For the first time in years South Africans can be positive about the direction of data prices. Following agreements with the Competition Commission, telecommunication companies are starting to drop data prices. Vodacom got the ball rolling with its new prepaid bundles, with MTN following suit on social bundles. This week MTN have announced new daily bundles that cost from R29 for 1GB of data.

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There are a range of MTN daily bundles available, all that have an allocated amount of data available to that day only. This means any data that you don’t use on the day will be forfeit. MTN is calling these packages EverydayGigs daily bundles.

For example, you can buy the aforementioned 1GB of data for R29, all of which needs to be used before midnight. You could also pay R149 upfront for that daily 1GB allocation for seven consecutive days.

According to Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive Head for Corporate Affairs, MTN SA: “Our aim with EverydayGigs is to keep our customers connected at all times. Customers won’t need to worry if they deplete all their data in one day as they will just get more the next day – giving all our customers a sense of security with a guarantee that they will be connected again tomorrow without the worry of finding money to purchase another bundle.”

“This is the first offer of this kind, at these prices, in the South African market. MTN EverydayGigs is just another innovation aimed at enabling all South Africans to access a modern, connected life.”

On the more expensive range of daily bundles options, you can purchase 60GB of data – or 2GB per day – for a 30 day period for the total upfront price of R699. Not too bad compared to out-of-bundle prices or previous bundles, but still with the drawback that you have to use all of your allocated daily data or it will be forfeit.

The full range of options are as follows:

Bundle Type Price Data Data Allocation Validity
Daily R29 1GB 1GB Anytime once-off Bundle allocation Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)
Daily R49 2GB 2GB Anytime once-off Bundle allocation Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)
Weekly R149 7GB 1GB Anytime Bundle per day for 7 days Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)
Weekly R199 14GB 2GB Anytime Bundle per day for 7 days Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)
Monthly R499 30GB 1GB Anytime Bundle per day for 30 days Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)
Monthly R699 60GB 2GB Anytime Bundle per day for 30 days Daily Data allocation is valid until midnight (23:59)