Virgin Mobile offers free data and WhatsApp to new customers

January 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

Get free data and WhatsApp with Virgin Mobile

Get free data and WhatsApp with Virgin Mobile.

Virgin Mobile has announced the launch of its Data Boost promotion, which will see new subscribers rewarded with free data, on-net calls and WhatsApp when they recharge on the network. This promotion is the latest attempt of a telecommunications company in South Africa offering data rewards to combat the #DataMustFall campaign, which looks to drive down the exorbitant price of data in South Africa.

“All you need to do is grab a free SIM card, RICA it, recharge with R50, R100, or R200, and you will get the equivalent amount of airtime, free V2V calls, free WhatsApp and the equivalent amount of data for 3 months,” said Virgin Mobile.

How it works
The Data Boost promotion will kick in when a new customer recharges with the qualifying airtime amount, they will then receive the first month’s data allocation. The customer will then receive the same amount of qualifying data automatically on the same date for the next two months.

The Data Boost promotion is only available to new subscribers, and will run until 31 March 2018.

Virgin Mobile Data Boost
Recharge Value = Equivalent Airtime + Bonus Data + Voice + WhatsApp
R0 – R9 R0 – R9 N/A N/A N/A
R10 – R49 R10 – R49 N/A Free V2V Free
R50 – R99 R50 – R99 50MB x 3 months Free V2V Free
R100 – R199 R100 – R199 100MB x 3 months Free V2V Free
R200+ R200+ 300MB x 3 months Free V2V Free

By Dean Workman
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