AfriFoon – South Africa’s newest, Afrikaans-only Cell C provider which is enabled by GloCell – will launch locally on November 16th.
For a country with 11 official languages and an amazing, diverse society, South Africa’s telecommunications space predominantly functions in English. That’s why AfriFoon, a new cellular service provider which is enabled by GloCell, will launch on Cell C’s nework on the 16th of November.
AfriFoon aims to promote the ‘sustainable delivery of services in the technology sector’ exclusively in one of South Africa’s official languages – Afrikaans.
AfriFoon will hence use Afrikaans in all of its marketing material, and will conduct its correspondence, sales transactions, and service in the language as well.
The new cellular service provider will offer Cell C’s device deals, data packages, and SIM-only offers with GloCell as the chief provider. AfriFoon’s offers will hence include GloCell’s standing cash-back offer on Cell C’s Pinnacle contracts.
Packages include Cell C’s Pinnacle 250, Pinnacle 400, Pinnacle 600, Pinnacle 1000, and Pinacle Unlimited plans. Cash Back Postpaid offers stand at R3000, R4000, R5000, R7000, and R10,000 respectively, while Cash Back Top-Up offers stand at R1500, R2000, R2000, R3500, and R5000 respectively.
AfriFoon joins other Afrikaans networks such as BokSel. BokSel was launched earlier this year by Bok Radio, a Cape Town-based Afrikaans radio station. Similarly to AfriFoon, BokSel offers its website and services exclusively in Afrikaans and makes use of Cell C’s network infrastructure.
What are your thoughts? If a network provider launched in your language, would you shift to it as opposed to using core Vodacom, Telkom Mobile, Cell C or MTN services in English? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!