Cell C Switches on Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp

Cell C today brings much needed data connectivity to the academic city of Potchefstroom, with coverage extending as far as Klerksdorp in the North West Province

September 27, 2012

Cell C today brings much needed data connectivity to the academic city of Potchefstroom, with coverage extending as far as Klerksdorp in the North West Province, with the launch of its 3G network using HSPA+ technologies.

The two small towns follow the launch of the network in Mafikeng, which was the first city in the province to enjoy high-speed data connectivity from Cell C after years of being considered an underserviced area.

“The roll-out of our network in the province confirms our commitment to bringing connectivity to all South African. Since our launch we have brought access to all the major cities and have deployed 3000 base stations across the country,” says Karin Fourie, Cell C’s Executive Head: Communications.

The company is aggressively rolling out its network by adding between 120 and 150 base stations countrywide on a monthly basis.

As part of Cell C’s drive to bring Internet access to those that have traditionally been without, Cell C will also connect underprivileged schools in the area. The company has identified Tlokwe Secondary School in Ikageng Location as a beneficiary to receive much-needed internet connectivity for their computer lab. They will join Lapologang High School, Kebonang Secondary School in Montshioa and Montshioa Town Clinic, which were connected by Cell C just over a year ago.

Customers hoping to benefit from the launch promotions in Potchefstroom should visit the Cell C Store in MooiRivier. For further details customers can visit any Cell C participating outlet or our website for great deals.

Cell C recently introduced a range of new voice and data products aimed at simplifying and making mobile services more affordable for the South African consumer. With the launch of 99c For Real, Cell C slashed prepaid rates by more than 34% and the company’s new Straight Up contract packages help customers chose the simplest offer on the market. Customers with friends and family abroad will also benefit from Cell C’s unprecedented rates for international calls, including the 99c rate to more than 50 countries.

“Cell C isn’t finished yet. The mobile consumer in South Africa has and will continue to benefit, and so will South Africa as a whole,” concludes Fourie.