Cell C’s new mobile rate plans offer more data, lower prices

Cell C on Friday revealed new mobile data rates that provide its subscribers with more data and lower prices.

South Africa’s third bigegst mobile phone operator has cut the price of its home and office broadband LTE offerings by up to 64%.

The telco, which is still in talks with Blue Telecom, reduced the cost of eight of its most popular data offers – six contract and two prepaid options – with discounts ranging between 33% and 64%.

On the prepaid side, Cell C will be offering its popular 100GB data deal, which is valid for 1 year for R999 once-off, down 60% from its normal R2499 price.

At the lower end of its product spectrum, Cell C has reduced the cost of its SmartData 5GB product, offering 5GB anytime data and 15GB Nite data inclusive of a Huawei E5573 LTE MiFi device, making data more affordable to new data entrants, from R199 per month to only R99 per month.

At the top end the SmartData 100GB deal, which offers 100GB anytime data and 100GB Nite data has been reduced to R999 per month, down 64% from R2799 per month.

“The demand for well-priced, high-speed broadband offers are ever increasing and Cell C has taken a knife to some of its most popular broadband offerings to offer customers exceptional value for money,” says Cell CEO, Jose Dos Santos.

“We realise that with LTE, customers can now download faster and require more data due to the high adoption of content streaming services and video on demand.  With this in mind we are now offering customers the benefit of great value at rock bottom prices to change their homes.”

Current deals available on promotion until 31 May 2016 from any Cell C store and participating dealer: 


Product Anytime Data Free *Nite Data Total Data In-Bundle Rate (MB) Included Device Current SIM Only Once-Off Promo Price Once-off
100GB valid for 1 year 100GB valid for a year N/A 100GB R 0.01 SIM Only R 2 499 R999
200GB valid for one year 50GB 150GB 200GB R 0.02 SIM Only R 1 799 R999

*Nite data valid from 12am – 06am



Product Anytime Data Free *Nite Data Total Data In-Bundle Rate/MB Included Device Current SIM only Price p/m Promo Price p/m
SmartData 5GB 5GB 15GB 20GB R 0.03 Huawei E5573 (LTE MiFi) R199 R99
SmartData 10GB 10GB 10GB 20GB R 0.03 ZTE MF283 LTE Router (LTE CPE) R 449 R299
SmartData 20GB 20GB 20GB 40GB R 0.02 R 949 R399
SmartData 30GB 30GB 30GB 60GB R 0.01 R 1 299.00 R499
SmartData 50GB 50GB 50GB 100GB R 0.01 R 1 699.00 R699
SmartData 100GB 100GB 100GB 200GB R 0.01 R 2 799.00 R999

*Nite data valid from 12am – 06am

 “We have invested significantly in our LTE network, which is capable of service speeds of up to 70Mbps download and 35Mbps upload. This means that both consumers and businesses will enjoy fantastic speeds at greatly reduced prices when it comes to Cell C’s broadband offerings,” says Dos Santos.




  1. Cell C is trying hard to be relevant; they ended up convincing me. I have their SIM card and they are cheap provided I am at home in Kempton Park. However, when I go home to Modimolle, Cell C is no where to be fopund – network is very weak.

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  3. i have a problem wit cell c, when one loads data bundles first with no airtime, the apps are financed by the bundles but immediately when one loads airtime the apps get financed by the airtime chowing it to the end while the bundle remain unused????? can someone explain this to me please….FRUSTRATED!!!!

  4. Hi there, I am interested in the following:
    SmartData 5GB 5GB 15GB 20GB R 0.03 Huawei E5573 (LTE MiFi) R199 R99

    Please may a consultant contact me regarding this package.

    Many thanks

  5. Cell is really putting Vodacom and MTN to shame with these data rates. To buy a once of data at R1000 worth 100GB, and MTN still sells 1GB For R160, it’s a joke to say the least.

  6. Does anyone know if this 100 Gig prepaid data for R999 is still available at cell c stores.I spend R600 for 10 Gig data every month since due the work that I do and sometimes I have to add more data before month end.I would also like to know if this last for 12 month or expires after 30 days.This blog is really interesting.Thank you guys for sharing.

  7. Be caraful with cell c. I bought two contracts with them, one is a smartdata contract, and they are not honouring their agreement and every month these is an excuse why i cant get the full data i signed for.


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