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8ta Call Charges

Telkom SA has finally launched its long-awaited mobile arm. Called 8ta - or Heita - the new mobile provider will offer 2G and 3G services and as a launch promotion all prepaid customers will receive 1 free second of airtime for every 3 seconds of calls received. Calls from 8ta to fixed lines are up to 60% less than other mobile providers, and over 100 international destinations will have a flat rate of R2.50 per minute. If you send 5 SMS's in any one day you will be rewarded with 50 free SMSs to use as you wish. 8ta's data charges are R1/MB out of bundle, with bundles offering more value for money at as little as 25c/MB, which is still a bit hefty compared to other mobile providers. So far 8ta has constructed 800 base stations across the country, and plans to construct a further 3200 to improve voice and data connectivity.


8ta Calls to landlines:

65c/minute all day

8ta Calls to cell providers:

R1.50/minute all day

8ta Calls to 8ta:

R1.50/minute all day

8ta Calls to overseas:

From R2.50/min

8ta SMSs:

50c to any provider all day

8ta Data:

100MB 8ta data bundle @ R50 (R50c/MB)
250MB 8ta data bundle @ R100 (40c/MB)
500MB 8ta data bundle @ R150 (30c/MB)
1GB 8ta data bundle @ R250 (25c/MB)

Out of bundle data rate: R1/MB

8ta Added value:

- Send 5 SMSs and receive 50 more free

- Unlimited 8ta Please Call Me's to any network all day

- Get 1 minute free airtime for every 3 minutes of received calls





8ta Free Support and Service Calls
- 188 for Prepaid Account Balance Enquiry and Recharge services
- 180 for Voice Services Customer Care
- 183 for Data Services Customer Care
- 112 for National Emergency Services
- 181 for Voicemail Retrieval
- 182 for Blacklisting


8ta USSD Support Services
- Dial *188*PIN# to Recharge
- Dial *180# to Purchase a Bundle
- Dial *188*PIN# to Check your Airtime Balance
- Dial *140*cellphone number# to send a 8.ta Call Me



And as per always -- the fine print:


Launch Terms & Conditions

- Free airtime minutes are only earned on calls received from South African mobile networks.
- For every three minutes of incoming calls you receive, you get one minute free.
- The free minutes offer is valid for a limited promotional period.
- Free minutes cannot be used for international calls.
- Free minutes will only be available in the following month.
- Free minutes are used before paid-for airtime.
- Free SMSs will be available only on the day you receive them.
- To check your available balance, dial *188*PIN#.
- Accumulate free minutes to a maximum value of R500 per month.
- No carry-over of free minutes/SMSs.


Data Terms & Conditions

Standard terms and conditions apply (full details on www.8ta.com). 8.ta is not liable for any loss or damage to your property or equipment arising out of the provision, installation or maintenance and use of the service. 8.ta shall not incur any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage as a result of any use, authorised and unauthorised resulting from virus attacks, security vulnerabilities etc. Subscription to 8.ta services is subject to network coverage and network availability. The service is a best effort service and no guarantees are provided on availability or throughput. The subscriber shall be liable to determine network coverage in the subscriber area. Network coverage is not guaranteed and the service experience may change from time to time. A compatible device is required to use the 8.ta services. The maximum speed that can be experienced by the customer is dependent on the speed specification of the device. 8.ta mobile services support soft cell handover. Prices include VAT. Prices of Pre-paid Data bundles exclude modems. Normal Voice services are disabled with the exception of emergency services (10111, 10177 and 112) and help desk (081 180). SMS is enabled for notification and balance enquiry. Pre-paid data bundles will expire at the end of the next calendar month from the date of activation. RICA shall apply. The service application process will only commence on the presentation of necessary supportive documentation. Prices are valid at date of print. E&OE


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