Black data is the data plan used by Cell C subscribers to stream or download content in the black entertainment platform launched by Cell C. The program was designed to ease the cost of downloading and streaming material from the internet. Here is a complete guide on how to use black data on Cell C.
The cost of data had been the major hindrance to browsing; hence black data plan came to ease the burden. The plans were intended for Cell C users, specifically for them to enjoy the services of streaming.
How to use black data on Cell C
What is black data? Black is a platform that offers clients all-around entertainment by allowing users to view video-on-demand by streaming.
The service was structured to be diverse, providing local and international content. The platform also caters to sports lovers by including some European football club channels. It also contains games and ticketing services and also offers sports betting services.
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To know how to use cell c black data, you must first have been registered on Black. You should note that these bundles do not work on other platforms.
Hence you need to purchase the bundle. This can be done via the Cell C app, credit/cheque card, Instant EFT, Masterpass, or Zapper. If you do not prefer this, you can still buy it using USSD by dialing *147# on your Cell C sim line.
If there is any Cell C store close to you, you can also purchase it from them directly, and the Cell C black bundle will be loaded into your account.
Black data prices
The black data Cell C prices vary according to the bundle you wish to pay. In addition, there are various plans you can opt for. The prices range according to the plan you choose.
These bundles can last for seven days, 30 days, 280 days, and 365 days. You can select any of the following bundle types below:
1. Once-Off bundles
Check out the available Once-Off bundle plan available.
Below is a table with the available till midnight data you can purchase.
7 days bundles
Below is a table with the available seven days bundles you can use anytime.
Check out the available bundles for 30 days.
|2GB Anytime + 1GB Nite||R85|
|3GB Anytime + 1.5GB Nite||R99|
|4GB Anytime + 2GB Nite||R149|
|6GB Anytime + 3GB Nite||R199|
|8GB Anytime + 4GB Nite||R249|
|12GB Anytime + 6GB Nite||R299|
These are the available data bundles that can last you 180 days.
|50GB Anytime + 50GB Nite||R549|
|100GB Anytime + 100GB Nite||R899|
|200GB Anytime + 200GB Nite||R1699|
If you want to stay connected the whole year, you can purchase any of the bundles below and use them anytime.
2. Upfront 12 months
If you are interested in the Upfront 12 months plan, you can choose any of the bundles below.
3. Day By Day bundles
Day By Day bundles allow you to pay upfront and get a daily allocation of data value for 7 to 30 days.
|Total allocation||Daily allocation||Price||Validity|
|14GB||1GB +1GB Nite||R89||7 days|
|15GB||250MB + 250MB Nite||R99||30 days|
|30GB||500MB + 500MB Nite||R169||30 days|
|60GB||1GB +1GB Nite||R299||30 days|
NB: You can get 50GB Anytime data + 50GB Nite data valid for six months for just R549!
How does black data work?
Black data was primarily developed to be used on the black Cell C platform. Therefore, it is only available for Cell C customers on prepaid plans. You are eligible if you are on either the Pinnacle, LTE-A, C-Fibre Connector, SmartData, or Connector.
However, you must migrate to use the service if you are on a contract plan. So, provided that you have adhered to the requirement, the next thing is to ensure that you are registered on Black.
How do you check your balance?
To check your balance, download the Cell C App on your Android or iPhone smartphone to register or register for Cell C online self-service or dial *147# or *101#.
How do you recharge data once the bundle is depleted?
Below are various ways on how you can recharge your data:
- Self-Service option: Dial 135; option 1 for "Manage"; option 2
- Cell C website: Login to Self-Service on www.cellc.co.za and follow the prompts
- Using USSD: Dial *147# OR *109#
- Make a call: Dial 135 and then option 9 to speak to an agent
Is there a rollover of unused monthly data?
The data allocation resets each month, so any wasted data from one month won't carry over to the next. Only consumers with Straight Up plans can roll over their data for three months.
The above guide on how to use black data on Cell C will help if you are stuck on what to do with black data on Cell C. You can always contact them by calling their customer care helpline 135.
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