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.