A smartphone user. Picture: Pexels
A smartphone user. Picture: Pexels

Tweeps rejoice as Data Must Fall gains real headway

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Dec 2, 2019

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On Monday, the Competition Commission announced that Vodacom and MTN need to cease ongoing partitioning and price discrimination strategies.

This comes after the ongoing demand from South African internet users for mobile carries to lower data prices. 

In its summary of findings and recommendations report the commission said all mobile operators must reach an agreement with the Commission within three months to offer all prepaid subscribers a lifeline package of daily free data to ensure all citizens had data access on a continual basis, regardless of income levels. 

Tweeps rejoiced about the ruling with many users wondering if the MTN users that relied on the mobile network's free Twitter promotions would be making a return to the platform. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/DataMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataMustFall pic.twitter.com/vvfLoJosek

— RationQ (@RationQ)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/DataMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataMustFall

— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/MTNza?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MTNzaand @Vodacom must decrease data prices or else face prosecution! This competition commission was sent by God! #Datamustfall pic.twitter.com/cqJGT0cLjz

— Matome Trevor (@trevor_mal)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/DataMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataMustFall

Does that mean our warriors who left twitter becoz of high data prices will come back ...?😇 pic.twitter.com/yyT0zI4iz7

— Somafashion 🇿🇦 (@Emma_Tsebe)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/datamustfall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#datamustfall

— Lungelo (@LungeloSisho)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/DataMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataMustFallfight ,We now coming for DSTV!!!! SIYEZWANA! #DStvPricesMustFall pic.twitter.com/v2tdHglsCC

— zwelihle (@giraffemob)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/DataMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataMustFall✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/bRVAKdXoYb

— Lindo Myeni — TwittaNerd™ (@LindoMyeni)

IOL

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