New mobile network promises affordable data deals that never expire

South Africa's mobile network market has a new kid on the blog, promising better data prices than SA's trusted providers.

Launched on Thursday, Rain is a data-only 4G network operating in urban metros across South Africa. It offers consumers a one plan where they'll get mobile data priced at R0.05c per megabyte equalling R50 per gig.

CEO of Rain, Willem Roos says the idea was to offer what SA's mobile users really want, which is affordable mobile data prices.

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There is no contractual lockage, your data never expires, no expensive out-of-bundle rates, we have built an LTE advanced network, which is a high quality, fast network. We really think we have come up with something very interesting for the consumers.

Willem Roos, CEO at Rain

We have constructed a business that has much lower cost structure, given that it is data only we can offer the consumer a great deal.

Willem Roos, CEO at Rain

Rain currently has coverage in large metro areas, with good coverage in Cape Town. However, it doesn't provide traditional voice services, but customers will be able to make and receive calls on social media services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype.

For more info head to- Rain.co.za.

To hear the rest of the conversation on Rain Mobile with CEO Willem Roos, listen below:


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