HumanIPO reported last week MTN, along with rivals Vodacom and 8ta, reacted one after the other as each looked to reduce charges for its pre-paid customers.
The new tariffs from MTN however are available at any time of day and remain at the ZAR1.20 per minute rate when calling any network. Charges are per second.
Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer at MTN SA, said: “Customers are continually looking for value-adding offers to meet their needs for affordability. MTN understands its customers’ calling patterns and are aware that customers often don’t make long calls, but are unfairly expected to pay for a full minute regardless of the duration of their call – essentially paying for what they haven’t used.
“With MTN’s One4ALL two cents per-second price plan, customers need only pay for what they have used.”
The new tariff came into effect on March 6.