MTN reduces data rate to 79c per megabyte

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MTN has fired another salvo in the data and voice war, by reducing their Pay Per Second price plan base data rate by more than 60% from R2 per megabyte to 79c per megabyte. The new tariff will be applicable to existing Top Up customers who upgrade or new customers signing up on MTN AnyTime Top Up or MTN Off Peak Top Up price plans – where they will also get 79c/min for voice calls.

The mobile operator also introduced a new calling plan for MTN Prepaid and Top Up customers. “MTN has also introduced a promotional price plan called MTN 1c Per Second which is available for MTN Prepaid and Top Up customers across all local networks. These customers pay 1c a second or 60c per minute for voice calling and have a standard data rate of only 99c per megabyte,” the company said in a press statement.

The 1c Per Second price plan will be available until 31 August 2014.

Want a little bit more? MTN’s Talk Free price plan will only charge callers for the first three minutes, thereafter the rest of the hour is free.

“The MTN Talk Free price plan gives customers additional value when making a call and talking for long periods of time. Customers pay R1.20 per minute for the first three minutes on MTN-to-MTN calls and will receive the rest of the hour for free. Customers will be charged 79c per minute when calling other networks. Standard data rate is 99c per megabyte.”

MTN said that they implemented the changes to their voice and data plans because there has been a shift in what customers want.

“These voice and data solutions reflect the changing requirements of MTN customers. The operator is also planning on introducing more innovative solutions for its contract customers that are designed to cater for their voice and data needs.”

[Source – MTN]

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