Last year in December 2018 Telkom signed an extensive roaming agreement with Vodacom to roam on its 2G, 3G, and 4G networks in South Africa which include seamless handover technology. This new roaming agreement with Vodacom was done on 1 December 2018 and now will fully implement it by June 2019. By switching its roaming agreement to Vodacom, Telkom will have access to South Africa’s best network with the country’s widest population coverage.
What is Free Me?
Free Me is a kind of prepaid/postpaid mobile contract that lets you choose your monthly data allowance and gives you free calls, WhatsApp, messages and more.
You can select how much data you think you’ll need every month. Telkom have six options from 1GB per month to Unlimited. FreeMe comes with a whole lot of free stuff including calls. Every month you get 3,000 free minutes (FUP) to call Telkom mobile and landline numbers. If you go for the 20GB or Unlimited options, you will get free calls to other networks in South Africa as well.
- If you use Instant Messaging (IM) apps like WhatsApp, BBM and Viber, those are 100% free to use and it doesn’t cost you any of your data allowance.
- Also if you run out of Telkom-to-Telkom minutes, you can either make free calls via your IM app or use Telkom’s really low normal call rates.
- If you run out of data or anything else, all you need to do is buy a FreeMe bundle or some all-net minutes and reconnect instantly.
- You also have free access to free WiFi when you’re in any of their hotspots around South Africa.
Note that Free Me deals are for SIM-only contracts available on month-to-month and 24 months, but they are also available with the latest devices.
To purchase a FreeMe Voice Bundle you can dial *180# or visit the Telkom App.
Free Me Family
FreeMe Family is the best way to keep your family connected without the hassle of multiple phone contracts, bills, add-ons and upgrades. These deals comes in three different sizes: 30GB, 50GB and Unlimited. You need to decide how many people will be connected to your FreeMe Family plan. You automatically get four free SIM cards, each of which could power a device of your choice be it old or new. If you need more, or you’d like to add a new member, you can do so at any time by purchasing a new Multi-SIM for just R9 each.
Free Me Top Up
FreeMe TopUp is a data-based mobile plan that gives you the data you need to explore every corner of the online world, as well as free calls, WhatsApp, SMSs and more. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about what your bill will look like at the end of the month – if you reach your monthly limit, you can top up by buying any bundle that suits your pocket and controls your bill.
The big benefit of FreeMe TopUp is all the freebies. Every contract comes with free calls to all Telkom mobile and landline numbers, as well as free WhatsApp, Viber and SMSs. There’s also free WiFi waiting for you at any of our 5,500 hotspots across SA.
The 500 MB top starts at R70 and 10 GB costs you R405
FreeMe Best deals
With roaming on Vodacom’s 3G and 4G network set to be implemented, Telkom data users will benefit from improved coverage and fast data speeds. It offers customers improved network coverage and seamless roaming at no additional costs on their mobile packages such as FreeMe This makes Telkom’s FreeMe deals arguably the best in South Africa with a combination of “Telkom prices” and “Vodacom speeds”. The roaming agreement supports their data-led strategy and ensures that they are able to do this across the country. It allows all Telkom mobile customers to roam on Vodacom’s network in any part of the country. As said above Telkom’s FreeMe deals are available in a variety of options, including prepaid bundles that provide mobile data, free SMSs, free Telkom minutes, and free data for instant messaging and VoIP usage such as WhatsApp.
Remember these deals were at the time of writing and are subject to change. So click here for the latest free me deals