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MTN also announces 33 per cent decrease in 1GB monthly data #DataIsFalling

JOBURG – Some Twitter users asked for even more price cuts in data, saying mobile data is still expensive.

Network service provider MTN has announced that they will be decreasing their data pricing as per engagements with the Competition Commission.

MTN tweeted, “The first solution, that will be implemented as of 20 April 2020, is price reductions of up to 50 per cent on all 30-day data bundles below 1GB, and a 33 per cent reduction on our 1GB monthly data bundle. These options will be available to customers via *135# and the new MTN app.”

Vodacom made a similar agreement earlier this month by decreasing their data prices by at least 30 per cent, with both competitors set to charge R99 for 1GB monthly data.

As per the announcement by Vodacom, Twitter users were not impressed by the decrease, saying it was not enough, as the charges are still quite expensive compared to other markets in the developing world.Β 

Some Twitter users proposed even lower data prices.

https://twitter.com/_JustGaz/status/1240946660680876032

Others were pleased with the announcement and the work the Competition Commission has done to reduce data prices.

https://twitter.com/Bucsworldwide/status/1240934784894930946

Related articles:

#DataIsFalling Competition Commisson announces Vodacom will reduce data prices by 30 per cent

https://rosebankkillarneygazette.co.za/248002/cellphone-service-provider-comply-icasas-new-data-regulations/

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