In this article we will reveal everything you need to know before taking a contract with MTN on their MTN AnyTime contract packages. That includes but not limited to the amount of data, airtime and SMSs and at what rate is a call billed. It is important when taking out a cell phone contract not to consider only the price but what is bundled with the contract phone package.
MTN AnyTime contract packages come with:
|Contract Package||Airtime amount||Internet/Data bundle amount||SMS amount||MTN to MTN minutes amount|
|MTN Any Time 200||R200||200MB||200*||30|
|MTN Any Time 350||R350||350MB||350*||60|
|MTN Any Time 500||R500||500MB||500*||60|
|MTN Any Time 750||R750||750MB||750*||180|
|MTN Any Time 1200||R1200||1.2GB||1200*||180|
|MTN Any Time 1500||R1500||1.5GB||1500*||360|
You might be wondering, why the asterisk (*) on the SMS amount? Because, the SMSs given consists of MTN to other and MTN to MTN. Here is a quick example: If you take the MTN AnyTime 200 package, you will receive 200 SMSs to use for the month. 175 of those SMSs you can only use them to send an messages to other MTN customers, and only the 25 you may use to send SMSs to other networks.
See table below for the SMS breakdown:
MTN AnyTime package inclusive SMS overview
|Total SMSs||MTN to MTN||MTN to other networks|
What you just saw on the table above is the kind of information that can surprise you right after you took the contract.
MTN AnyTime contract package call rates
MTN can give you 200MB data, 200 SMSs and R200 airtime and you’ll only pay R199 PM. Seems like you’re paying for the airtime and everything else is free including the device. Well, not really.
See table below for the call rates:
|Contract Package||In-Bundle Rate||Out of Bundle Rate|
|MTN Anytime 200||R2.30||R2.85|
|MTN Any Time 350||R1.95||R2.35|
|MTN Any Time 500||R1.95||R2.35|
|MTN Any Time 650||R1.60||R1.75|
|MTN Any Time 1200||R1.60||R1.75|
|MTN Any Time 1500||R1.50||R1.50|
Let’s explain what is meant by in-bundle and out of bundle rate.
In-bundle rate – This is the rate you’re being billed at while you are making calls using your monthly inclusive airtime.
Out of bundle rate – This is the rate you’re billed at when making calls using airtime that you recharged with. (i.e If you finish your monthly airtime and decide to “Top Up”, you will be billed at this amount.)
It should be noted that all calls are charge per minute.
Here’s one more thing I think it is important to note. Say you took the MTN Any Time 200 deal and you receive the monthly inclusive R200 airtime. Are you aware that the total duration of calls you can make from that R200 airtime is 87 minutes (1 hour and 27 minutes) only?
Isn’t this the kind of information that makes you wonder, was this contract worth it?
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