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MTN Spend R6, get R120 free airtime

MTN has announced a new month-end promotion offering prepaid and top-up customers R120 free airtime for the rest of the day after using a minimum of R6 on the network.

The promotion is valid for the last week of July (25–29 July 2014), and requires subscribers to opt in by dialling *130*500#.

It is not the first time MTN has run a promotion like this, offering R60 free airtime per day after spending R6 from 21 June to 30 June 2014.

Inclusive value on Top Up contracts do not count towards the R6 spend needed, MTN said.

Once you’ve received the bonus airtime, you can spend it before the end of that day in the following ways:

MTN-to-MTN calls: R2.00 per minute billed per second

MTN-to-MTN SMS: R0.50 per message

Internet (non-roaming): R2.00 per Megabyte

The promotion is set to end at 23:59 on 29 July 2014.

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MTN has launched MTN Pulse at 29c/min

MTN has launched MTN Pulse, an exciting prepaid price plan aimed at the youth market, that enables customers who are subscribed on the plan to call each other at 29 cents a minute.

The first 60 seconds of the first call of the day is charged at 79c/min, thereafter a 29c/min rate applies for the rest of the day for all MTN Pulse to MTN Pulse calls.

Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa, says MTN Pulse is tailored for the customer on the lookout for value.

"MTN Pulse is a culmination of insight gathering we had undertaken into our youth market, we know they demand customised products and solutions that they can identify with," says Annetts.

Non MTN Pulse local calls on-net (MTN) will be charged at 79c/min. Off-net calls are charged at R1.20. Any prepaid customer can join the Pulse community by simply dialing *141*4*6#.

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Cheapest Pre-paid call rates compared: Cell C vs MTN vs Telkom Mobile vs Vodacom

South African three prominent mobile operators endless mobile was begins again between Cell C , MTN , Telkom Mobile and Vodacom.    

Cell C slashes prepaid, contract prices

Cell C announced that it will be reducing its pre-paid call rate to 66c per minute, on pure per second billing, from 1 July 2014.

The new 66c per minute rate is available until 30 September, depending on the outcome of the Mobile Termination Rate Review.

The company’s 99c packages are still available, and Cell C highlighted that they “still provide excellent value to customers who recharge and receive Supacharge benefits”. Supacharge benefits are not available on the new 66c per minute product.

Cell C also launched three new ChatMore contract products with a call rate of 79c per minute on pure per second billing.

Vodacom 79c prepaid promo

A promotional prepaid price plan from Vodacom which offers a 79c per minute call rate is set to become available at 00:01 on 1 May 2014.

For the moment, Vodacom’s 79c per minute prepaid price plan is set to run until 14 July 2014, and is subject to a specific set of terms and conditions.

The core features of the promotion are as follows:

  • Local call rate (any network, any time): R0.79 per minute (billed per second)
  • SMS: R0.50
  • SMS to Telkom landlines: R0.90
  • MMS (300KB or less): R0.80 per MMS
  • International SMS: R1.74/SMS all day

MTN 79c per minute prepaid call rate made permanent

MTN announced in a press statement on Thursday evening (24 April 2014) that its previously promotional call rate of 79c/minute on its Pay Per Second prepaid price plan will soon be permanent.

Those who wish to remain on MTN’s Zone Per Second, Muziq, or discontinued Call Per Second prepaid price plans can get the 79c/minute rate by buying an MTN PayAsYouGo voice bundle, the network said.

In addition to its existing R7, R12, and R17 bundles, MTN has introduced a R35 bundle. Each bundle only lasts a few days, and offers some SMS messages, data, and on-network minutes in addition to the 79c/minute call rate.

Telkom Mobile 29c per minute SIM-Sonke deal

Telkom Mobile has launched its SIM-Sonke pre-paid tariff plan, offering subscribers a 29c/min call rate (per-second billing) to other Telkom Mobile users, and 75c/minute to other networks (per-second billing).

SIM-Sonke also carries a data rate of 29c/MB

Pre-paid call rates compared

Operator Package On-net calls Off-net calls
Cell C Prepaid 66c 66c
Telkom Mobile Sim-Sonke 29c 75c
MTN Pay Per Second 79c 79c
Vodacom Prepaid 79c 79c 79c
Cell C 99c for real 99c 99c
Telkom Mobile Telkom More R1.90 R1.90
Vodacom Anytime Per Second R1.20 R1.20
Vodacom Vodacom 4 Less R2.60 R2.89
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Free WiFi for Cape Town Metrorail trains

Metrorail in the Western Cape is rolling out free Wi-Fi internet access at train stations, starting with Cape Town Station – with plans to push connectivity onto the trains themselves.

According to a report in the Cape Times, this forms part of a greater turnaround strategy for the company.

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AIC - African Independent Congress Website has been suspended

The African Independent Congress (AIC) is a minor political party in South Africa. It was founded on 12 December 2005 in the Matatiele locality in protest against the inclusion of the area in the Eastern Cape by the African National Congress government, rather than KwaZulu-Natal.

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