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MTN drops price of monthly Blackberry service from R59 per month to R29.95 per month
Posted by on Jul 6th, 2012

MTN has launched three new Blackberry plans to the South African market in hopes of attracting more users to their network. The cheapest plan on offercomes in at R14.95 per month and will allow users access to BBM and email, but no internet access. For users who have previously bought the R59/month subscription which included BBM, email and internet access MTN is now offering that at half the price or just R29.95 per month.

There is catch though since the internet service is capped at 25 MB.

Not sure how much internet browsing you can do with 25MB. Anyone know how much bandwidth Twitter and Facebook uses? Will the 25MB cover a months use?

“Mobile operator MTN has introduced three BlackBerry plans as it looks to capture a higher percentage of the smartphone market in SA.

Customers can choose plans starting at R14.95 per month that gives access to e-mail and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), but excludes unlimited internet access.

At a higher price point is a Social Plan for R19.95, allowing access to BlackBerry App World and social networks. Users are also allowed to browse the web and check e-mail.” [News24]

Still waiting for one of SA’s mobile operators to introduce a R59 a month data plan for iPhone.

July 07, 2012 at 8:22 am

Prices seem ok…BUT unless you know how much bandwidth being online actually costs the user…there is no way to say if this is good rates or not…

aqeel says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:22 am

I would like to say the airtime is cheap but goin on internet haibo

Justin says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:22 am

it’s not a price drop Savage… it’s a rip off; R59 is STILL cheaper if you consider there’s no restrictions.

Kenny Parker says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:22 am

MTN, we know how to rip off the public and make things SUCK!

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