Yesterday Telkom revealed some revised pricing for its fixed-LTE offerings, and now the service provider is giving its mobile data packages an overhaul too.
The company explains that its mobile data offerings are designed specifically with consumers “on-the-go” in mind, with it also distinguishing these packages from the SmartBroadband ones that were recently announced.
“The main difference between the new Mobile Data plans and the existing SmartBroadband Wireless plans is that the Mobile Data plans allow for data usage on both the Telkom and Roaming partner network, whereas the SmartBroadband Wireless (LTE) plans only allow for data usage on the Telkom mobile network,” the service provider notes.
As for the new mobile data packages themselves, Telkom has listed them as follows:
|Product Name (Post paid / Top-Up)||SIM Only Price Incl VAT||Anytime Inclusive Data
(Telkom and Roaming partner network)
|Night Surfer Data (Telkom Mobile network
12AM – 7AM)
|Mobile Data 1GB||R40||1GB||1GB|
|Mobile Data 2GB||R60||2GB||2GB|
|Mobile Data 4GB||R100||4GB||4GB|
|Mobile Data 6GB||R129||6GB||6GB|
|Mobile Data 10GB||R200||10GB||10GB|
|Mobile Data 14GB||R259||14GB||14GB|
|Mobile Data 20GB||R355||20GB||20GB|
With all new pricing offers, there are a few things to take note of, and Telkom has mentioned a few elements that local consumers should be aware of.
- The Inclusive Anytime data can be used on both the Telkom and roaming partner network Vodacom.
- The inclusive data on mobile data plans has a validity period of two calendar months. Unused inclusive data will be depleted first before the new monthly data allocation starts being utilised.
- The Night Surfer data will only work on the Telkom network (between 12:00 am to 07:00 am), is valid for one calendar month, does not rollover, and is not transferrable as this is promotional data.
- An out-of-bundle rate of R0.30 per MB applies.
- Data transfer functionality will also be available on the mobile data plans. Data transfer is free and there will not be any costs associated with the transfer of data.
With the service provider’s new fixed-LTE offerings looking quite tempting, the new mobile data ones should also appeal to some cost-savvy consumers out there.