Young up-and-coming IT company VTime Airtime is the first virtual airtime company to make Vodacom Broadband Advanced data bundles available online via internet banking and EFT. This service was promised to be up and running by 1 July 2010, but was launched 3 weeks ahead of schedule on 10 June 2010.
Vodacom’s recent price cuts on their Broadband Advanced data packages have been welcomed by many. Broadband Advance is now cheaper, it offers higher speed than Broadband Standard (up to 7.2 mbps) and the in- and out-of-bundle rates are the same price. This makes these data packages quite attractive and beneficial to the frequent internet user. Unfortunately, until now, Vodacom Broadband Advanced data bundles could not be bought directly via online mechanisms.
Prepaid and Top Up customers often complain about the schlep of converting vouchers and airtime to data bundles via a cellphone or vodacom4me. Subsequently innovative companies like VTime Airtime introduced Data Direct – Vodacom Broadband Standard data bundles recharged pinless and direct to your modem SIM. The Data Direct recharge mechanism basically involves making an EFT payment to VTime and receiving an SMS to inform you that your modem SIM has been recharged with the paid for data bundle.
Competitor companies that also sell data bundles directly via an online mechanism, operate with a credit card system and they currently sell only Vodacom Broadband Standard data bundles. Although there is a perception that all the banks sell data bundles, FNB is in fact the only bank that recharges Vodacom Broadband Standard data bundles pinless. VTime’s newly expanded Data Direct service makes them the first virtual airtime provider to sell Vodacom Broadband Advanced data bundles pinless and direct to Prepaid and Top Up customers.
VTime Airtime pledges airtime and data bundle recharges that are easy, effective and delivered within 15 minutes. Currently you can purchase airtime, Broadband Standard data bundles and Broadband Advanced data bundles pinless and direct to your cellphone or modem SIM. This makes VTime Airtime the only online service provider where ABSA, FNB, Standard Bank and Nedbank clients can buy Broadband Advanced data bundles online via EFT. Visit www.vtime.co.za to find out more about this rapidly expanding company.