An affordable knowledge that ne'er expires, no contracts and no out-of-bundle rates – that’s what a replacement mobile network is providing South Africans because the entail knowledge costs to fall grows louder.

Launched on a weekday, 6 June, Rain could be a data-only 4G network operative in urban metros across African country. The company’s administrators are former FNB corporate executive Michael Jordaan and former FirstRand corporate executive Paul Harris.

Rain offers shoppers one set up wherever they’ll get free knowledge priced at R0.05c per computer memory unit equalling R50 per gig. Customers can solely get knowledge used at the top of a month. There are not any contract lock-ins, no bundles and no regular monthly fees. Knowledge can ne'er expire, and there are not any out-of-bundle rates.

Sign-up is obtainable on the Rain web site. Once registering, a Rain SIM is going to be delivered straight to a customer’s door, and they’ll receive free unlimited knowledge usage upon SIM activation.

While Rain doesn’t provide ancient voice services, customers are going to be able to create and receive calls on social media services adore WhatsApp, Facebook traveller and Skype.

Rain conjointly contains a vary of Huawei smartphones and MiFi devices that customers should buy together with their SIM cards. These vary from R1,580 to R4,700.