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Buy a Smartphone and Get Value Back In Data Terms and Conditions


The customer will be sent a message every 30 days to satisfy recharge criteria, if the customer meets the recharge criteria within that 30 days period he/she will qualify for the data allocation or else the allocation for that period is forfeited. At the first month of joining the promotion, customers must ensure to opt into the buy and get via USSD string.

When customers forfeit a month due to non-compliance of either opt-in/recharge criteria this does not extend the 12 months of the campaign.

1.  The Vodacom Buy and Get value and get smartphone retail campaign (the “Promotion”) will run from 08h00 on 01 August 2020 until 17h00 on 31 March 2021 (both days inclusive) (the “Promotion Period”).

2.  New and existing Vodacom prepaid customers (excluding Community Service and SIGI customers) can participate in the Promotion, excluding Post-paid and Hybrid/Top-Up customers (both new and existing)   (the “Qualifying Vodacom Customers”).

3.  Qualifying Vodacom customers purchasing a new and qualifying Vodacom issued device (the “Qualifying Device”), as per the below table in para 5(g), during the Promotion Period from a participating Vodacom Franchise or National Chain store (the “Participating Stores”), will be eligible to qualify for monthly data allocation, provided a Qualifying Vodacom Customer meets the following recharge criteria:

– For 3G devices, with R12, 00 every 30 days, for a period of 12 months; and for 4G devices, with R29, 00 every 30 days, for a period of 12 months, to redeem the free data bundle (the “Data Bundle”).  The Data Bundle is determined by the Qualifying Device, as per the below table.

– In addition to the Data Bundle, 4G devices qualify for an additional allocation of 1GB  YouTube data for the first three (3) months of purchasing a Qualifying 4G Device,  valid only for 7 days during each month.

Qualifying Vodacom customers will be eligible to qualify for the following benefit when participating in the Promotion:
a) A  Data Bundle is valid for  7 (seven) days from up to 72 (seventy-two) hours from the date of activation (there are recharge criteria);
b) The Data Bundle has a 12-month recurring cycle, i.e. customers will receive their data allocation once every month (to use the data for seven (7) days) and they will receive monthly allocations for twelve (12) months provided that a Qualifying Vodacom Customer meets the recharge criteria, as set out in paragraph 3 above;
c) The Data Bundle has a 12-month recurring cycle, i.e. customers will receive their data allocation once every month (to use the data for seven (7) days) and they will receive monthly allocations for twelve (12) months.
d) The Data Bundle size is dependent on the Qualifying Device;
e) Qualifying Vodacom customers need to opt into the Campaign on a monthly basis via USSD string *123*333# to retrieve the Data Bundle;
f) Customer journey:
Step 1 – Customer purchases participating device and inserts Vodacom SIM card.
Step 2 – Welcome SMS which notifies customers they are part of the promotion and should opt into a promotion with USSD details to claim the incentive.
Step 3 – Customer recharges with monthly criteria to qualify for the incentive.
Step 4 – SMS sent to the customer with USSD details to claim the incentive.
Step 5 – Customer dials USSD string *135*333# to opt into the promotion.
Step 6 – Incentive is allocated to the customer.

Below are the Qualifying Devices, validity periods, and data bundle sizes applicable to each particular Qualifying Device:


DeviceData allocationDevice Technology
HTC Wildfire E-Lite500MB4G
Vodacom Vibe 3G 2.8″  Network Locked150MB3G
Vodacom Vibe 4G Network Locked150MB4G
Vodacom Smart  Kicka 4 VE 16GB(Network Locked)250MB3G
Vodacom Kicka 4 Plus Network Locked250MB3G
Mobicel Glo Network Locked250MB3G
Tecno Pop 2 Mini Midnight Black NL250MB3G
Vodacom Aspire 5 LTE Network Locked + PowerBank500MB4G
Hisense U605 Gold Network Locked400MB3G
Vodacom Kicka 5 Network Locked500MB3G
Alcatel 1 Network Locked500MB4G
Tecno POP 2 Air Gold Bronze Network Locked500MB3G
Tecno Pop 2 X Air LTE Network Locked500MB4G
Mobicel Geo Network Locked (5.45″/LTE)600MB4G
Mobicel Ruby 5.45 Network Locked600MB3G
Hisense U962 Blue650MB3G
Mobicel Beam 5″ Network Locked500MB3G
Mobicel Beam MM Gold 5″500MB3G
Hisense U963650MB4G
Mobicel Ruby 5.45″ MM Unlocked600MB3G
Mara S600MB3G
Hisense Infinity E6 16GB Blue700MB4G
Hisense E6 Blue 16GB Network Locked700MB4G
Alcatel 1T 7 3G 16GB (Network Locked)650MB3G
Tecno Pop 2 X Aurora Blue LTE Network Locked650MB4G
Hisense U40 Titanium700MB4G
Lenovo E7 Android Tablet1GB3G
Nokia C2900MB 4G
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core1GB4G
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core 8GB MM1GB4G
Hisense Infinity E30 Lite Nebula Blue1GB4G
Hisense Infinity E30Lite1GB4G
Huawei Y5 Lite1GB4G
ALCATEL 3T 8″ 4G Tablet Metalic Black Standalone1.5GB4G
Alcatel 3T 8″ 4G Tablet (plus bumper case)1.5GB4G
Samsung Galaxy-A3 Core  16GB1.5GB4G
Hisense E40 Lite Green1.5GB4G
Huawei Y5p MM  (AG)1.5GB4G
Alcatel 1s1.5GB4G
Nokia 1.3 MM1.5GB4G
Mobicel X11.5GB4G
Tecno Spark 41.5GB4G

The Data Bundle offer will only be activated if the qualifying Vodacom customer exclusively uses the new or existing Vodacom Prepaid MSISDN (phone number) on the Qualifying Device purchased at a Participating Store.

Data may not be transferred, furthermore, data may not roll over into the next month.

Data allocated does not apply to data roaming.

Data allocated will not carry a separate out of bundle rate and the standard out-of-bundle rate specific to the customer’s prepaid price plan will apply for any out-of-bundle usage. Customers will receive an SMS notification once their data bundle is allocated.

5. This Promotion is only valid in Participating Stores during the Promotional Period.

6. The duration of the Promotion may be extended or curtailed at the discretion of Vodacom.

7. In the event of a dispute in regard to any aspect of the Promotion and/or the Terms and Conditions thereof, Vodacom’s decision will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

8. Neither Vodacom nor any other person or party associated with the Promotion, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors and any of its personnel involved in the competition, shall be liable whatsoever for any loss or damage incurred or suffered (including but not limited to direct or indirect or consequential loss), death or personal injury suffered or sustained arising from participation in the Promotion.

9. If Vodacom is required by law to alter or cancel any aspect of the Promotion or to terminate it as a result of changes in legislation, or for any reason whatsoever, it will have the right to terminate the Promotion being offered, with immediate effect and without notice. In such event, all participants hereby waive any rights which they may have against the Vodacom and its associated companies, agents, contractors and/or sponsors.

10. All information relating to the Promotion which is published on any marketing material will form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between such marketing material and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

11. These terms and conditions must be read in conjunction with the standard Vodacom standard T&Cs.