Vodacom introduces a 2c per second Prepaid rate across all networks
JOHANNESBURG, 26 MARCH 2013 - Vodacom Prepaid customers are set to pay a flat call rate of 2c per second on the new Anytime Per Second price plan, available from 26 March 2013. Vodacom's latest offer is a simple flat rate plan offering anytime calling to any network across South Africa.
By selecting the new Anytime Per Second price plan, Vodacom customers will be able to enjoy a flat rate of R1.20 per minute. All calls will be billed per second and qualify for Free Night Shift: 60 minutes free calls between midnight and 5am for seven days with every recharge of R12 or more.
Speaking about the launch, Phil Patel, Chief Officer of Vodacom's Consumer Business Unit said: "When we launched Free4Sho we promised our customers a range of products and services that will offer guaranteed free benefits. Our first Free4sho offering was Daily Free Calls which enables customers to talk for as long as they want. We are now taking it a step further by launching a new Price Plan called Anytime Per Second for customers who make shorter calls and want the simplicity of an anytime, any network rate of just 2c per second. All of our 24.7 million Prepaid customers are different and what we are now providing is better choice with three very simple offers choose from."
Anytime Per Second
Daily Free Calls
Customers who make short calls
Customers who make longer calls
Customers who want discounted rates all day
Benefit and Rates
Customers pay 2 cents per second on all calls and get Free Night Shift with every recharge of R12 or more.
Customers pay for only 3 minutes and get the next 57 minutes free; applies to every Vodacom to Vodacom call, any time, any day.
Customers get random discounts of up to 100% off on calls. Discounts are made all day, 7 days a week. Discounts depend on the time of day and location. Customers also get Free Night Shift with every recharge of R12 or more.
Calls are charged at R1,20 per minute to any network anytime and billed per second.
Calls are charged at R1, 20 per minute to any network, anytime and billed per minute.
All calls are discounted up to 100% and billed per second.
Prepaid customers can change from their current price plan to any of the price plans above by dialling *111#, select FreeChange and follow prompts or they can call 1181 direct from their Vodacom cellphones and follow the prompts.
For further information about new Prepaid price plan, customers can visit http://www.vodacom.co.za/personal/phonesandpackages/prepaidplans or they can contact customer care on 111 free direct from a Vodacom cellphone.
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These are scams commonly known as 'phishing' and all Vodacom customers should take note of the following before responding to an email from a site asking for personal information.
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