SA reacts to Competition watchdog shaming networks over data prices

SA reacts to Competition watchdog shaming networks over data prices

After reporting that the Competition watchdog shamed MTN and Vodacom for high data prices, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the reactions our readers had to the news.

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On Thursday, Briefly.co.za reported the Competition Commission has slammed local network providers for ripping off South Africans with high data costs.

Two of the country's leading network providers, MTN and Vodacom, charge between R150 and R170 for 1GB of data, while mobile users in Egypt pay a mere R16.

The commission found that both MTN and Vodacom, the larger service providers on the continent, have much cheaper data rates in other parts of Africa.

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SA reacts to Competition watchdog shaming networks over data prices

SA reacts to Competition watchdog shaming networks over data prices. Photo credit: Flickr.
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Our readers were not happy with the news and some called for a 'data must fall' campaign.

Chris Eksteen commented: "Maybe the "Fees must fall" group should start a 'data must fall' campaign."
Jethro Masemola said: "It is clear that there is a collusion between these two providers, they secretly made an agreement to charge us more, they're deceiving and robbing us."
Swiev Lesane Crooks added: "We want our money back! They should pay back the airtime and data."
Refilwe B Phutiagae wrote: "We are paying for those who are paying low for data in their countries because their countries have laws in place to curb this kind of exploitation."
Sane L Khoabane and Sello Charles both commented: "Data Must Fall"
Somatrega Skosi added: "Nothing new - South Africans pay too much for everything not only data."
Nombuso Gumede commented: "I always select the nastiest swear word for a situation like this. But MTN and Vodacom have ripped me and left me silent and powerless ,they deserve to burn in hell."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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