By 7 November 2011 | Categories: news


The data pricing wars continue this week, as Vodacom announced a promotion which sees data costs for prepaid and Top Up customers reduced by 87%. This promotion introduces Vodacom’s lowest per megabyte prepaid mobile data price of 2.4c.

This data promotion launches today and will continue until 9 January 2012. The price reduction will apply to Broadband Advanced MyGig 20 prepaid and Top Up once-off data bundles, now priced at R499 (incl. VAT). The normal retail price of the My Gig 20 Advanced bundle is R3620 (incl. VAT), translating to a saving of R3121.

Customers interested in purchasing unlimited Broadband Advanced MyGig 20 promotional bundles can do so through the following Vodacom prepaid sales channels:
  • Dial *111#, free from a Vodacom cellphone and follow the prompts.
  • SMS “MyGig 20 Advanced” to 100.
  • Visit, click on ‘Sign in to My Account’ to register/login and follow the menu structure to purchase the promotional bundle.
  • Multiple bundles may be bought in one month.

All Broadband Advanced MyGig 20 prepaid and Top Up once-off promotional bundles purchased will be valid until the last day of the next month. So if a bundle is purchased in November 2011, it will be valid until 31 December 2011 and if the bundle is purchased in December 2011, it will be valid until 31 January 2012. Bundles purchased in January 2012 will be valid until 29 February 2012.

Chris Ross, managing executive for commercial development at Vodacom said: “Offering increased value to our customers is our top priority, which is why we’re excited to offer this significant data price reduction to our Prepaid and Top Up customers.  With this promotion, we are providing our customers great value for the festive season.”

In related news Vodacom together with its parent company Vodafone, have broken new ground by achieving the first ever 6-star Green Star SA rating for the Vodafone Innovation Centre building in Midrand, Johannesburg.


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