South African service provider MTN has released its revised pricing for its data bundle cuts. It has also launched its free daily data service.
The revised pricing for its sub-1GB 30-day prepaid data bundles and its free 20MB free Daily Lifeline service have been released.
Data prices in South Africa have long been criticised for being unreasonably high in comparison to other countries. The Competition Commission has ruled that service provider giants must reduce their prices.
The agreement includes reduced data prices, daily lifeline of free data to customers and free access to public benefit organisations.
According to MyBroadband, MTN CEO Godfrey Motsa stated that the sub-1GB 30-day data bundles has been reduced by up to 50%.
Other larger bundles have also been subjected to better volume and pricing.
20MB and 50MB bundles have doubled in volume, from 20MB to 40MB and from 50MB to 100MB. The prices will however stay at R10 and R20 respectively.
MTN’s 1GB data bundle price has been cut from R149 to R99, while the price of a 1.5GB bundle has been reduced from R189 to R149.
MTN’s new prepaid data prices can be accessed here.