Afrihost, which earlier this year introduced aggressively priced mobile broadband offerings in partnership with network operator MTN, has effectively cut the price of mobile data in half until the end of February next year.
The move appears to be a reaction to MWeb’s decision to introduce aggressively priced mobile tariffs of its own, through a partnership agreement with Cell C. The MWeb products, which were launched on 1 November, offer consumers 2GB of data for R89/month on a 12-month contract, for example, or R79 for existing MWeb customers who can cancel with one month’s notice.
Now, Afrihost has announced that it is offering double the data on its mobile products until end-February 2014, beginning 1 December.
“Any client on a standard package will receive double their data allocation for the same price,” the company says. “A client who previously had a 1GB package for R99/month, for example, will now receive 1GB plus 1GB free for the same price.”
That means the effective per-gigabyte price has been reduced to R49,50 until the end of February, when Afrihost says it will review the special offer.
Afrihost is also introducing three new packages, also with doubled data, in the 5GB, 7GB and 10GB tiers. These cost R297, R397 and R497 per month respectively for 10GB, 14GB and 20GB of data per month until the end of February, or whenever the special deal ends. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media