Mobile phone operator Vodacom said a sharp drop-off in prepaid customers in SA resulted in an almost double-digit decline in its local customer base in its first quarter to end-June, when data use surged due to price reductions and Covid-19.

The number of SA customers fell 9.9% to 39.4-million, largely due to fewer prepaid connections in “the period of restricted movement”, the group said in an update...

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