Johannesburg - Vodacom Group [JSE:VOD] subscribers
travelling to the United Kingdom will save up to 76% on calls made to South
Africa and receive free incoming calls, according to Gadget.co.za.
However these savings, applicable to Vodacom prepaid,
contract and top up customers, will be available only from July 20 to September
This promotion will include 60% savings for local calls in
the UK. Customers will also save 76% on calls to South Africa, 45% on SMS
messages and 71% on data roaming.
During the promotional period, customers will also save 100%
on calls received from any network since they will not be charged for receiving
calls, the report said.
"Vodacom is always looking at ways of providing value
to its roaming customers. In April this year, we reduced data roaming rates by
more than 70% for customers travelling to six African countries where Vodacom
and Vodafone operate.
"Now we're offering customers travelling to the UK up
to 100% savings so they can stay connected to their friends and loved ones
without worrying about the cost," Minnie Maharaj, managing executive:
wholesale and international services at Vodacom, is quoted as saying.
Promotional rates will apply on Vodafone only and standard
rates will apply to all other networks.
Customers should therefore ensure that they are roaming on
the Vodafone network and if necessary, manually select Vodafone UK as the
preferred network provider on their handset.
The reduced roaming rates will be available to all Vodacom
customers by default; no opt-in will be required.
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