The debate about the internet bundle that suites your pocket is an interesting one. Though in our part of the world, we all agree that data offers are expensive, we can also all agree that some are more expensive than others. With these three networks being the major in Ghana, the question most people have asked me is “which one has the cheapest data offer in Ghana?”
Well, it depends on what you term as “cheap”. Even though I share a different view, most people look at cheap as “paying less cash”. So if that’s the yardstick for which we are going to judge the network among these 3 which offers the cheapest data offer in Ghana, we first have to look at what each offers (on a monthly basis).
Many users have accused the network for having expensive bundles but is that really the case? Let’s have a look at what they offer:
|Data Bundle||Price ( Gh¢ )||Validity (Days)|
With Vodafone, let’s look at two packages they offer. There is the normal Vodafone bundle and the Vodafone X offer.
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|Price (GHc)||Volume||Validity (Days)|
Gives you500MB for WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter and 1.2 GB Data for browsing. Plus free calls and SMS to everyone on X. All at GHC11.99 for 30 days.
X monthly plus
Gives you 700MB for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and 2GB Data for browsing. Plus free calls and SMS to everyone on X at GHC15.99 for 30 days.
Improved Xtreme monthly
Gives you 1.5 GB for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and 3GB Data for browsing. Plus free calls and SMS to everyone on X. All at GHC24.99 for 30 days.
Improved Xtreme plus
Gives you 2.5 GB for Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and 4GB Data for browsing. Plus free calls and SMS to everyone on X. All at GHC35 for 30 days.
Gives you 1GB data for daytime and 2 GB for night time. Plus free calls and SMS to everyone on X. All at GHC19.99 for 30 days.
Now, we move to the network that is mostly bashed on social media for poor internet services. AirtelTigo recently introduced bundles which do not expire. So there are no time limits. Let’s have a look at the data costs
Looking at all these, if I have GHC10 today, I can only purchase 300MB of data which will last a month on MTN. For the same period and cost, Vodafone is offering 550MB and if I can add just GHC 2, they will give me 1.2GB on their X offers.
Comparing the 2, Vodafone seems to be in a comfortable lead until AirtelTigo comes in. AirtelTigo, at the same cost without a time limit offers a whopping 1.5 GB. Looking on the surface of it (cash wise), AirtelTigo carries the day.
But if you are like me and you think the cheapest data offer in Ghana cannot only be determined by looking at the cash you pay for it but the value you get back from that cash, the story might be different. What if the cheapest is not the best? Well, if to you, paying less is all that matters, smile and go for AirtelTigo for they have the cheapest bundles you can ever think of.
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