rain launches new 4G mobile network and all-in-one product

  • rain has announced an expansion in the coverage of its 4G network, which now caters to all of SA.
  • The telecommunications service provider has also rolled out a new product offering called rainOne.
  • rainOne features unlimited 5G home WiFi, plus free monthly calls and data for two phones.

rain made a significant announcement this week by launching an updated version of its 4G mobile network that now offers nationwide coverage in South Africa.

The new 4G mobile network comes off the back of a spectrum auction in 2022, allowing the telecommunications service provider to now offer a more robust product to local customers.

“After acquiring spectrum in the 2022 auction, rain is overlaying its existing 4G network with a new layer which provides for more comprehensive reach. This has now positioned rain to enter the market as a full mobile network operator, thus becoming the fourth telco after Vodacom, MTN and Telkom, with a network that offers national coverage in voice, SMS and data,” it explained in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“rain’s 4G and 5G networks are highly efficient, providing seamless, plug and play 5G streaming and now high definition 4G voice calls. And because they don’t have to maintain legacy 2G and 3G networks, rain is more cost effective and therefore able to offer significant value to the end user,” it added.

Along with the new 4G mobile network, the company has revealed a new all-encompassing offering called rainOne, which combines its home and phone offerings into one package and one monthly bill.

The company says rainOne includes unlimited 5G home WiFi, plus free monthly calls and data for two smartphones, each with 2GB of free data and 60 minutes of free voice calls every month. This new offering starts from R559 per month, with contracts being month-to-month.

“Customer’s with rainOne will be able to seamlessly port their existing number and use rain mobile as their primary SIM, with national 4G mobile coverage,” the company continued.

rain says its existing 5G customers can also upgrade to rainOne for the same price as their current plans, while gain access to the same mobile SIM, free monthly calls, and data for two phones benefits, at no extra cost.

“Now customers have another option for mobile services from a provider that has already established a strong reputation in the home internet market. The expansion of rain’s network, both in terms of 5G coverage and spectrum acquisition, indicates that we are serious about being a major player in the mobile market as well,” noted Brandon Leigh, CEO of rain, regarding the new network and offering.


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