Telkom has decided to revise its LTE pricing across the board. The local network revealed the new pricing earlier, highlight the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution as a key reason for the change.
“As consumers navigate the ever-changing digital world – and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – their needs and expectations change accordingly. Telkom has always pride itself on listening to consumers and keeping them in mind when advancing products and services,” Telkom explains.
“In keeping with this approach, Telkom has revisited all its LTE offers – both post and pre-paid – in the name of flexibility, value – and most importantly – customer needs,” it adds.
While we’re still on the fence as to whether 4IR is linked to the pricing changes, they are welcome all the same.
As for the changes, Telkom’s entire postpaid suite has been reworked to include new entry-level 10GB and 20GB bundles, as well as SIM-only and Top-Up offers being available for customers who already have an LTE router, along 24-month contract options should an LTE router be required.
Similar entry-level 10GB and 20GB options have also been added to the prepaid options, with Telkom noting that the new SIM-only offers, the SmartBroadband Wireless Data offer, will comprise of post-paid and Top-Up options.
The revised SIM-only LTE pricing from Telkom is as follows:
|Description||Pricing||Anytime Data||Night Surfer Data||Validity Period|
|SmartBroadband 5GB Wireless||R59||5GB||5GB||1 Month both Anytime & Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 10GB Wireless||R99||10GB||10GB||1 Month both Anytime & Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 20GB Wireless||R199||20GB||20GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 40GB Wireless||R299||40GB||40GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 60GB Wireless||R399||60GB||60GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 80GB Wireless||R499||80GB||80GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 120GB Wireless||R699||120GB||120GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
|SmartBroadband 220GB Wireless||R999||220GB||220GB||2 Months for Anytime & 1 Month for Night Surfer Data|
Moving to the prepaid offerings, Telkom explains that in order to get one of the options, consumers will need to purchase a Telkom Prepaid SIM, migrate to the SmartBroadband Prepaid tariff and purchase a once-off prepaid LTE bundle.
The pricing for the prepaid LTE options is as follows:
|LTE/LTE-A Once-Off||Anytime Data||Night Surfer Data 31 Days Validity||Price|
|5GB + 5GB||5GB (31 Days validity)||5GB||R99|
|10GB + 10GB||10GB (31 Days validity)||10GB||R149|
|20GB + 20GB||20GB (61 Days validity)||20GB||R249|
|40GB + 40GB||40GB (61 Days validity)||40GB||R359|
|60GB + 60GB||60GB (61 Days validity)||60GB||R459|
|80GB + 80GB||80GB (61 Days validity)||80GB||R559|
|120GB + 120GB||120GB (61 Days validity)||120GB||R759|
|220GB + 220GB||220GB (61 Days validity||220GB||R1 059|
4IR speak aside, if you are looking at some new LTE data options, some of the revised offerings from Telkom are well worth checking out.