In a press statement issued today (7 July 2012) Vodacom announced the launch of all-in-one Smart Plans that include the smartphone, data, talk time and SMS.
These Smart Plans are specifically designed for smartphone users, Vodacom said, and are available from today.
Vodacom said that with its all-in-one smartphone packages customers will be able to choose their monthly commitment by selecting a suitable plan based on their needs. Subscribers can also add more bundles as required.
All new connections, upgrades or migrations to smart plans from 07 July 2012 until 06 September 2012 will qualify for free Vodacom to Vodacom minutes that can be used anytime, peak and off peak, which will be allocated monthly for the duration of the contract, Vodacom said.
Customers on Smart Standard, Smart Advanced and Smart Super will also receive Vodacom to Vodacom weekend minutes each month.
The table below summarises what the contracts offer. Minutes shown in the monthly allocation column are totals of all promotional minutes included, with a breakdown provided in the last column.
|Smart Plan||Monthly cost||Monthly allocation||Promotional minutes|
|Smart Light||R135||95 minutes||75 off-peak minutes to any network; and|
|100 MB||20 promotional free anytime minutes to other Vodacom customers.|
|Smart Standard||R390||250 minutes||130 anytime minutes to any network;|
|300 MB||60 promotional free anytime minutes to other Vodacom customers; and|
|300 SMS||60 More weekend minutes to other Vodacom customers.|
|Smart Advanced||R850||810 minutes||450 anytime minutes to any network;|
|400 MB||180 promotional free anytime minutes to other Vodacom customers; and|
|400 SMS||180 More weekend minutes to other Vodacom customers.|
|Smart Super||R1700||1540 minutes||1000 anytime minutes to any network;|
|800 MB||360 promotional free anytime minutes to other Vodacom customers; and|
|800 SMS||180 More weekend minutes to other Vodacom customers.|
The following should also be noted:
- All prices include VAT.
- The Smart Light plan is billed per minute.
- Smart Plan minutes carry over to the end of the following month.
- Unused promotional free anytime minutes to other Vodacom customers will expire at the end of the month.
- More weekend minutes to other Vodacom customers are applicable from Saturday (00:00) to Sunday (23:59)
Once the monthly allowances are used up the following rates apply:
|Smart Plans||Out-of-bundle rates for voice calls to:||Out-of-bundle rates for Data and SMS|
|Vodacom Numbers||Fixed Destinations||Other Mobile||SMS||Data|
|Peak||Off peak||Peak||Off Peak||Peak||Off Peak||Peak||Off peak||Per MB|