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Telkom matches prepaid LTE with post-paid prices

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Telkom is offering prepaid customers the same LTE deals as it does in the post-paid environment.
Consumers can now migrate to the LTE Smartbroadband Prepaid tariff by purchasing a SIM card and once-off LTE data bundles. Both new and existing LTE contract customers are also able to purchase these bundles and reap the benefits since the pricing across the prepaid and contract offers are the same.
The LTE and LTE-A Once-Off prepaid bundles are available to both consumer and business customers who are on Telkom’s mobile network. However, existing Telkom prepaid subscribers will need to migrate to the new Smartbroadband Wireless LTE prepaid tariff to purchase and make use of the new bundles.
“As part of our commitment to great customer service, we’re always looking for ways to offer greater value and convenience,” says Attila Vitai, CEO of Telkom Consumer. “We know that some consumers face entry barriers when wanting to sign a 24-month contract and, as such, prepaid is their only option.
“With this understanding Telkom have developed a product that bridges this gap and offer those customers the same connectivity and benefits of a contract now just in a prepaid environment.”
Once customers have purchased the prepaid bundle it will be valid for 31 days from the activation date and will include both anytime data and night surfer data that can be used between 12am and 7am. Once the in-bundle data has been reached the out-of-bundle data rate of R0.29 will apply.
Subscription to the SmartBroadband Wireless prepaid data plan is subject to the availability of Telkom’s LTE network coverage. While Telkom’s LTE/ LTE-A network is a TD-LTE frequency supported on the 2300MHz radio frequency spectrum band, the SmartBroadband Wireless Prepaid services has a 3G failover that is only supported by Telkom’s 3G network.
“Our innovative management of spectrum capacity allows us to allocate it more efficiently to achieve greater coverage and deliver faster data speeds and ultimately drive Over The Top services,” adds Vitai.