Airtime and Data

  • Didi posted an update in the group Group logo of Airtime and DataAirtime and Data 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Just an observation from my side; In 2017 Cell C announced that their WhatsApp bundles cost 60% more – up to R12 from the previous R7.50. It was R20 this year (2019) and this morning they announced that it will increase; yet again from 5th June to R29. I find this very scary indeed.

    • I saw cartblanche and apparently criminals are stealing back up batteries in cellphone towers. So the cost of preparing them is possibly reflecting in these price increases
      • Perhaps. But Government seems to be trying to hard to be lenient on this network providers. Sure they are getting broadband cheaper than they are selling to the customer
      • Didi posted an update in the group Group logo of Airtime and DataAirtime and Data 1 month, 3 weeks ago

        Vodacom Group [JSE:VOD] and MTN Group [JSE:MTN] shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that SA’s two largest mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those on lower incomes. Vodacom, majority owned by UK-based Vodafone Group, and MTN had a combined 75 million customers in South Africa at the end of…[Read more]

        • Shares can fall. But what’s important is that the cost to communicate decreases. South Africans are paying insane amounts of money for mobile data. So its imperative that we fix this
        • Thirdeye posted an update in the group Group logo of Airtime and DataAirtime and Data 2 months, 2 weeks ago

          DATA IS DISAPPEARING!!!! I have recently noticed that data does not last. When I say this, I say this in reference to last year. I spend less time on my cell phone, but use more data ? How is this possible. Why are cellular networks not explaining data costs, or providing a breakdown of how data usage is calculated. If they are, well their…[Read more]

          • There are tons of reasons for this on the side of the consumer. The quality of the images you download when you visit websites or even background use. But honestly, just move to Telkom. For R150 I get

            2 Gig data
            500 MB data
            100 SMS’s
            350 Telkom to Telkom minutes
            250MB YouTube
            5gig Music streaming
            As well as Telkom wifi data

            • You are Definitely not alone! I have had this conversation with so many others who have the same views. I am constantly finding myself with no data or airtime as it literally disappears. I too feel that we an explanation. Its is blatant robbery!
            • TheGuy posted an update in the group Group logo of Airtime and DataAirtime and Data 2 months, 2 weeks ago

              Telkom really has great deals but their network coverage is soooo poor.