The Cell C WhatsApp Bundle allows you to access only WhatsApp for 30 days, the usage is unlimited and there are no hidden costs as you will have to purchase the bundle for R29. However, there is a limit of 1GB usage which in my opinion is more than enough and will never be depleted even if you view WhatsApp statuses, and sending pictures and videos. However, it’s best to keep checking the WhatsApp Balance by dialing *147#.
Whether you are an existing Cell C user or new, you can purchase and use WhatsApp bundles. It is best to know that when you reach your policy usage (1GB which is allocated on purchase) – you will then be charged from your own account of your current tariff plan.
From the purchase – you unlock all in-app features including sending and receiving texts, videos, files, voice notes, images, viewing friend’s statues, posting yours, etc, however, when you start accessing external articles, that will incur normal data charges.
To purchase WhatsApp Data Bundle all you have to do is dial *147# and choose option 4. Other options include logging to your Cell C Self Service portal or the Cell C App. You can also dial *109# or call 140 which is the Cell C’s official Customer Care line and request Cell C to be loaded into your account if you have enough airtime (R29) to do so.
With Cell C, you can send WhatsApp bundle gift to a friend, if you’d wish to do so, dial USSD *112*1# and select option 4. This option will allow you to select the Cell C number of which you’d like to gift the WhatsApp Bundle. You can add up to 5 friends to send this bundle to.
You can’t use WhatsApp Data Bundles for any outside usage – you won’t be able to access the internet with the WhatsApp Data.
According to Cell C, there are exclusions and they include MVNO, MVNE’s, Vitality, Community Payphones and LCR, BlackBerry operating systems earlier than BlackBerry 10, International roaming, Usage on WhatsApp Calling (VOIP), Bonus airtime cannot be converted to a WhatsApp Bundle.
If you wish to Cancel the WhatsApp data bundle you may do so by contacting the customer care on 140, and once purchased, it is non-refundable.
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