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September 28th, 2016 by


Cell C has fired off warning shots at rival network, Telkom, with the launch of its new fixed LTE packages.

The company has announced five new promotional LTE packages which are aimed at home, home office and small business users. Designed to compete head-on with fixed-line alternatives, the plans are in direct competition with Telkom’s aggressively fixed-price LTE offerings.

“Cell C is constantly looking at ways to ensure customers retain the best value. Even if they are using far more than they did before. In addition, the rollout of Fibre to the Home has been slow. We wanted to provide a viable fixed mobile solution to customers who are not yet connected to Fibre or ADSL,” says Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.

Cell C’s New LTE Power Plans

  1. LTE 15GB at R299 per month
  2. LTE 25GB for R499 per month
  3. LTE 50GB for R699 per month
  4. LTE 100GB for R999 per month
  5. LTE 200GB for R1499 per month

While these are 24 month contracts, Cell C has said that should you wish to cancel any of these contracts for any reason, 30 days notice is required. No cancellation fees will be charged.

Cell C has over 2200 LTE base stations across the country and offers LTE-Advanced coverage in three major metro areas including Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg.  Investment in LTE and LTE-Advanced continues in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and other regions and will be completed in due course.

If you’re interested in the LTE Power Plans, check to see if you’re in a Cell C LTE area by visiting the Cell C website. Once there, click on the LTE Fixed Home Office coverage map.

These LTE products are designed as a fixed LTE solution, and will be restricted to LTE data usage only. This means that you won’t be able to use them on Cell C’s 2G or 3G networks. You also won’t be able to make calls using these plans.

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Additional Product Plans

Cell C is also adding a new promotional prepaid data product to its range of SmartData plans for people who need more flexibility. The Giga200 comes in at R1599 once-off or under R8 per GB. This plan will provide the customer with 200GB of anytime data on any of Cell C’s data networks, valid for one year.

These new plans will run from 1 October 2016 to 31 January 2017 after which standard rates will apply.