8.ta has launched a new data package that offers user 3Gb of pre-pad data for R149.00.

The bundle consists of 2Gb of anytime data and 1Gb of Midnight Surfer data for use between 12am and 5am. The rate works out to 5 cents per Mb.

Amith Maharaj, managing executive of Telkom Mobile, says the offer is a response to a market need for an aggressively-priced pre-paid data bundle.

“This offer gives users the freedom to purchase an economically-priced data bundle as and when needed, with no contract commitments or large upfront payments. It also provides contract subscribers from all networks with the ability to top up their data usage,” says Maharaj.

The promotional bundle will be available from Sunday 21 August 2011.

Participating Telkom Direct Stores, 8.ta Flagship stores, Altech Autopage and Nashua Mobile will activate the SIM for access to the new pre-paid data promo rate plan immediately.

The offer doesn’t include a modem. However these are available in-store from R349.00.