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08 February 2018

Telkom chops prices for Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Telkom and Huawei have announced eight unbelievable mobile deals, including handsets and free gifts on Telkom’s popular FreeMe data-centric contracts, available from 11 February to 5 March 2018.

Telkom's FreeMe is the country's first data-led offering shaking the market with its aggressive pricing, costing a third (R0.29c per MB) of what some operators are charging, and innovative value driven solutions.

With Telkom FreeMe, consumers choose how much data they need and receive free SMSes, WhatsApp and instant messaging, free WiFi at Telkom hotspots with free calls to Telkom mobile and Telkom landline numbers. In addition, on Telkom’s FreeMe 2GB packages, customers can enjoy LIT Music which offers a zero rated music streaming service on selected OTT providers

The deals on offer are:

Deal Free Data / Gift Price
Huawei P8 Lite 2017 on FreeMe 1GB 30GB data and 2 400 minutes R159 x24
Huawei P10 Lite on FreeMe 1GB 30GB data and 2 400 minutes R219 x24
SHuawei P10 on FreeMe 1GB 30GB data and 2 400 minutes R399 x24
Huawei P10 Lite on FreeMe 2GB 30GB data R249 x24
Huawei P10 on FreeMe 2GB Huawei Watch 2 worth R3 999 R499 x24
Huawei P10 Plus on FreeMe 2GB Huawei P8 Lite worth R2 999 R649 x24
Huawei Mate 10 Pro on FreeMe 2GB Huawei Watch 2 worth R3 999 R719 x24
Huawei Mate 10 Pro on FreeMe 2GB Huawei P10 Lite worth R4 799 R749 x24

All eight deals are available in stores and on the Telkom website.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Leigh-Ann Francis
Specialist: Media Relations
Group Communication
Tel: +27 12 642 1728
Mobile: +27 81 391 4780


Telkom is a leading information and communications technology services provider in South Africa. We had consolidated operating revenue of R41 billion and normalised profit after tax of R3 907 million for the year ended 31 March 2017. Total assets amounted to R48.0 billion and equity attributable to the owners of Telkom to R27.6 billion as of 31 March 2017.

As of 31 March 2017, we had approximately 3.0 million telephone access lines in service and 1,329,450 ports connected via MSAN access. We offer business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:

  • fixed-line retail voice services using PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) lines, including ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) lines, and the sale of subscription based value-added voice services and calling plans;
  • fixed-line customer premises equipment rental and sales services both voice and data needs and these include PABX, Computers, Routers, Modems, Telephone handsets and other ancillary equipment;
  • interconnection services, including terminating and transiting traffic from South African mobile operators, as well as from international operators and transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations;
  • fixed-line data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) services, packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services;
  • Data Centre Operations includes e-commerce, application service provider, hosting, data storage, e-mail and security services;
  • W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a 3G next generation network, including fixed voice services, data services and nomadic voice services;
  • mobile communication services, including voice services, data services and handset sales through our mobile brand called Telkom Mobile;
  • information technology services including converged communication, IT service solutions, application solutions, IT hardware and software and industrial technology service sales locally, in seven African countries, the UK and Dubai through Business Connexion Group; and other services including directory services, through Trudon (Pty) Ltd, wireless data services, through Swiftnet (Pty) Ltd.
  • Convergence is one of our key strategic initiatives in building a sustainable future for Telkom. We will lead the provision of converged services in South Africa in support of our mission statement: Seamlessly connecting people to a better life.