ARTICLES RELATING TO DATA COSTS

Standard Bank has been banned from selling data plans using an ‘ambiguous’ advertisement with 'complicated mathematical reasoning'

2019-10-15 12:12

An advertising regulator says the complex math needed to understand Standard Bank's data prices could confused buyers.

You can now transfer your cellphone data to other people for free - except if you're with Vodacom

2019-03-01 14:11

It also charges the most for out-of-bundle data usage.

Ferial Haffajee: The amazing data maze

2019-01-24 16:11

Maybe data packages are just too complex to be consumer-friendly, writes Ferial Haffajee.

SPECIAL REPORT What would really happen to data costs without bundles?

2019-01-17 18:25

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the final instalment of this four-part series on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT Are we being overcharged for data? How SA stacks up against 9 peer countries

2019-01-16 18:30

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the third report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT This is why data still costs you twice what it could

2019-01-14 18:38

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the first of this four-part series that will be published daily this week on the cost of data in SA.

 

Here is what you are paying for cellphone calls and data

2019-04-22 20:45

According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.

Vodacom backtracks after outrage: It will now roll over data for free

2019-02-27 13:28

Vodacom was going to be the only mobile operator to charge for data rollovers to the next month.

Yes, SA data is more expensive than it needs to be, Vodacom says – and it is all government’s fault

2019-02-07 16:13

Vodacom said it “needlessly” had to build more towers to expand its 4G network. Consumers end up paying for that via higher prices.

South Africans are figuring out how to use Vodacom’s data promotions – and it is costing the company big

2019-01-24 11:17

Vodacom's customers are using a lot more data, its latest figures show – but paying almost exactly as much as they did before. And that is starting to hurt.

Ferial Haffajee: Data expiry must expire

2019-01-17 06:55

Expiring data is a business anachronism and must die out, says Ferial Haffajee.

SPECIAL REPORT Data costs are falling, say Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom

2019-01-15 18:33

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the second report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

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