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Vodacom makes international connections more affordable

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

JOHANNESBURG, 31 AUGUST 2011 - From 5 September 2011, Vodacom will be extending its reduced rate Super Saver and Vodafone Passport products to many more countries. It will also introduce International Voice Bundles for all customers at a flat fee for all countries.

Vodacom's current Super Saver data rates enable Vodacom contract customers to automatically qualify for reduced data roaming rates in countries where Vodacom or Vodafone has partner networks. Super Saver users qualify for a standard rate of R17.50 per MB when roaming in these countries. Vodacom has now extended the Super Saver data rate from 40 countries to 69 countries.

Vodacom has also enhanced its current Vodafone Passport offer which allows international roamers to make calls at South African call rates to other countries. This means, that Vodacom has now increased the footprint of countries where Vodafone Passport is available, from 16 countries to 64 countries. For example, a customer on a Talk 500 package who has not activated Vodacom Passport, who makes a 5 minute call to South Africa while roaming abroad, would normally pay R115 for the call. If this customer activates Vodacom Passport, the customer will only pay R25.20 for the same call, resulting in a 78% saving. 

Portia Maurice, Vodacom's Chief Offer of Corporate Affairs said, "The world is a global village and we have to find ways to make connectivity while travelling more affordable and the experience a more convenient and predictable one. We are also constantly negotiating with international networks to bring roaming rates down for our customers but we heavily depend on them in this regard."

Vodacom is also launching International Voice Bundles which will allow all Vodacom customers to make international calls from South Africa at reduced rates. With Vodacom's International Voice Bundles, international voice tariffs will be as low as R2.49 per minute.

From 5 September 2011, customers can opt in for International Voice Bundles by

 Contract Type Opt-in method
Call Service Provider:
 Vodacom Service Provider Company - 082 111 (Individuals) or 082 1940 (Corporate customers)
 Autopage Cellular - 0860 23 24 24/ (011) 650 5111
 Nashua Mobile - 0861 412 412
Dial *111# and select the ‘International Voice Bundles’ option from the ‘Bundle Purchases’ menu.
 Top Up 
Call Service Provider.
Dial *111# and select the ‘International Voice Bundles’ option from the ‘Bundle Purchases’ menu.
 All customers 

Send an SMS to 31050 with the following  key words:

Bundle SizeBundle CostOnce- off bundle KeywordMonth to month bundle keyword
100R 270IVBA6IVBR6
150R 399IVBA7IVBR7
300R 780IVBA8IVBR8
400R 996IVBA9IVBR9  and follow these steps: Login to your account, click on ‘My Services’, click on ‘Voice’ and click on ‘Once-off’ or  ‘Month to Month’ International Voice Bundles.

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