R2K URGES PUBLIC TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST DATA PRICES

JOHANNESBURG – Lobby group Right2Know is urging South Africans to join their campaign as they continue to fight for affordable data prices.

The advocacy group has welcomed the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa) intervention but are disappointed that the prices of data were not cut.

Icasa announced last Thursday that network operators should start allowing cellphone users to continue to use their unused even when the expiry date has passed. Networks must also alert user’s when their date usage is at 50%.

Busi Mtabane spokesperson for Right2Know said they will continue to fight for the right to communicate.

“We are now calling for universal basic uncapped internet access. We believe that a 2G network should be free and uncapped and so we continue with that and our demand for free SMSs is still three.”

Photo Credit- The South African

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