Vodacom Prepaid 79c

Terms and Conditions

  1. Vodacom Prepaid 79c is a permanent price plan available to all new and existing Prepaid customers through Free Change via existing channels (1181 IVR, *135# USSD, Vodacom.co.za, My Vodacom App). 
  2. Customers on the 79c plan who Free Change to Power Bonus or Power Pack will not be able to return to the 79c price plan. No other customers will be allowed to free change into the 79c plan.
  3. The rate of R0.79 (seventy-nine cents) per minute is offered on voice calls to any network at any time, and calls will be billed per second. 
  4. The following calls do not qualify for this call rate, and will be billed according to published rates: 

Roaming calls

Premium rated calls

SVS Calls

International calls

VAS calls

Fax out calls

  1. Other rates applicable to this price plan are set out below: 

Local call rate (any network, any time)

R0.79 per minute (billed per second)


R0.50 per SMS all day

SMS to Telkom landlines

R0.90 per SMS

MMS (300KB or less) 

R0.80 per MMS

International SMS 

R 1.74/SMS all day

  1. On this price plan you cannot make use of voice bundles, including Power Hour, Chat for 30, Power Bundles, My5, Night Shift or Everyday Extra.
  2. If you migrate to this price plan while you have active voice bundles, including Power Hour, Chat for 30, Power Bundles, My5, Night Shift or Everyday Extra services, these benefits will be forfeited upon Free Change into Prepaid 79c.
  3. On this price plan you can continue to earn Talking Points when recharging R10 or more, and you can redeem Talking Points for airtime bundles or call discounts, cellphones and MMS, SMS and Data Bundles. 
  4. You can Free Change out of this price plan at any time via existing Free Change channels (1181 IVR, *135# USSD, Vodacom.co.za). 
  5. As per network rules, calls will be terminated by the network at 120 minutes (2 hour rule).
  6. No refunds will be allowed for any dropped calls due to network congestion.
  7. Vodacom Prepaid 79c price plan will be subject to the following acceptable usage policy: 

12.1. LCR and associated services are not permitted to use the Service. If the SIM card is used in a fixed location device to regularly make and receive calls to multiple numbers, the Service will be suspended immediately, pending an investigation. 

12.2. Vodacom reserves the right to suspend the Service in the event of suspected abuse or fraudulent usage, outside of what is considered reasonable for private, non-commercial use.

  1. Vodacom reserves the right to limit the Service in regions or areas where there is limited network capacity (high congestion) in order to maintain consistent quality of service.
  2. Vodacom reserves the right to alter or terminate the Service in order to prevent catastrophic impact on the network. 
  3. Whilst Vodacom will use its reasonable endeavours to provide the Service, due to potential capacity limitations on the network it does not commit to the uninterrupted supply of the Service. 
  4. Vodacom reserves the right to suspend, cancel or convert the Service with reasonable notice. 
  5. Vodacom reserves the right to expand on or amend these terms and conditions. Where any change to these terms and conditions is material, Vodacom will provide you with reasonable prior written notice prior to any such change coming into effect.