Vodacom data bundles and airtime purchases can be made from nearly every major retailer and spaza shop. This is because Vodacom is the leading cellular network service provider in the country and as a result, they need to be wherever their customers need them to be. Airtime bundles however are easier to find than those of their data bundle counterpart. Here however are some simple solutions to this problem.
If you are a prepaid customer, you are automatically allowed to use the data service that your phone allows. This requires you to have a certain amount of airtime on your cellular telephone in order to work and therefore you do not need to purchase data bundles. It can therefore be said that Vodacom data bundles and airtime purchases work hand in hand. Should you however be a contract or top up subscriber, you will need to activate this service for your cellular phone. You can do this by dialling 082 111.
The data bundles in the following sizes are available from Vodacom:
- MyMeg 30: R28
- MyMeg 110: R88
- MyMeg300: R139
- MyMeg600: R189
The best thing about these data bundles is that you do not have to go to a shop to buy one, you can simply transfer airtime credit on your cellular phone, to bundle credit by dialling *111#. Then press 2 and you will be given the option to transfer airtime or transfer data bundle.
Should you wish to obtain an airtime voucher, there are very many options available to you. Firstly, you can visit your nearest retailer and purchase a airtime voucher at the till along with your other shopping goods. In addition to this, should your bank provide online banking, you can purchase airtime directly from your bank account. The major banks in South Africa have also made it possible to purchase airtime directly from their ATM’s. In addition to this, should you wish to place airtime on someone else’s phone, you can do so the same way in which you would for your phone via an ATM or online banking. Airtime amounts can be bought between R29, and R1000. It really depends on how much you need.
Vodacom has realised that their consumers are forever on the move and they need their service provider to meet where they are whenever they need them. This means that they need to have a wide distribution network and be on the look-out for new technologies to help them in this regard. If you think about it, they have come a long way from the airtime vending machines to offering their services online.
If you are still not sure about which cellular service provider to choose when looking for a new phone, then why not consider the market leader in South Africa, Vodacom. Since their launch in 1994, they have racked up a number of accolades such as being the first cellular network provider in South Africa, the largest number of customers, and attracting 50 000 customers in their first month of operations. Vodacom was also the first cellular fax and data service in South Africa, the first prepaid cellular provider, and the first to launch a 3G HSDPA network.
This is also an organisation that believes in giving back to the communities in which it operates. This means that Vodacom are very involved in a number of charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. One such programme is the Graduate Programme for Females in Technology. Vodacom has even developed its own charity called the Vodacom Foundation that is involved in projects all across South Africa and part of Africa which include education projects and food relief efforts in Somalia. So if you are looking for a company that not only serves you, but is also involved in charitable work then you should definitely consider Vodacom.