Vodacom adds new contract packages with more data
Vodacom South Africa has responded to drastic mobile price cuts from Telkom by quietly intruding a variety of new contract packages, reports Fin24. Vodacom's new packages will augment already-existing offerings and effectively offer more data and less SMS to existing Smart, Smart Top Up, and Red package customers.
Vodacom introduced a plus (+) package to almost all of its offerings, which saw a ZAR 40 increase in the cheapest package, while adding 300MB more and reducing the SMS allowance by 125 messages. The most expensive RED VIP + contract is priced at ZAR 100 more than the standard RED VIP but offers 5GB more.
Tariffic, a company that compares the price of mobile contract offerings by networks in the country, noted the inclusion of seven new additional contracts from the service provider. The most interesting part about the inclusion of the contracts is that Vodacom has introduced them without having done much advertising, Anthony Seeff, Tariffic CEO, told Fin24. Seeff added that the move came just three weeks after Telkom announced the launch of its FreeMe contracts, which include large data packages with free instant messaging and calls to other Telkom numbers. He added that not dropping tariff rates could have had an impact on the market-share of Vodacom and MTN.
Source: Telecompaper 16 August 2016