Today, Vodacom customers will be able to view a live streaming broadcast of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's 2009 Budget speech from parliament – free of charge.
The speech will be broadcast from 14h00 to 15h30.
To access the broadcast customers with 3G cell phones should simply SMS "TV" to 31116. They will receive a link, which will guide them directly to the TV & Video page on Vodafone live! after they can select the Budget Speech broadcast 'channel' to start watching.
Alternatively customers can access the speech on the Vodafone live! WAP site at http://live.vodafone.com/tv, or push the Vodafone live! button on their 3G cellphone which options will navigate them to the TV & Video page on Vodafone live! from where they can select the budget speech broadcast.
Vodacom customers who want to follow the developments of the Budget speech can do so by accessing Vodacom's Mobile TV service on their 3G Vodafone live! cell phones at 4:30pm to watch a live interview on Summit with Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. This interview will be available as part of Vodacom's Mobile TV service; a subscription-based service, which is billable at the applicable tariff.
Vodacom's Mobile TV service is available to Vodacom Contract, Top Up and Prepaid customers.