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Edu Mobile to target students with new MVNO in South Africa
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Edu Mobile to target students with new MVNO in South Africa

Edu Mobile to target students with new MVNO in South Africa

A new MVNO aimed at students, called Edu Mobile, is set to launch in South Africa in the next three months, according to founder Kyle Isaacs. He told Mybroadband.co.za that the MVNO is handling its own systems in-house, but declined to say which network it will use.

Its main package will cost ZAR 99 per month and offer unlimited web browsing, email and access to banking, social media and educational apps. Use of data-intensive services such as VoIP, streaming videos, downloading files and P2P transfers will be blocked, and speeds will be limited to 240-250 Kbps. A fair use policy of 1.2 GB per month will also supply, after which speeds are reduced to the end of the month.

Customers can purchase additional data bundles at faster speeds, which also support file downloading, P2P services, and streaming. No contracts are required, with customers able to cancel on a monthly basis. In addition, the company claims it will be the first mobile provider in South Africa to offer parental controls.


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