02 November 2022
South African bank Capitec has launched its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service, Capitec Connect.
Capitec Connect plans to disrupt the local prepaid telecoms market with data prices it claims are “on average 50% below the normal market price” and rates that “remain flat whether clients buy small or large quantities of data.”
In South Africa, data bundles are usually valid for 30 days, but some promotional offers can be valid for shorter windows if you pay a lower price. However, Capitec Connect’s MVNO data will not expire, provided the SIM is used at least once in six months. Capitec Connect SIM cards will be available to clients at all Capitec branches, with up to five SIM cards available per client.