Mobile operator Vodacom has announced it will slash out-of-bundle data prices by 50% from 15 March. The announcement comes as the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect. The out-of-bundle rate has already been reduced to 89c per megabyte for post-paid customers from 1 October.
Vodacom says it’s trying to encourage customers to use bundles. The company faced criticism for charging customers while other mobile operators were offering data roll-over for free.
Legally they have to roll over unused data but @Vodacom is going to charge their customers as per this table? How is this allowed? #confused #data pic.twitter.com/bS57BurpvT
— Lynette Anthony Hundermark (@LynetteAnthony) February 25, 2019
Vodacom says in implementing the Icasa regulations, they have slashed out-of-bundle data rates by between 45% 70% to ensure increased value to customers. Roll over of data will be now be free.
In a statement, Vodacom says ahead of the planned launch of the end-user and subscriber service charter on 1 March 2019, it will implement a number of other innovations to ensure it is fully compliant with Icasa’s regulations.
On the rolling over of data, we have proposed that “A Licensee must provide an option to post-paid users to roll over unused data of the monthly data allocation to the next billing period” pic.twitter.com/IubIIwFrW7
— ICASA (@ICASA_org) March 1, 2018
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