also what bundles to add, and how much you’ll be expected to spend every month.