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Vodacom 5G Launches in South Africa – Full Pricing and Rain Comparison

"Vodacom is expensive when it comes to its 5G packages."

Yesterday Vodacom enabled the first 5G towers in South Africa and while coverage is limited, it is a start. This includes towers in Johanessburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. The company plans on rolling more support out over the course of the year. However, this may take some time. There is no rush though as the Vodacom 5G pricing is crazy and speeds are limited at launch. The company claims they will reach above 1Gbps soon but for now, the service is limited to 150Mbps – 200Mbps.

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So what can you expect to pay the Vodacom 5G pricing? Well, a lot of money. The service provider does not come in cheap and when compared to the likes of Rain who is a lot cheaper, the experience seems to be rather lacklustre for the “world-class service provider”. Firstly, we have the limited speed and secondly, Vodacom is only supporting 5G through contracts over 24 and 36-month durations. In addition, all of them are also capped.

Vodacom offers two ways to purchase 5G but before you do, check out the coverage map.

Vodacom 5G Pricing;

DeviceAnytime DataNight Owl DataPrice p/m
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway100GB100GBR899 x 24
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway200GB200GBR1,199 x 24
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway300GB300GBR1,299 x 24
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway400GB400GBR1,499 x 24
Huawei 5G CPE Pro100GB100GBR1,199 x24
Huawei 5G CPE Pro200GB200GBR1,499 x 24
Huawei 5G CPE Pro300GB300GBR1,599 x24
Huawei 5G CPE Pro400GB400GBR1,799 x 24
36-Months
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway200GB200GBR999 x 36
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway300GB300GBR1,099 x 36
Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway400GB400GBR1,299 x 36
Huawei 5G CPE Pro200GB200GBR1,199 x 36
Huawei 5G CPE Pro300GB300GBR1,299 x 36
Huawei 5G CPE Pro400GB400GBR1,499 x 36

In comparison to Rain 5G;

DeviceAverage SpeedAnytime Data/Night Owl DataPrice
Huawei 5G CPE X30MbpsUnlimitedR699
Huawei 5G CPE X200MbpsUnlimitedR999

Vodacom has some tough challenges ahead as the company is entering the 5G industry late in SA with tough competition thanks to Rain. What do you think of this Vodacom 5G pricing? Let us know down below.

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