Telecommunication giant, MTN, on Thursday, announced it has slashed its out-of-bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75 percent for prepaid customers.
As per the new OOB pricing, prepaid customers who are not making use of data bundles currently will pay 29c per megabyte for their internet usage, while those who do purchase data bundles will be required to pay 49c per megabyte for their OOB data usage, reported My Broadband.
According to MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer, Godfrey Motsa, the telecommunication company has been constantly reducing the cost to communicate in recent years. He added that this time MTN wants to do more for its customers by tackling the issue of OOB pricing.
Furthermore, the mobile operator is also doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the month of February and March. The MTN Double Your Bundle promotion rewards prepaid customers with 100 percent free value when they purchase certain voice and data bundles by dialing *142#. They will be presented with three offers. If they pick the 500 MB bundle, they will get another 500 MB. There are voice offers, too.
“The MTN Double Your Bundle promotion gives our customers the ability to stay connected longer and for less,” said Mapula Bodibe, Executive for MTN SA’s Consumer Business.
The bundles are available on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Discounted offers are individually tailored for each customer. To qualify, customers need to recharge airtime and buy either data bundles or voice bundles via*142#. They can choose option 1 for Double Voice, or option 2 for Double Data purchases. The promotion is only available on *142#.
As MTN has a huge subscriber base, both the OOB pricing and the Double Your Bundle promotion will be phased out over a seven day period, starting January 31.