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Vodacom increases its contract prices

By Staff Writer
Vodacom will be increasing its contract prices from 1 May 2015. In a statement sent this week, Vodacom said: “Vodacom will be increasing the subscription fees on selected contract price plans. Changes apply to Vodacom Smart, uChoose Smart, uChoose Flexi, Top Up and Mobile Broadband packages.
 
“The price changes are applicable to existing Vodacom customers on these price plans as well as new customers.”
 
According to reports, Vodacom has had to increase its charges due to the average effective price of voice and data on the service provider’s network has dropped by about 50% over the course of the last two years.
 
Vodacom said in a statement that this kind of drop “is unprecedented” and that it contrasts with the investment increases that that it has experienced over the past four years.
 
The company added: "On top of this, mobile termination rate cuts have had a major impact on our revenue, and costs meanwhile have increased due to among other things electricity supply issues. Given the squeeze from both sides, we have had to review our tariff structures in tandem with implementing cost reduction programmes within the company.
 
"Our expectation is that the average effective price per unit of both voice and data will continue to come down, making services more accessible, but that as individual customers consume more voice and data that their overall spend will either be flat or increase."
 
The fees
 
Smart
Price Plan CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
Smart Light* R135 R139
Smart S R199 R209
Smart M R299 R319
Smart L R499 R529
Smart XL R699 R739
*SIM ONLY rates not applicable
 
uChoose Smart
Price Plan CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
uChoose Smart S R219 R229
uChoose Smart M R329 R349
uChoose Smart L R549 R579
uChoose Smart XL R769 R809
 
uChoose Flexi
CURRENT
Price Plan
NEW
Price Plan Name
 
CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
monthly airtime allocation
uChoose Flexi 50 uChoose Flexi 55 R49 R55 R55
uChoose Flexi 110 uChoose Flexi 110 R99 R110 R110
 
Top Up
CURRENT
Price Plan
(including month to month)
NEW
Price Plan Name
(including month to month)
CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
monthly airtime allocation
Top Up 135 Top Up 140 R 135 R 140 R 140
Top Up 135 S Top Up 140 S R 135 R 140 R 140
Top Up 199 Vodacom 4 Less Top Up 200 Vodacom 4 Less R 199 R 200 R 200
Top Up 275 S Top Up 285 S R 275 R 285 R 285
Top Up 315 Top Up 335 R 315 R 335 R 335
Top Up 315 S Top Up 335 S R 315 R 335 R 335
Top Up 49 S Top Up 55 S R 49 R 55 R 55
Top Up 590 S Top Up 625 S R 590 R 625 R 625
Top Up 75 S Top Up 80 S R 75 R 80 R 80
Top Up 99 Vodacom 4 Less Top Up 110 Vodacom 4 Less R 99 R 110 R 110
 
Mobile Broadband Top Up & contract (24 month)
Price Plan CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
500MB R39 R45
1GB R69 R75
2GB R99 R109
 
Mobile Broadband Top Up & contract (12 month)
Price Plan CURRENT
Subscription incl. VAT
NEW
Subscription incl. VAT
500MB R49 R55
1GB R79 R85
2GB R139 R149
 
Source: Vodacom

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