Cell C launched its black data package in November 2017 allowing Cell C subscribers to stream or download content in the black entertainment platform launched by Cell C catering for both the local market and those that enjoy international content. This was actually designed to reduce the cost of having to download and stream content from the internet.
What is black data Cell C?
The black data plans were made specifically for Cell C users to enjoy the services of the streaming service BLACK. Black is a platform that offers its clients all-round entertainment by allowing its users to view video-on-demand by streaming. The service was designed to be diverse, and it provides local and international content. It will include live streaming of five top European football club channels, and services like gaming, sports betting and ticketing. Customers can subscribe from as little as R5 per day and use prepaid airtime (which is a first in South Africa) in addition to debit/credit cards and vouchers to purchase content.
“This is about bringing more relevant content to more people in our country. And content can consume quite a large amount of data, which is why we are bringing various products at exceptional prices for consumers looking to access black via a mobile connection.”
“The cost of data has often been cited as a barrier to entry for customers wanting to stream or download content using their mobile data. The Black Data products will address this challenge. Customers can access data from as little as 1c/MB or R7.50 per GIG,” said Cell C Chief Executive Officer, Jose Dos Santos.
Black Data Prices
The black data Cell C prices actually vary according to the bundle you wish to pay for. There are a total of 9 Cell C black data bundle types. Cell C black data prices range according to the plan you choose. Some bundles get to last for 30 days while others last for 90 days and 180 days. Ideally, the more the days a package is set to continue the more you have to pay for them. Below is a list of the bundles, including their names, sizes and validity periods.
These prices are seen by most as affordable when compared to the costs of the cell service charges for its regular bundles. Normally the fees charged are:
|Bundle Name||Inclusive Data(GB)||Bundle Price (incl. VAT)||In Bundle Rate||Validity|
|1GB blackData||1||R30.00||R0.03||30 days|
|2GB blackData||2||R60.00||R0.03||30 days|
|5GB blackData||5||R150.00||R0.03||30 days|
|10GB blackData||10||R250.00||R0.02||90 days|
|20GB blackData||20||R399.00||R0.02||90 days|
|30GB blackDATA||30||R599.00||R0.02||90 days|
|50GB blackData||50||R799.00||R0.02||180 days|
|100GB blackData||100||R999.00||R0.01||180 days|
|200GB blackData||200||R1499.00||R0.01||180 days|
- 1GB – R149
- 2GB – R249
- 3GB – R299
- 5GB – R399
- 10GB – R599
- 20GB – R799
- 30GB – R899
There are also some other black data packages that are affordable.
How to use Cell C black data
- First, you need to have been registered on Black.
- You need to purchase the bundle. This can be done via the Cell C App or by dialling *147# on your Cell C line. You can also go to any Cell C store close to you to purchase it from them directly, and the Cell C black bundle will be loaded into your account.
- After the bundle has been loaded in your account, you can now make use of it.
- You can log into your account and start streaming or downloading whatever content you want.