Vodafone Uganda offers new uncapped, shareable data bundles, stops offering 50MBs

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Vodafone Uganda has introduced a whole new data bundle lineup for the daily, weekly and monthly bundles that have everyone talking. They have also introduced what they call Add-on bundles, which we will explain in a bit. As we get crunching those numbers to work out how the new data bundles differ from the old, and whether or not you will be getting a good deal, we will meanwhile show you the new data plan.

Vodafone’s data Add-ons add more value to already existent bundles. At the moment this includes an equal data volume at a slightly lower charge. So for UGX 2,000 you pay for 100MBs of data, you can purchase an add-on for another 100MBs at UGX 1,700. A daily 400MBs going at UGX 7,000 allows you an add-on for UGX 6,000 giving you another 400MBs. This add-on business isn’t unique to Uganda however. A quick online search indicates that Vodafone has effected add-on data and call bundles across various regions where it operates.

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Under the new data plan, Vodafone also offers uncapped data speeds and sharing data bundles across multiple devices. This add-on data unfortunately is an orphan bundle. When your actual bundle expires, so will the add-on. Additionally, we are still not convinced this will indeed be uncapped data. From experience, terms and conditions often translates to the data getting capped after reaching a certain threshold.

We have also observed, that under this new arrangement, Vodafone has done away with the pocket-friendly 50MB bundle. This bundle cost UGX 1,000, a price people on the move were comfortable paying for light browsing. Therefore it’s baffling why Vodafone would get rid of it. To borrow a popular Luganda phrase popularised by Pastor Imelda Namutebi, Vodafone, akati teky√°yagala binnusu.¬†Those who can’t afford Vodafone’s new rates might soon have to look elsewhere if they want to access the internet.

New Vodafone Uganda Data Bundles including Add-ons

Data BundlePriceAdd-onWhat you get
Daily 100MBsUGX 2,000UGX 1,70024 hours validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Daily 400MBsUGX 7,000UGX 6,00024 hours validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Weekly 200MBsUGX 6,000UGX 5,0007 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Weekly 1GBUGX 20,000UGX 17,0007 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices
Monthly 500MBsUGX 20,000UGX 17,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 1GBUGX 35,000UGX 29,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 2GBUGX 50,000UGX 42,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 5GBUGX 90,000UGX 75,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 10GBUGX 125,000UGX 105,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 20GBUGX 220,000UGX 190,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 40GBUGX 330,000UGX 300,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices

Monthly 80GBUGX 450,000UGX 420,00030 days validity
Speed uncapped
Data bundle can be shared across multiple devices