With a distinct lack of April Fool’s Day pranks you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s still March.

Thankfully the calendar has changed and today is the first day of April. Along with the cooler, Autumn weather, Vodacom revealed its new pricing for data bundles.

While the company is touting the fact it slashed data prices “by up to 40%”, that 40 percent haircut appears to only relate to the 50MB 30-day bundle.

The full pricing outline and reductions compared to previous prices follows on below.

30-day Data bundle New Price Change from old price
50MB R12 40 percent
150MB R29 33 percent
325MB R55 33 percent
500MB R79 21 percent
1GB R99 34 percent
3GB R229 23 percent
5GB R349 14 percent
10GB R469 22 percent
20GB R699 31 percent

Vodacom’s ConnectU platform also goes live today.

“It will provide content aimed at social development and offers a variety of essential services for free. Learners and students enrolled in schools and universities can access relevant information for free, with no data costs. The ConnectU portal includes a search engine linked to open sources such as Wikipedia and Wiktionary as well as free access to job portals; free educational content on the e-School platform; free health and wellness information and free access to Facebook Flex, the low data alternative to Facebook that enables customers to stay socially connected,” explained Vodacom.

The ConnectU platform can be accessed for free from a Vodacom SIM at connectu.vodacom.co.za.

“Today‚Äôs price cuts and free access to ConnectU will also assist South Africans during the national state of disaster while at the same time helping to drive greater digital inclusion,” said Vodacom consumer business unit chief officer, Jorge Mendes.