Mobile operator MTN drops data prices by 50%.
MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa said the cost of a 1GB monthly data bundle, which has been the subject of much scrutiny by commission authorities, will fall from R149 to R99. “We won’t charge more than that,” he said.
In terms of lifeline data, MTN said it will provide each of its customers 20MB of free data daily — or the equivalent of 600MB per customer every month — through its instant messaging platform, Ayoba. The platform currently has 500,000 customers in SA.
The operator made the announcement at a briefing held at its headquarters in Johannesburg, joined by minister of communications and digital technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
This comes after the Competition Commission announced that network giant Vodacom will reduce monthly data prices by at least 30 percent.
This will be effective from 15 April.
Courtesy of ENCA.