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Telkom Mobile has cut the rates for data bundles in a new effort to offer best data prices in South Africa. However, pre-paid out-of-bundle rates remain among the highest.

Telkom Mobile on Friday unveiled a new range of data offerings aimed at slashing prices to offer “the best in-bundle rates in the market””. However, it’s out-of-bundle rates for pre-paid and hybrid users remains at a market high of R1 per Megabyte.

The new SmartInternet and SmartInternet Saver postpaid data plans will be available from 21 April 2013. Consumers can opt for a bundled offer that includes a device or for a SIM only option which can be used with their own device.

The plans come with an allocation of Telkom Mobile data, Telkom Mobile Night-Surfer data, LTE speeds in LTE coverage areas and access to free Wi-Fi at Telkom Mobile hot spots around the country.

Managing Director of Telkom Mobile, Mr Attila Vitai says, ‚””Owning the widest spectrum of radio frequencies allows Telkom Mobile to have the largest network capacity in the country. The extensive spectrum uniquely positions Telkom Mobile to offer large data bundles for high data users.‚””

He added that the company’s unique network build enables data packages that offer better quality connections and less congestion. ‚””The company’s growing 3G, all-IP network provides consistent, high quality services that users demand.‚””

‚””We have also extended our successful data promotions. The prepaid promotions have proved popular with those who want great control over their data use,‚”” says Vitai. These include the 60GB + 60GB, 10GB + 10GB (post-paid) and 2GB + 1 GB data bundles.

Customers will also be able to buy once-off or recurring internet data bundles for use on Telkom Mobile or all mobile networks. The internet bundles can be purchased from:

8ta Flagship stores and Telkom Direct Stores

Self Service Portal

USSD (*180#)

IVR (081 180/183)

‚””Telkom Mobile will bring more new and different data products to the market over the next few weeks. We’re especially looking forward to offering products based on LTE and Wi-Fi technologies in an innovative way that solves real needs of customers,‚”” concludes Vitai.

Product details

Contract & Hybrid Data promotions

Contract/Hybrid

SmartInternet/ Saver

SmartInternet/ Saver

SmartInternet/ Saver

SmartInternet/ Saver

SmartInternet/ Saver

Price

R49

R69

R119

R249

R399

Telkom Mobile network

750MB

1.5MB

3GB

7.5GB

15GB

Night surfer

750MB

1.5GB

3GB

7.5GB

15GB

Unlimited Wi-Fi

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Y

Y

Y

Y

LTE Enabled

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Out of bundle rate

Pre-paid Data promotions

Pre-paid

Telkom Mobile Internet 250MB Bundle Once-Off

Telkom Mobile Internet 500MB Bundle Once-Off

Telkom Mobile Internet 1GB Bundle Once-Off

Telkom Mobile Internet 5GB Bundle Once-Off

Telkom Mobile Internet 10GB Bundle Once-Off

Price

R38

R69

R119

R349

R999

Telkom Mobile network

250MB

500MB

1GB

5GB

10GB

Validity

Up to the end of the next calendar month from date of activation

Out of bundle rate

Limited Data promotions

Telkom Mobile network only

2GB + 1GB

10GB +10GB

60GB + 60GB

Price

R149

R299

R1800

Anytime Data Use

2GB

10GB

60GB

Night Surfer Use (11pm 5am)

1GB

10GB

60GB

Validity

Up to the end of the next calendar month from date of activation

Monthly allocation valid up to the end of the current calendar month

Valid for 12 calendar months from date of activation

Type

Pre-paid

24 month contract

Pre-paid

Out of bundle rate

R1

30c

R1

Recharge Value

Wi-Fi Promotional Bundles

Fair Usage Policy

R50-R99.99

7 days unlimited Wi-Fi Access

2GB cap for 7 days

R100 and more

30 days unlimited Wi-Fi Access

10GB cap for 30 days

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