South Africa’s telecoms giant Vodacom has unveiled Internet data promotional offer dubbed ‘Pay-once Data Bundles.’
Broadband subscribers using 24GB would get 2GB’s of data every 30 days which is close to one month at a rate of R 1,199 (US$245) while for 12GB, 1GB at the same amount.
In a statement, the company confirmed Internet clients will enjoy the offer by paying once.
Other competitors in the market with a similar offer include Cell C and 8ta. The Cell C 24 GB prepaid promotional offer branded as Smartdata permits customers to access to 2GB Internet after 30 days in a year at a price of R1,299 (US$ 159) while 1GB sales at R54 (US$7) .
8ta , Go 120 Gigs Big package-60 GB data bundles retails at R1,800 (US$220), 1 GB at R30 (US$4) but doesn’t have monthly breakdown. It gives subscribers an additional of 60GB after usage of a similar data bundle.
Late last month, Vodacom released its quarterly financial statement that showed a progress from R47.8 million (about US$5.8 million) at the end of March to more than R17 billion (about US$2 million) as a result of data and customers growth.
Apart from its South African operation, Vodacom offers similar services to Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Mozambique with more than 50 million clients as reported by the end of June 2012.
The pay-once data bundles promotion will run to September 30, 2012.