Telkom Mobile SA takes aim at data prices

In South Africa, Telkom Mobile unveiled a new range of data offerings intended as the best in-bundle rates in the market.

Attila Vitai, managing director of Telkom Mobile. (Image source: File)

The new SmartInternet and SmartInternet Saver postpaid data plans will be available from 21 April 2013.

Consumers can opt for a bundled offer that includes a device or for a SIM only option which can be used with their own device.

The plans come with an allocation of Telkom Mobile data, Telkom Mobile Night-Surfer data, LTE speeds in LTE coverage areas and access to free Wi-Fi at Telkom Mobile hot spots around the country.

Managing Director of Telkom Mobile, Mr Attila Vitai says, “Owning the widest spectrum of radio frequencies allows Telkom Mobile to have the largest network capacity in the country. The extensive spectrum uniquely positions Telkom Mobile to offer large data bundles for high data users.”

He added that the company’s unique network build enables data packages that offer better quality connections and less congestion. “The company’s growing 3G, all-IP network provides consistent, high quality services that users demand.”

“We have also extended our successful data promotions. The prepaid promotions have proved popular with those who want great control over their data use,” says Vitai. These include the 60GB + 60GB, 10GB + 10GB (post-paid) and 2GB + 1 GB data bundles.

Customers will also be able to buy once-off or recurring internet data bundles for use on Telkom Mobile or all mobile networks. The internet bundles can be purchased from:

·        8ta Flagship stores and Telkom Direct Stores

·        Self Service Portal

·        USSD (*180#)

·        IVR (081 180/183)

“Telkom Mobile will bring more new and different data products to the market over the next few weeks. We’re especially looking forward to offering products based on LTE and Wi-Fi technologies in an innovative way that solves real needs of customers,” concludes Vitai.

Staff Writer