The growth in the number of people who want to use cellphones has created much competition in South Africa’s communications industry. Such is the new R300 per month unlimited voice calling package from me&you mobile. Me&you mobile is a new mobile virtual network operator which runs on Cell C. The mobile virtual network was recently launched in South Africa with an introductory package that gives unlimited voice calls for R300 per month.
Unlike South Africa’s other network operators, me&you mobile decided not to launch with a physical presence in the country.Whether you’re signing up, topping up, changing any settings on your account, or blocking or swapping your SIM, everything is done online.
Information for RICA (proof of identity and address) is also supplied online. Registering, buying, and activating SIM from the me&you mobile website is quick and easy. The SIM is delivered two days after ordering it.
Me&you mobile online portal
The unlimited voice service ordered by the network operator also worked as advertised. The company placed numerous calls to numbers on various networks, some native to the destination network and some ported.
No calls were dropped during its tests until they reached the 30th minute of a call, as per me&you’s terms & conditions:
A user’s unlimited free calls only apply to calls of duration of less than 30 minutes each. Users will be charged for that portion of the call that is longer than 30 minutes, regardless of whether a user’s credit limit has been exceeded or not. A user may however cut a call before the 30th minute of the call and re-call the same number. The second and subsequent calls made in this manner will be free of charge.
Worth mentioning is that their tests were conducted in Centurion and Midrand. Before committing to any cellular product, the company encourages people to test network coverage in their area with a pre-paid SIM first.
Me&you mobile doesn’t require much commitment, though. All its deals run on a month-to-month basis, and it does not offer mobile phones – on contract or otherwise.
Besides the fact that the R300/month unlimited calling package is a solid deal, the online portal makes you wonder why we aren’t interacting with all our mobile networks this way.