With only R17 a month, I am able to buy enough data to use WhatsApp uninterrupted for an entire month without fear that it will run out.
Launched in July 2018, Cell C’s ShoutOut WhatsApp bundles offers consumers connection to WhatsApp, and Facebook, for cheap.
For R10 you can get 200MBs of Facebook and WhatsApp data over 48 hours; R17 buys you 1GB over 30 days; and R99 gets you 4GB over 30 days.
MTN offers a similar service at R30 for 1GB WhatsApp data over 20 days. Telkom discontinued its WhatsApp data bundle, R15 for 1GB over 30days, soon after its launch in 2018.
This makes Cell C’s offering up to 60% cheaper than its closest competitor.
I’ve been using Cell C’s R17 ShoutOut Bundle the past four months and I've never need to buy an additional bundle.
I do, however, limit my phone to use data for WhatsApp only. This restricts you to only using WhatsApp when you are out of reach of wifi. But then, who still uses a phone as a phone these days?
And whenever I want to surf the web, download new music or tweet, I simply use my wifi connection.
WhatsApp calls do not work on the bundles, but they work over WiFi, where they’ve become a good replacement for a phone call.
You have to recharge the Cell C WhatsApp bundle monthly when it expires, though. Here's how it works:
You can do this by either buying a Cell C sim card, or transferring your existing prepaid number to the Cell C network at any Cell C outlet.
(With a dual-SIM phone, you can use another network for voice, and still benefit from Cell C's data offer.)
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