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Mobile data competition heats up

4 Oct 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

"It is astonishing how wide a divide there is between Telkom and Cell C's out-of-bundle rates and Vodacom's (even Vodacom's revised rates). Although any drop in the out-of-bundle rate by any of the operators will be appreciated by consumers, consumers are expecting much more of a drop," says Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill-optimisation company Tariffic.
The operator's new Red and Smart offerings are more expensive than competitors', says Tariffic..
Tariffic says 11% of corporate cellphone contracts analysed have no usage on them whatsoever..
The JSE-listed company delivers a solid performance, buoyed by its mobile business and the consolidation of Business Connexion..

LTE broadband price wars escalate

10 Oct 2016 Internet
By Paula Gilbert

"Cell C's new LTE packages are very competitively priced compared to similar packages from Vodacom and MTN, but they are in line with Telkom's current LTE pricing," according to Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill-optimisation company Tariffic..
Data prices are on average 134% more expensive in SA than the cheapest prices among Brics countries, says Tariffic..
Cell C's new contract offers are incomparable to Telkom's FreeMe packages because they offer such a low amount of data, says Tariffic CEO Antony Seeff..
The bank's new unlimited calls package is cheaper than all others on the market, says cellphone spend-management firm Tariffic..
Tariffic CEO Antony Seeff is surprised Vodacom is the first to react to Telkom's FreeMe packages. .
The new deals from Telkom are the cheapest SIM-only contracts of all major mobile network operators, says Tariffic..
Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill-optimisation company Tariffic, says SA's cellular consumers' priorities are centred on the three s's, which are signal, service, and savings..

Best of both worlds?

12 May 2016 Features
By James Francis

Convertibles do better in this respect. Josh Miltz, a software developer at Tariffic and tablet-eschewing laptop guy, uses a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.
Most consumers are increasingly interested in saving money than staying loyal to a mobile operator brand, according to new stats from Tariffic..
The majority of people spend far more than they should on contracts that generally don't suit their needs, says Tariffic..
On a price comparison basis, the niche players are cheaper than the traditional network operators, making them very affordable for consumers, says Tariffic..

Telkom, Cell C switch places

23 Jun 2015 Telecoms
By Bonnie Tubbs

Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill analysis company Tariffic, says there have been some fundamental shifts in SA's mobile landscape recently. For one, he says, the network operators have moved their focus away from price.

MTN price hikes hit the most

17 Jun 2015 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Tariffic's second "perfect package" tracker finds both MTN and Vodacom's price increases were felt by consumers..

Contract customer loyalty shifts

2 Jun 2015 Telecoms
By Bonnie Tubbs

Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill analysis company Tariffic, says one of the reasons some people are electing not to upgrade their phone along with their contract every two years, is because phones do not change as much these days. "The iPhone 5, for example, is still a very practical phone for most people, even though it is now over two years old.
Antony Seeff, CEO of cellphone bill analysis company Tariffic, has scrutinised the seven Epic contract deals on offer to consumers who take up the buyout promo. He says the way the contracts are structured is "so incredibly confusing", and potentially misleading to consumers.
Tariffic CEO Antony Seeff says it is "interesting" Cell C is providing customers with a value card loaded with the buyout value. "This card will ultimately expire and may not be used for cash withdrawal, so Cell C is banking on a lot of ‘breakage' on customers who don't use the full value of the card before it expires.

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