In contrast, MTN’s data bundles cost including pricing 1GB at R289 and 2GB at R389. Its R50 per day data offering is subject to a soft cap at 128kbps once you hit the “fair use” limit of 150MB of data usage. MTN’s speeds run to 7.2Mbit/s (please correct me if I am wrong here) if you are in a good coverage area under a base station.
I am probably out on some of the specifics of MTN’s data offerings but the Cell C pricing still puts MTN (and probably Vodacom) to shame. Granted Cell C’s speeds are only available in PE and we may not see sustained data transfers quite at those speeds once the service rolls out across the country but even data at R42/GB at usual 3G speeds is a pretty good deal! It begins to put fixed line providers under a little pressure, certainly the mobile providers. It also changes the dynamics of the local broadband market.