South Africa

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Cellular Operators


APN settings

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  • APN name: internet


Virgin Mobile offers users mobile internet via EDGE at the cost of 60c per mb. 3G and HSDPA is currently not available as both Virgin Mobile and Cell C share the same bandwidth.

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  • APN name: vdata


Vodacom was also the first provider to deploy a 3G (third generation) or UMTS network in South Africa and is also offering HSPA+ 21.1 Mbit/s and HSUPA (2100 GHz). Vodacom is also offering 42 Mbit/s on a trial basis, and should be commercially available by Q1 2012. In terms of other technology Vodacom has its hand in Wi-Fi,WiMAX and LTE.

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Prepaid plans


Data feature packs (available on contract and prepaid)

MTN Broadband 10MB 75MB 100MB 300MB 350MB 500MB 1GB 2GB 1-Day Unlimited (New)
Subscription (inc VAT) R10 /1.5$ R49 /7.4$ R80 /12$ R149 /22.5$ R169 /25.5$ R189 /28.5$ R289 /43.6$ R389 /59$ R50 / 7.6$

Out-of-bundle rate (inc VAT) per MB

R1 / 0.15$ R0.65 / 0.1$ R0.65 R0.50 R0.50 R0.38 R0.29 R0.19 R0.00

You can load an Internet bundle in three ways – online, by USSD or by till slip. Simply dial *141*6# on your cellphone and follow the prompts to purchase your bundle. You can also visit any MTN store and buy a printed till slip stating the bundle’s activation code.

Where to buy

SIMs can be purchased in their own shops or in any supermarket across the country.

Sim Sizes

Mini SIMs available.


Prepaid & Top Up Data Option Data Included (per Month) Subscription (incl VAT) Out-of-bundle rate (per MB)Top Up/Prepaid
MyMeg 110 110MB R88 /13$ R2.00
MyMeg 175 175 MB R119 /18$ R2.00
MyMeg 300 300 MB R139 /21$ R2.00
MyMeg 600 600 MB R189 /28.5$ R2.00
MyGig 1.2 1229MB R289 /44$ R2.00
MyGig 2.3 2355MB R389 /59$ R2.00
MyGig 3 3072MB R520 / 78$ R2.00
MyGig 5 5120MB R989 /149$ R2.00
MyGig 10 10240MB R1989 /300$ R2.00
MyGig 20 20480MB R3899 /588$ R2.00

Send an SMS from your cellphone or Vodafone Mobile Broadband Connection Manager with the Data Bundle size you want to buy to 100 (FREE) e.g. If you want to buy a MyMeg 250 Data Bundle, SMS "MyMeg 250" to 100 or dial *111# dial and follow the menu prompts or options.

Where to buy

SIMs can be purchased in their own shops or in any supermarket across the country. A Starter Kit should not cost more than 30 Rands.

Sim Sizes


To check your Account Balance (voice and data) you can Dial *111#

VoIP applications

GPS and other navigation applications

Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

Social Networking applications

Special Travel applications

Wi Fi Networks