The new range of plans will offer a tiered approach to the benefits customers get on each plan. Previously, subscribers on the lower plans didn’t enjoy all the perks that high-end plans such as the FreeMe 20GB did. Even though there will be a small increase in the price, the plans will still offer the best value. All New Generation FreeMe plans will offer All-Network minutes and streaming data based on the plan you choose. Simply put, you will get what you pay for.
New: Streaming Data
Telkom’s new postpaid plans willcombine the LIT streaming services as opposed to the previous FreeMe. Data for video streaming such as YouTube and Netflix as well as music streaming such as Google Play and Spotify were previously allocated separately. They’re now bundled into one offering with no separate data for streaming, but this does not include a Netflix subscription.
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Terms and Conditions
Inclusive All Network data is allocated monthly and expires at the end of two consecutive calendar months, so you will be allowed to carry over any data you have left. Data transfer on all-network data plans is permitted to other Telkom subscribers.
WhatsApp data is allocated for one calendar month and cannot be carried over. This data can only be used for WhatsApp and Viber. The data transfer option is not permitted on data for WhatsApp.
Telkom-to-Telkom calling minutes and all-network minutes are valid for one calendar month and carryover isn’t permitted. The minutes cannot be transferred to other Telkom users like data. After those minutes are depleted, all network minutes will be used and after that, Telkom-to-Telkom calling will go out of bundle at a voice rate of R0.70. The same rate applies to other network calls.
SMSs are allocated for one month only. They can’t be transferred or carried over. Once SMSs/MMSs are depleted, you will be charged out-of-bundle rates of R0.30 (160 characters) for SMS and R0.50 (300KB) for MMS.
Streaming data is not allowed to be carried over and is allocated monthly. It can’t be transferred and will provide video streaming capped at a maximum speed of 1.5Mbps on the Telkom network.
Overall, these new FreeMe contracts provide an even spread of benefits across all tiers.