South Africa

From Worldwide Mobile Guide

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.

APN settings

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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.

APN settings

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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

Where to buy

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

Sim Sizes

Mini SIMs available.

VoIP applications

GPS and other navigation applications

Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

Social Networking applications

Special Travel applications

Wi Fi Networks


APN settings AT&T