Vodacom unveils Google Play Store data bundles in South Africa




Vodacom has partnered with Google to offer a worry-free experience for its Android smartphone subscribers when accessing the Google Play Store in South Africa. Vodacom will offer exclusive Google Play Store bundles enabling customers to browse, download and update their favourite apps from the Google Play Store, without the anxiety of additional data costs. The partnership makes Vodacom the first mobile network operator to introduce such a package for subscribers.

Vodacom’s introduction of Google Play bundles allows smartphone users to access millions of apps of their choosing, improving accessibility allowing all customers to become a part of the digital revolution.

Zunaid Mahomed, Vodacom’s Group Digital and Fixed Officer, said: “Vodacom prides itself on being a leading digital telco that strives to offer innovative services, solutions and continuous value for all our customers. We’re extremely proud to be the first telco in the world to offer Google Play Store bundles, enabling our customers to connect to the apps they love on the Google Play Store on the Vodacom network. As we continue our pricing transformation journey, we have set our sights on reducing the barriers to access the Google Play Store by introducing bundles that will simplify the process for consumers and translate to savings in data spend in the process. Our goal is to play an active role in enabling customers to fully optimise their smartphone use and connect today for a better tomorrow.”

The Google Play Store is a global online store to find, enjoy, and share one’s favorite apps, games, movies, music, and books on all your favorite Android devices.

“We are pleased to support / facilitate Vodacom’s data users to browse, download and update their favourite applications and games from the Google Play Store without having to worry about their data balance. This is an important step in providing affordable access to the Google Play Store to data conscious smartphone users.” says Mariam Abdullahi, the Director of Platform Partnerships, Android and Play at Google.

By purchasing a Google Play Store bundle, Vodacom customers will benefit from:

Bundle Allocation Validity Price
200MB Google Play Store Data 200 1 Day R5
250MB Google Play Store Data 250 3 Days R15
500MB Google Play Store Data 500 7 Days R29
1GB Google Play Store Data 1GB 30 Days R55
  • Control and worry-free access: Customers will now have more control over their Google Play Store data consumption, and will be able to connect and engage with the most up-to-date apps – without having to worry about experiencing bill-shock.
  • Cost saving: Customers will save on data costs linked to updating or downloading the latest apps, as the bundle prices have been reduced.
  • Always connected: Customers will not need to wait to download or update essential apps. The bundle purchase will be instant and can be consumed immediately, ensuring that customers are always connected to what is important to them.

To get the Google Play Store bundle, Vodacom subscribers have to  SMS “Googleplaystore” to 31118 and select an offer best suited to them.

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