If you're considering upgrading your cellphone contract, you might want to take a look at Tariffic's Tracker Q1 2017 report, which shows how you can save money by upgrading your contract.
The report show that, as a consumer, you could save up to 18% on your cellphone bills after two years by making sure that you're on the right package when your contract expires.
“By optimising your contracts every time they expire, you can save an additional 18%, which is a total saving of nearly 50% on your original cellphone bill,” said Antony Seeff, Tariffic CEO.
South African Mobile Network Operators are introducing new packages on a regular basis, and have introduced nearly 40 different packages over the past two years.
According to the report, Telkom and Cell C currently offer the cheapest voice contracts. Followed, in most cases, by MTN. Vodacom comes in last in three out of four instances.
Cell C’s new Pinnacle packages are offering an incredible amount of value, thanks to their introductory promotion. This sees users getting three times the inclusive value of the contract, for the lifetime of the contract, if they sign up before the end of January 2017.
Telkom’s FreeMe packages are also performing well, according to Tarrific, with an average saving of 29% when compared to Telkom's previous packages.
MTN’s MyMTNChoice+ packages have allowed consumers to save an average of 33% over the past 18 months.
Not only have Vodacom not introduced any new packages, but the prices for their Smart contracts have actually increased.
The illustrations below show how users can save money by choosing the correct package to upgrade to.