Vodacom to hike prices

Vodacom has announced that it will implement a below-inflation average price increase on selected packages on 1 April 2019.

No specific details on the price increases were provided, and the announcement was made as part of a statement on new out-of-bundle (OOB) data rates.

A number of tariff changes will be made to Vodacom’s packages to align with ICASA’s End-User and Subscriber Service Charter regulations which take effect from 28 February 2019.

The company said these changes would include an OOB rate reduction of up to 70%, in addition to revised data rollover mechanisms.

Vodacom will lower its out-of-bundle rates from R0.99 per MB for prepaid customers and R0.89 for hybrid and contract customers to R0.49 per MB across the board.

Additionally, customers who sign up for Vodacom’s new Data Refill feature will have an effective OOB rate of R0.30 per MB once their bundle is depleted.

These changes will come into effect on 1 March 2019.

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