Has Data Prices Finally Fell? #DataMustFall

It's been a long  dissension between "Data prices" and the South Africans.

 Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch), CEO of radio station TouchCentralFM  had to start a campaign called #DataMustFall aimed at fighting against the ridiculous data prices. The campaign seems to have been a success.
South African top Internet Service Providers, MTN, Cellc, Telkom and Vodacom












Most South Africans were not into int until the public speculations were made that 1GB of data cost R11 in India, R22 in Nigeria, R32 in Namibia, R70 in Kenya, R71 in Ghana and R149 in South Africa.

However, MTN South Africa was the first to respond to this outcry by reducing their data prices. They announced that a gig will now cost R65, 2 G R99 and an unlimited data and phone calls for R859.00 per month

 Touch Central FM also announced that Wits University students will be able to access their site portal free of charge with MTN. This comes as a breakthrough for the recently opened Touch Central FM radio station, which is an online streaming radio. Their fan-base and listeners will now be able to stream with no hassle. Listening to Touch Central FM is now free with MTN.
There is a long way to go since the #DataMustFall campaign wasn't solely directed to MTN. Other internet service providers including Vodacom, Cell C and 8.ta will be expected to make a move. The campaign also made it to the Parliament of South Africa where Tbo Touch and his team had to outline the need for data prices to go in South Africa.

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