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From 20 July, Vodacom subscribers travelling to the United Kingdom will be able to save up to 76% on calls made to South Africa and they will not be charged for receiving calls.

Vodacom customers travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) are set to enjoy savings of up to 100% on international roaming. However, these savings, which will be applicable to Vodacom Prepaid, Contract and Top Up customers, will only be available from 20 July to 16 September 2012.

This promotion will include 60% savings for local calls in the UK. Customers will also save 76% on calls to South Africa, 45% on SMS messages and 71% on data roaming. During the promotional period, customers will also save 100% on calls received from any network since they will not be charged for receiving calls.

‚Vodacom is always looking at ways of providing value to its roaming customers. In April this year, we reduced data roaming rates by more than 70% for customers travelling to six African countries where Vodacom and Vodafone operate. Now we’re offering customers travelling to the UK up to 100% savings so they can stay connected to their friends and loved ones without worrying about the cost,‚ says Minnie Maharaj, Managing Executive: Wholesale and International Services at Vodacom.

Promotional rates:

Local Calls (UK)

Calls back to SA

Sending an SMS

Data rates per MB

Receiving Calls

Current Roaming rates

R7.20

R21.15

R2.75

R17.50

R6.00

Promotional Roaming rates

R2.90

R5.00

R1.50

R5.00

FREE

Savings

60%

76%

45%

71%

100%

Promotional rates will apply on Vodafone only and standard rates will apply to all other networks. Customers should therefore ensure that they are roaming on the Vodafone network and if necessary, manually select Vodafone UK as the preferred network provider on their handset.

The reduced roaming rates will be available to all Vodacom customers by default: no opt-in will be required. Contract and Prepaid customers should have international roaming active to make use of roaming services and to qualify for the reduced rates. Top Up customers already have international roaming activated by default and will be automatically charged reduced rates during the promotional period. Data roaming is available to contract customers only.

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