Telkom rolls out new mobile data plans starting at R40 for 1GB

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Yesterday Telkom revealed some revised pricing for its fixed-LTE offerings, and now the service provider is giving its mobile data packages an overhaul too.

The company explains that its mobile data offerings are designed specifically with consumers “on-the-go” in mind, with it also distinguishing these packages from the SmartBroadband ones that were recently announced.

“The main difference between the new Mobile Data plans and the existing SmartBroadband Wireless plans is that the Mobile Data plans allow for data usage on both the Telkom and Roaming partner network, whereas the SmartBroadband Wireless (LTE) plans only allow for data usage on the Telkom mobile network,” the service provider notes.

As for the new mobile data packages themselves, Telkom has listed them as follows:

Product Name (Post paid / Top-Up) SIM Only Price Incl VAT Anytime Inclusive Data
(Telkom and Roaming partner network)
Night Surfer Data (Telkom Mobile network
12AM – 7AM)
Mobile Data 1GB R40 1GB 1GB
Mobile Data 2GB R60 2GB 2GB
Mobile Data 4GB R100 4GB 4GB
Mobile Data 6GB R129 6GB 6GB
Mobile Data 10GB R200 10GB 10GB
Mobile Data 14GB R259 14GB 14GB
Mobile Data 20GB R355 20GB 20GB

With all new pricing offers, there are a few things to take note of, and Telkom has mentioned a few elements that local consumers should be aware of.

  • The Inclusive Anytime data can be used on both the Telkom and roaming partner network Vodacom.
  • The inclusive data on mobile data plans has a validity period of two calendar months. Unused inclusive data will be depleted first before the new monthly data allocation starts being utilised.
  • The Night Surfer data will only work on the Telkom network (between 12:00 am to 07:00 am), is valid for one calendar month, does not rollover, and is not transferrable as this is promotional data.
  • An out-of-bundle rate of R0.30 per MB applies.
  • Data transfer functionality will also be available on the mobile data plans. Data transfer is free and there will not be any costs associated with the transfer of data.

With the service provider’s new fixed-LTE offerings looking quite tempting, the new mobile data ones should also appeal to some cost-savvy consumers out there.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.