The cellular giant will provide free data to access essential services through Vodacom’s zero-platform ConnectU with immediate effect. The value of these initiatives will total around R2.7 billion over the next year.
Vodacom’s various 30-day data bundle prices will be cut across all of its channels by up to 40% as shown below, making it more affordable for its customers to connect during this time of crisis.
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Jorge Mendes, chief officer of Vodacom’s consumer business init, said: “Vodacom can play a critical role in supporting society during this challenging time, and we’re committed to doing whatever we can to help customers stay connected.”
The announcement comes amid calls for cellular brands to cut down data prices to mitigate coronavirus’ economic impact.
Early this week, MTN launched a 20MB daily data lifeline to help South Africans stay connected during the 21-day lockdown.
Available for free on a daily basis on the Ayoba app, it can be uses for text, video, audio and image sending and receiving.
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