Football supporters travelling to the World Cup could face huge mobile phone bills on their return. Many phone companies classify South Africa in the most expensive bracket for making calls, sending texts or visiting social networking sites. Some operators can charge up to £8 per megabyte, which equates to about 20 web pages viewed.
As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, it’s never been easier to access emails and the internet on the move. However, it’s really important that fans check with their mobile operator, before travelling, how much it will cost to surf the net in South Africa.
Cellhire can save anyone attending the World Cup up to 70% on voice and data costs and has assembled a special technical support team in South Africa to assist customers during the World Cup itself. The Company has partnered with MTN, the leading South African mobile operator to offer substantial reductions in voice and data charges for the World Cup. Products available for South Africa include SIM cards, mobile phones with South African SIM cards included, BlackBerry® smartphones, and SA mobile broadband with 5GB USB sticks.
For one flat rental fee customers will have low cost call rates both in South Africa and back to the UK, as well as free incoming calls. The rental fee covers the entire event period from the 15th of May right through to 31st of July.