Cell C vs Rain – Fixed-LTE packages and pricing

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Cell C vs Rain – Fixed-LTE packages and pricing

Axxess has launched new fixed-LTE packages which run on Cell C’s network.

The LTE services are priced to take on Rain’s LTE packages and are resold through ISPs – as Rain’s are.

Rain and Cell C have have both partnered with Internet Solutions for the distribution of the products to service providers such as Axxess, Afrihost, MWEB, and Webafrica.

Currently, only Axxess has confirmed it will sell Cell C’s fixed LTE services.

Pricing

While the basic prices of Rain’s packages are the same among all ISPs, the providers differentiate themselves by offering promotions and value-added services.

Afrihost offers Rain subscribers a free Huawei B315 router, a discount on a Huawei B618 router, or up to three months free if you don’t take a router, for example.

Vox offers one month free on SIM-only Rain data deals and a discount on Vobi, its uncapped voice-over-IP product.

With Cell C’s fixed-LTE services, Axxess is offering free delivery, and your activation month free on SIM-only deals, a free Huawei B315 router, or a discount on the Huawei B618 router.

The tables below show how the prices of Rain and Cell C fixed-LTE compare. Router and activation promotions are not taken into account.

Package comparison

(Not all Rain packages shown.)

Cell C vs Rain LTE
Cell C LTE Price Rain LTE Price
Cell C LTE 50GB R349 Rain 55GB R549
Cell C LTE 100GB R530 Rain 85GB R799
Cell C LTE 200GB R845 Rain 220GB R1,349

Per GB price comparison

Per GB – Cell C vs Rain
Package Price Price per GB
Cell C LTE 200GB R845 R4.23
Rain 330GB R1,599 R4.85
Cell C LTE 100GB R530 R5.30
Rain 220GB R1,349 R6.13
Cell C LTE 50GB R349 R6.98
Rain 120GB R999 R8.33
Rain 85GB R799 R9.40
Rain 55GB R549 R9.98
Rain 25GB R299 R11.96

Top-ups

The packages also come with the option to top up your data allocation, priced as follows:

  • Rain – from R10 per GB
  • Cell C – from R13 per GB
  • Coverage and speed

    Unlike fixed-line broadband services, guaranteed download and upload speeds are difficult to promise on fixed-LTE packages.

    The speed a user obtains is dependent on the coverage of the service provider and congestion on the network.

    Axxess, which sells Rain and Cell C fixed-LTE packages, advises users to check the appropriate coverage maps before signing up for a product.

    The ISP also gives the following speed guidelines for the LTE packages.

  • Rain – 10Mbps-50Mbps download
  • Cell C – Up to 69Mbps download
  • No traditional data bundles from Rain Mobile

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