Loading...
See More

Rica: 96% of cell users meet deadline

Jul 01 2011 22:05
Sapa

Company Data

MTN GROUP LIMITED [JSE:MTN]

Last traded 205
Change -6
% Change -3
Cumulative volume 3754826
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 03-08-2015 at 05:00. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

VODACOM GROUP LIMITED [JSE:VOD]

Last traded 145
Change -2
% Change -1
Cumulative volume 2224087
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 03-08-2015 at 05:07. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Related Articles

Cutoffs for consumers who failed to Rica

Vodacom denies outage Rica-related

Vodacom tweets network problems

For some, Rica comes at a cost

Vodacom denies sabotage caused outage

MTN, Vodacom on track for Rica deadline

 
Johannesburg - Over 96% of cellphone users in South Africa met the deadline for Rica, according to figures given by major cellphone companies on Friday.

Cell C said that close to 97% of its customer base registered before midnight on Thursday.

Vodacom Group [JSE:VOD] said that its figure was about 96%, based on official subscriber numbers in March. Just under a million Vodacom customers were disconnected on Friday after failing to meet the Rica deadline, the service provider said.

8ta had Rica'd all of its customers by Wednesday

MTN Group [JSE:MTN] declined to mention an exact percentage. At a Rica briefing by the communications department on Wednesday, it was announced that 98% of MTN sim cards were registered for contract customers and 96% for prepaid users.

"We don't want to comment on our percentages but we will say we are quite impressed at the turnout of our subscribers and those who have been disconnected can come back to the Ayoba," spokesperson Bridget Bhengu said.

"It might take a bit longer than normal but you will be back on the network within two to 24 hours."

Cell C CEO Lars Reichelt said that the network was also welcoming back those who had been disconnected.

"Customers have a grace period of 120 days from the deadline date to reactivate their cut-off lines or face the possibility of losing their numbers."

Vodacom customers who had been cut off could visit their local store or one of over 170 000 Rica agents across the country.
mtn  |  cell c  |  vodacom  |  8ta  |  rica

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Scenario planner Clem Sunter says he is as passionate about economic freedom as Julius Malema, but his bet is on entrepreneurs to open up the whole economy.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Introducing tablets in schools is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...