Vaal cellphone users will soon be able to rollover unused data

VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle cellphone users will soon be able to roll over their unused data, as part of a set of new regulations announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The regulations are seen as a victory for millions of consumers who have for years been battling disappearing data and automatic out-of-bundle pricing. The regulations to be gazetted this week require companies to notify subscribers when their data falls below 50%, 80% and 100% depletion levels, to roll over unused data, allow transfer of data and prohibit service providers to charge out of bundle charges without the customer’s consent. Icasa CEO Willington Ngwepe said the regulations are in the public interest and will help users make informed decisions on how best to make use of their mobile communication, particularly users who are on pre-paid packages. Companies would be given 30-days to comply with the rules once the regulations have been gazetted. Icasa says a decrease in prices requires a more in-depth and detailed analysis so South Africa will have to wait a few more months.
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