MTN South Africa Slashes Data Rates

MTN South Africa has with reduced its data rates as the country’s operators fight for a piece of the piece of the data market in the country.

With immediate effect 500MB data bundle will retail at at R49 from a previous high of R189 (Ksh 1,900) monthly in a two year contract. The offer is bundled with a 14.4Mbps MTN F@stlink E352 modem.

This is competitive considering that the same bundle of 500 meg goes for R 149(Ksh 1,500) and R69 (Ksh 700) at Cell C while 8ta has only a 650MB data bundle which retails at R150 (1,500) per month.

South Africa has close to 30 million mobile subscribers.

Written by Robert

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