MTN Reduces Prepaid Out Of Bundle Rates

MTN has decreased its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by 75% for prepaid customers.

The telecoms giant said that prepaid customers who are not making use of data bundles will now pay only 29 cents per megabyte for their data usage, while customers that buy data bundles will pay 49 cents per megabyte for their OOB data usage.

New subscribers that have just activated their SIM cards, users that have ported to MTN, along with active MTN customers that have moved from contract or hybrid packages to prepaid, will all be charged the 29 cents rate.

MTN said that this rate would only change when they started making use of data bundles.
Because of the size of MTN’s subscriber base, the solution will be rolled out to pre-paid customers over seven days starting on the 31st of January.

MTN South Africa’s CEO, Godfrey Motsa said that the telecoms operator has consistently been decreasing the cost to communicate in recent years, but also wanted to do more for its customers. He said that by taking on the issue of OOB pricing, MTN is addressing a pain point for millions of South Africans that support the firm.
Motsa said that the imminent release of spectrum was a key milestone in South Africa’s telecommunications history and was a big reason for optimism.
He said that more spectrum would be a crucial contributor to helping in driving down the cost to communicate and by cutting its OOB pricing, MTN was showing its commitment to its customers and to the future of the industry.

In addition to the decreased OOB pricing, MTN revealed that it would be doubling selected prepaid subscribers’ data and voice bundles for the whole of February and March.

The bundles are available in daily, weekly and monthly options.

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