Cell C Deals, Specials & Catalogues
Cell C is South Africa’s third biggest mobile operator.
Cell C launched in 2001 as South Africa’s third mobile network operator and a challenger to established Vodacom and MTN that had been active in the market since 1994. The company was formed by. Saudi-based Oger Telecom and a BEE consortium, CellSaf, who each held a 60% and 40% stake, respectively. Cell C made a big splash when it launched, announcing its arrival with a quirky marketing campaign and cheaper pricing than its competitors. The new player quickly garnered customers, especially in the prepaid and youth ends of the market that the more established companies had paid less attention to. The strategy was one that Cell C revisited in 2012, when the company significantly dropped its call rates In an effort to gain further market share. This action kicked off a price war with its rivals and they followed suit. Cell C managed to gain more customers, but the tough competitive landscape, as well as infrastructure challenges that the company was facing, took their toll and made it difficult for Cell C to be profitable in spite of its higher user base.
With the growth in demand for data – and facing new competition from the Telkom-backed 8ta – Cell C saw an opportunity establish itself as the network offering the cheapest data packages and slashed its home and office broadband prices. By 2015, Oger Telecoms was looking to sell its stake and a deal was concluded in August 2017 with Blue Label Telecoms acquiring a 45% share for R5.5-billion and increasing the local ownership of Cell C to 86%. Products offered by Cell C include voice, internet and voicemail services. The company currently has an estimated market share of 16%, translating into an active subscriber base of 12.6 million customers.
Cell C ran a successful campaign featuring Trevor Noah from 2010 to 2012.
Fam, Ke Dezemba and anything goes… like double your data. #BoostYourSummer when you download and register on the Cell App. Buy a selected data bundle, starting from R29 for 200MB, and we’ll double it at no extra cost! #ConnectYourWay pic.twitter.com/nyMEi5tjOc
— Cell C (@CellC) December 21, 2018
MomConnect is the first and only national mobile health service for moms and already has 1.7 Million registered users! Moms can register for free on *134*550# to receive helpful info via SMS. Find out more https://t.co/rojDLoohVB pic.twitter.com/P7ENIR6NNw
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Technology Deals & Specials
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Today only! Get the ZTE 3G Pocket Router on SmartData 6GB at R199pm & get a 500GB External Hard Drive FREE! T&Cs Apply pic.twitter.com/Doy1AKk4u8
— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) December 2, 2016
The first 20 people to call 084 145 will get a Huawei P8 Lite on EPIC100 for only R149 + 5GB free data! T&C’s Apply pic.twitter.com/gcGBaTjx9N
— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) August 31, 2016
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It’s almost weekend-o-clock! ⏰ Lalela, YOU don’t want to miss this deal, Fam. Get 10GB for R99 or 5GB for R59 with our #GIGaMania one hour data dash open at 8pm to 9pm and #BoostYourSummer. Download the app & register or go to https://t.co/11crJiTjq1 #ConnectYourWay. T&C’s Apply pic.twitter.com/kHOF81Xf8t
— Cell C (@CellC) December 7, 2018
Want to make your cat famous? Send a pizza to London? Help plan your wedding? Or maybe you just want quotes for new tyres. If you had one request, what would it be? Tell us & you could win your share of cash and prizes! https://t.co/I9YqcqtTpN T&C’s Apply.#CHALLENGEGETMORE pic.twitter.com/XUbBNqmZT2
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— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) September 13, 2017
3x the value, 3x the fun with Babes’ crew. Tag 2 of your mates and tell us how you are living the #MegaBonus life using #MegaLife and stand a chance to win a 3GB data bundle! Washa! https://t.co/aaBL99LqTi pic.twitter.com/DhLomcO9wp
— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) December 27, 2017
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