Monday marks the end of the long-running free WhatsApp promotion that Cell C has had going on and from 1st September, a new deal will kick into place.

The mobile network has announced that customers will be able to purchase a R5 per month bundle created exclusively for WhatsApp, that will allow fair usage of up to 1GB data.

The bundle will be a permanent feature and will have no limits as to what you can send or receive on the instant messaging service.

Like with normal data bundles, you can either purchase it on a once-off or recurring basis. The WhatsApp bundle will be valid for 30 days at a time.

In June, free WhatsApp was extended until the end of August. The firm’s free Facebook promo also ends on Monday, although customers will be able to carry on accessing a version of Facebook for nothing through Cell C’s partnership with