Vodacom goes smart with all-in-one smartphone plans

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.
100 SMS
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
Smart Light R1.75 R0.90 R2.70 R0.95 R2.70 R0.95 R0.80 R0.35 R1.00
Smart Standard R1.65 R1.65 R1.99 R1.99 R1.99 R1.99 R0.80 R0.35 R1.00
Smart Advanced R1.39 R1.39 R1.54 R1.54 R1.54 R1.54 R0.80 R0.35 R1.00
Smart Super R1.39 R1.39 R1.54 R1.54 R1.54 R1.54 R0.80 R0.35 R1.00

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