Most South Africans are studying or working from home due to the pandemic. A lot of what we need to do is now online. Money is also tight so a lot of people are looking for the best deals that they can find on the market at the moment.
Vodacom and now MTN have recently announced that there are price cuts for their mobile data as well as the addition of several zero-rated websites and services, now is a good time for you to compare mobile data prices.
For this comparison, we will be looking at the major mobile network operators in South Africa. We are looking at Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom and rain.
Please keep in mind that these prices are sourced directly from the respective network’s websites and are accurate as of the 24th July 2020.
Vodacom announced that they will have a data price decrease from the 1st of April.
As of today, 1GB of prepaid mobile data will cost you R 99.00 and is valid for 30 days.
Their free services give you access to Vodacom e-School which is free. You have access to educational content for Grades R-12.
Wikipedia is also zero-rated and is working with Vodacom and tertiary education institutions to zero-rate their platforms.
Back In March, MTN announced an up to 50 percent decrease on the price of data. Those prices came into effect from the 15th of April 2020.
As of today, 1GB of prepaid mobile data will cost you R99.00 and is valid for 30 days.
MTN has also zero-rated platforms. They have over 100 educational websites including those for institutions.
Cell C have smart data bundles for you to choose from. You pay on a monthly basis and this will become a data contract.
As of today, 1GB of prepaid mobile data will cost you R 100.00 and is valid for the month. You will also get 2GB nite data on top of your 1GB that you bought.
Telkom announced that they are changing the way that the prepaid bundles work and what they are offering.
As of today, 1GB of prepaid mobile data will cost you R 100.00 and is valid for the month.
Rain is new for some people and they have very competitive prices but some complain that they cannot also get signal and service.
As of today, 1GB of prepaid mobile data will cost you R 50.00 and is valid for the month.
End of the day, depending on your finances, will help you determine what the best option for you is.