8ta unveils credit recharge offer

South African telecommunication service provider 8ta has introduced promotional offer brand named ‘8ta More Prepaid’ targeted at rewarding prepaid subscribers with bonus airtime.

8ta Senior managing executive Amith Maharaj said the new offer will provide prepaid customers with extra airtime once they recharge. The least amount of credit is R10 (US$ 1.23) attracting 20 percent bonus. The more the subscribers recharge, the freer the airtime.

The rates for additional airtime range from 20 percent to 100 percent. Twenty percent will be for those recharging between R10 (US$1.23) and R29 (US$3.56) while R30 (US$3.69) and R49(US$6.02) will attract 50 percent bonus.

Users reloading airtime above R50 (US$ 6.14) will receive 100 percent supplementary airtime.

Maharaj said that the bonus airtime will be used for voice calls, data and (SMS).

The offer kicks off on August 12 as revealed by Maharaj who also urged clients to make maximum use of the opportunity.

Analysts expect the move would stir competition from other providers including MTN, Vodacom and Cell C. Customers are expected to benefit more.

Late last week, Vodacom introduced a new offer of two hours free talk time to customers who recharge credit of more than R29 (US$6.14).

Vodacom subscribers will make free calls for an hour after recharging airtime worth R29 (US$6.14) up to midnight, and an extra one hour from 12 to 5am for seven days inclusive of night shift .

The offer expires on August 31, 2012.

Country’s telecommunication’s regulator, Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA), in its 2011 research findings indicates that the nation has the most advanced mobile technology networks in the continent and customers receive high services of voice calling, SMS and Internet from the four operators namely 8ta, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C.

New 8ta customers will get the services of 8ta more prepaid offer automatically while the present subscribers may join by dialing *180#.

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