Vodacom Tanzania launches cut-rate data bundle
MOBILE| Aug. 4, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Vodacom Tanzania has introduced a new modem deal for prepaid customers, which aims at addressing the current customer's need and demand and move that will add a significant value for money to Vodacom's new data users.
Customers will now buy the modem (model number E303) for just Tsh. 30,000, saving Tsh 5,000 from the previous modem price. They will also get a free Vodacom sim card, and will enjoy 500MB (3.75G) for free every month for three months, and will be able to check balance of the free internet bundle by dialling *102*120#.
According to the company, on purchase of the new modem, customers will be required to recharge with a minimum of Tsh 500 and/or above for their number to become active in the system.
Thereafter, a sales agent will recharge the modem with 500MB from the Vodacom Fasta wallet. The recurring 500MB will be sent to the beneficiary automatically after every 30 days for three months.
After 3 months, customers on modem new promotion will be migrated back to the pay-as-you plan standard.
Rene Meza, Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, said that the move is aimed at increasing Vodacom subscriptions across the country, noting that the youth should take up this offer for their daily internet use.
The offer comes at a time when Vodacom Tanzania has invested heavily in the country. Also the company plans to inject over Tshs 120 billion in network upgrades, product development and introduction of new technologies during the year 2012.
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