Data is expensive, so are calls and Cell C’s latest UltraBonus tariff might help ease those expenses.

From today (19th July) Cell C customers can switch to the UltraBonus tariff plan which will give you triple the value on any recharge amount.

That means that if you recharge with R50 you will get R150 in value.

Here’s how it works.

The R50 you buy will let you call to any network, send SMS, purchase bundles and everything else you usually use airtime for. Then an additional R50 will be reserved for calls to any network, data and SMS while the final R50 will be reserved for Cell C to Cell C calls, data and SMS.

Note, you can’t use that extra airtime to buy bundles but you could surf the net with that extra data and keep your data bundle safe until you need it.

The catch is that the extra airtime you get is only valid for 24 hours. However, you could recharge with the lowest amount possible to extend that period. So for instance, you could buy R50 airtime today and R5 airtime tomorrow and still be able to use the extra R100 in value you bought today.

“We want to bring value to South Africans who are feeling the pinch of the increased cost of living. We decided to launch UltraBonus as our default prepaid tariff plan and believe this will go a long way in making the cost to stay connected more affordable. With all this great value, we believe our customers will be able to further stretch their hard-earned rands,” Cell C chief commercial officer Junaid Munshi said in a statement.

To switch to the UltraBonus tariff plan dial *108# from your Cell C powered handset (prepaid users only) and select UltraBonus as your new tariff plan.

The rates for the UltraBonus tariff plan follow on below.

Data R1,75 (per MB)
Voice calls (to any local network at any time) R1,75 (per minute – billed per-second)
SMS (to any local network at any time) R0,50
MMS R0,50
International SMS R1,74
International calls As per international calling rates
International roaming As per country and individual network rates