Cell C extends double data bundles and adds new service for those stuck without airtime

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South Africans on the Cell C network will be pleased to learn that the carrier is extending its All-in-One double data offering until next week.

A couple of weeks back Cell C announced it would double the amount of data its customers could purchase for its 1MB, 12MB, 300MB, 120MB, 300MB, 1GB and 2.5GB bundles.

The offer was valid until 7th April but it has now been extended until 17th April.

Description All-In-One 30MB All-In-One 120MB All-In-One 300MB All-In-One 1GB All-In-One 2.5GB
Bundle Fee incl. VAT R5.00 R15.00 R35.00 R95.00 R195.00
Validity Period (days) 1 14 30 30 30
Data (MB) Was: 30


Was: 120

Now: 240

Was: 300

Now: 600

Was: 1GB
Now: 2GB
Was: 2.5GB

Now: 5GB

On-net Minutes 30 300 600 900 900
Any-net Minutes 5 10 20 45 90


Cell C fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers on the Vumatel, SADV and Frogfoot networks will also note their line speed doubling as from 1st April.

This increased line speed will be in effect for two months before customers are returned to their original speed.

Cell C has also, in partnership with Starlogik, launched StarCALL. The services is being billed as a free ping/missed call service that customers can make use of even when they are out of airtime.

Simply put a Cell C customer without airtime can dial * followed by the number they wish to ping or missed call.

The call is then routed to Starlogik’s virtual switch and the number is pinged/miss called.

“The problem of zero-balance unconnected users is a world-wide problem affecting billions of people. These voiceless markets are excluded from being able to communicate with loved ones or in times of emergencies,” Cell C chief executive officer, Douglas Craigie Stevenson, said in a statement.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.