MTN South Africa slashes data rate.

Africa’s communication giant, MTN, has slashed its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75 percent for prepaid customers in South Africa. The mobile operator will also be doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the next two months.

The company announced that prepaid customers currently not making use of data bundles will pay just 29c per megabyte for their data usage, while customers that do purchase data bundles will pay 49c per megabyte for their OOB data usage.

“We have consistently been reducing the cost to communicate in recent years, but we want to do more for our customers and by tackling the issue of OOB pricing, we know we are addressing a real pain point for the millions of South Africans that support MTN,” said MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer, Godfrey Motsa.

In addition to the reduced OOB pricing, MTN today also announced it will be doubling selected prepaid customer’s voice and data bundles for the whole of February and March. “The MTN Double Your Bundle promotion gives our customers the ability to stay connected longer and for less,” said Mapula Bodibe, Executive for MTN SA’s Consumer Business.