Citizens call for MTN boycott: Outrage over R2k data 'special'

Citizens call for MTN boycott: Outrage over R2k data 'special'

MTN has incited a movement against them over high data prices. The cellular providers 'deals' were the subject of immense scrutiny, with some even calling for a boycott.

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MTN has Mzansi buzzing this weekend and the hype is far from flattering as customers voice their dismay. reported that the Competition Commission had slammed South African service providers for the 'anti-poor' high costs of data in the country.

This point has alluded consumers, who took to social media under the banner of the #NoRechargingForMTN.

The concept is that by refusing to recharge the company would be forced to heed the calls of its clients and reduce the current pricing.

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One deal in particular (R1 999 for 50GB) attracted mass criticism with people pointing out that for some this is an entire month's salary.

Nevertheless, both MTN and Vodacom have defended their prices and indicated their intentions to challenge the commission's findings in court.

The commission had found that cellular providers charge more in South Africa than in other countries where they operate such as Mozambique and Nigeria.

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