Comparing Data prices between Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and 8ta– is the price war declared a draw ?

Cell C has announced another data cut which will run until the 30th June. In this new data cut Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig has said that Cell C “is determined to continue offering the best value products available to data users in the South African mobile market”.

So is Cell C new data rate the best promotion in the market ?

Not so much.

In fact, it seems like the price wars between the networks is coming to a draw.

When I compare the data prices across Cell C, MTN and Vodacom the 500MB, 1GB and 2GB prices are exactly the same.  The variances only occurs in the high-end data consumption contracts. 8ta has slightly different data packages.

Here is a Data comparison between Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and 8ta:

The Cell C  promotion rates:

500MB for R39 per month, 1GB for R69 per month, 2GB for R99 per month. No modem or router expect for the 2GB package.

Cell C data promo

MTN promotion rates:

500MB for R39 per month, 1GB for R69 per month, 2GB for R99 per month.

MTN promo data rate

In fact on MTN is including a router or a modem with each of their bundled Internet packages and not just a SIM card.

If you look at the top end, for R899 on MTN you get an “Uncapped” account compared to Cell C that gives you 20GB of data.

Vodacom promotion rates:

With the current Vodacom price plans you also get 500MB of data for R39 per month, 1GB for R69 and 2GB for R99.  You will need to “Add a data modem to the price below as an optional extra”

Vodacom promo data rate

8ta data rates:

8ta is the only “odd one out” – 750MB of data for R88 per month, 1.5GB for R148 per month, 3GB for R248 per month. All including a modem.  There is currently a promotion running for 20GB of data for R299 per month.

8ta promo data rate

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