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Re: [Debconf-discuss] trying to figure out vodacom prepaid plans and woolworth's at CPT airport .

On Fri, Jul 01, 2016 at 11:16:04PM +0900, Roger Shimizu wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 9:57 PM, Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> wrote:
> > On 24 June 2016 at 20:49, shirish शिरीष <shirishag75@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I tried to figure out vodacom prepaid plans ( I didn't register) just
> >> to have an overview of what sort of charges could I expect to pay.
> >>
> >> I went to http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/shopping/plans/plans?planType=Airtime%20plan&paymentMode=Prepaid
> >>
> >> and from details of the voice-only plans it seems the per minute
> >> billing is between R1.50 to R2.00 but couldn't find any deals for
> >> prepaid.
> >>
> >> People who are coming through CPT Airport and going to Woolsworth's
> >> could you share your experiences ? What prepaid deals (voice  or/and
> >> data) were being offered by the shopkeeper there ?
> >
> > Woolworths sells one type of Vodacom and one type of MTN sim card. The
> > Vodacom plan sold at Woolsworth is the Power Bonus plan. There's an
> > option to switch plans, but I'm not sure if that works in time for
> > DebConf. The card costs 1 rand.
> >
> > You should be able to charge your card at ATMs (not tried yet), or the
> > Vodacom website (it's very picky about which credit cards it accepts,
> > it does not seem to like mine). Or probably you could buy a card at
> > the woolworths and then buy an airtime charge thingy card at a Vodacom
> > store, but not sure (maybe woolworths even has some, idk).
> >
> > The cards are are near the cash register, in the middle of the room on
> > some kind of separating wall. So you'll find them if you just wait in
> > the queue and then look right.
> >
> > highvoltage also bought some pre-registered cards.
> Thanks for the info!
> I bought VodaCom SIM with 1GB data from Woolworths in CPT airport, for
> 1+149=150Rand.
> The resigter ppl of Woolworths asked me to activate the SIM at VodaCom
> shop, so went to the shop nearby, however VodaCom staffs are angry at
> me because I didn't buy from them, and said they can activate SIM card
> bought from them.

Alternatively you can get it activated near the venue. I just came from
doing that as the Woolworths at CPT had "network issues" and they could
not activate it at that moment.

I don't know the address of the place but is down from the venue in the

> I don't want to spend too much time on this, so I spend another 50Rand
> to get the same type SIM card on hand, just let them activate and
> charge the 1GB plan for me.
> So,
> - If you want to buy from Woolworths, remember to insist to activate
> the SIM immediately.
> - I have one spare SIM, if anyone need it, I can give it for free.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Roger Shimizu, GMT +2 Cape Town (in DebConf16)
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