South Africa’s third mobile operator Cell C has increased the maximum amount it is willing to pay subscribers who switch from a contract on another network to one of its Epic or new Pinnacle contracts.
When the operator launched its Contract Buy-out offer last year, it offered up to R10,000 to buy subscribers out of their contracts – requiring them to hand in the phone from their old contract.
The maximum amount is now R20,000, and you no longer have to trade in your phone.
You also had to switch to one of Cell C’s Epic contract packages, which only offered airtime value.
The network’s new Pinnacle contracts have separate data, voice, and SMS allocations.
The operator has gained considerable market share over the past 18 months, and has made no secret of the fact that it aims to challenge its more established rivals, MTN and Vodacom.
When Cell C launched its EPIC Contract packages in May last year, CEO Jose Dos Santos said: “Now we are going to give Vodacom a good smack.”
“So many South Africans are feeling trapped in long term contracts by their providers that ask for extraordinary cancellation fees for early termination.”
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