Yebo4Less Prepaid and Yebo4Less Top Up – Yebo4Less 100% Discount

From 12 September 2010 to 9 January 2011 Yebo4Less Prepaid and Yebo4Less Top Up customers get up to 100% FREE Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls or 99% off Vodacom-to-any-network calls during off-peak times!

Get more value for less with Yebo4Less up to 100% FREE calls promotion.

As a Yebo4Less Prepaid or Top Up customer, you get up to 100% FREE Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls and up to a 99% discount on Vodacom-to-any-network calls during off-peak times!

Get more value and bigger savings with Yebo4Less. Change your Vodacom Prepaid tariff plan for FREE now to a Yebo4Less plan with FreeChange – call 1181 and from 12 September 2010 to 9 January 2011 you could pay nothing for Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls or as little as 1% for Vodacom-to-any-network calls during off-peak times, depending on your location and the time of day.
Learn more

With the Yebo4Less 100% Discount promotion you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! As a Vodacom Yebo4Less Prepaid or Top Up customer, you can make Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls for free during off-peak times, Monday to Friday including Weekends (8pm to 7am). Make off-peak calls from your Vodacom cellphone to any other network, including MTN, Cell C, Telkom, Neotel or Virgin, and Vodacom gives you up to a 99% discount!

With the Yebo4Less 100% Discount promotion, you just can’t lose because you get more value and bigger savings.

* No subscription charges
* No minimum recharge value required
* Get up to 100% discounts on Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls, off-peak
* Get up to 99% discounts on Vodacom-to-MTN, Cell C, Telkom, Neotel or Virgin, off-peak

Get Yebo4Less 100% FREE calls
As a Vodacom Prepaid customer dial 1181 FREE to change to Yebo4Less. As a Vodacom Top Up customer, simply contact or visit your Service Provider to activate Yebo4Less.

Check for Yebo4Less 100% Discount calls

To check your Yebo4Less 100% FREE calls on your cellphone, switch on the Cell Broadcast / Cell Info display. Once activated, you will receive alerts whenever FREE calls fall into the discount area and off-peak periods.

Manually check Yebo4Less 100% Discount calls and press *111*444# to receive a pop up notification.

Get Yebo4Less 100% FREE calls at absolutely no charge to you. There is no subscription charge and no minimum recharge value required. However, the promotion is not applicable to customers with a zero balance in their Prepaid account.

For further assistance, please call Vodacom’s dedicated Contact Centre on 111, free from a Vodacom cellphone, or 082 111 from any other phone
Terms and Conditions

To avoid any misunderstandings, please take a moment to read these important terms and conditions

By subscribing to the Service (“the Service”), you agree to the following terms and conditions:

* The Service “Yebo4Less 100% Free calls promotion” is available to Vodacom customers only.
* The Yebo4Less 100% Free calls promotion will run for a period of six weeks from 12 September 2010 at 00h00 to 09 January 2010 at 23h59.
* Only Vodacom Prepaid and Top Up (Top Up 99 and Top Up 199 only) Yebo4Less customers can benefit from the Yebo4Less 100% Free calls promotion.
* The 100% discount is applicable to voice calls only (excluding SVS, reverse charge, conference calling, premium rated calls, international calls, calls made while roaming on an international network and data calls).
* The 100% discount on the Service apply to off-peak, on-net (Vodacom-to- Vodacom) voice calls only and up to 99% discount will be applicable off-net (Vodacom-to-Other Networks).
* Yebo4Less 100% Free calls promotion will not be applicable to customers with a zero balance in their prepaid account.
* All data services are excluded from discounts (SMS, MMS, USSD).
* Fax printout, message forwarding, through connect and reconnect functionalities don’t qualify for the discounts offered on the Service.
* In order to view the discounts on the cellphone screen, customers have to activate Cell Broadcast / Cell Info display on their cellphones. NOTE: The % discount will replace the area info, so customers will not be able to view their area info.
* If a customer is on the Vodacom 3G network, you will not receive the Cell Broadcast due to 3G network configuration restrictions.
* Customers can dial *111*444# to find out what the current call discount is for the particular area they are in at that time.
* Valid from 12 September 2010 – 9 January 2011.
* Discounts valid for Yebo4less Prepaid and selected Top-up customers
* Discounts are time and location dependent.
* Valid during off-peak and for Vodacom-to-Vodacom calls only


1. Vodacom will use its best efforts to secure the uninterrupted supply of the Service, and will take all reasonable steps to correct any error, omission or mistake in the Service.

2. Vodacom will under no circumstance be liable for any error, delay, failure or nonavailability of the Service, and are indemnified against any damage or loss you may sustain as a result of the aforesaid.

3. Vodacom reserves the right to modify or discontinue either temporarily or permanently, the Services with or without notice. You agree that Vodacom shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Service.

4. Vodacom has the right to change or modify these terms and conditions at any time with the method of notice determined by Vodacom

YEBO4LESS to rival MTN Zone

The battle between the cellular giants in South Africa continues. This past weekend, Vodacom launched YEBO4LESS which seems to rival MTN’s Zone offering but as with an competition, Vodacom have gone a step further than MTN. What YEBO4LESS and MTN Zone virtually do is; callers get discounted call rates depending on where they are making their call from with regards to the amount of ‘traffic’ in use on the network based on their location. So lets say I am in an area with very little network traffic, my phone call will cost a lot cheaper than if I were in an area such as the CBD where there is a lot of ‘traffic’ on the network.

MTN were the first to introduce this offer a couple of months ago and it has been highly successful for them with quite a number of subscribers opting for this offer. But when MTN launched this offering, the discount was only for MTN to MTN calls. Now Vodacom has come to the party and introduced a similar offering to MTN but now Vodacom have gone a step further and have also introduced a discount offering not only for Vodacom to Vodacom calls but also to calls from Vodacom to other networks in South Africa.

From the face of it, it looks like Vodacom’s offering is much better than what MTN were offering. It would not surprise me if MTN decide to also offer discounted calls from MTN to other networks in order for them to compete with Vodacom.

The cellular industry in South Africa is very competitive with the two giants, Vodacom and MTN aggressively competing against each other for subscribers. Cell C is not as a big force as these two, which is understandable considering the resources the big two have. Cell C came in with an offering about a year ago where they introduced the ‘talk for free’ offering where Cell C subscribers can call each other for free over the weekends. There was a lot of buzz about this at the time with many thinking that Vodacom and MTN would introduce something similar to their subscribers but that never happened. One then has to ask the question, “Why didn’t the big two introduce something similar to Cell C’s talk for free on weekends?” The most logical answer would be that such an offering was potentially loss leading and the big two saw no value of such an offering whereas Cell C are so desperate to increase their subscriber base that they may have been forced to offer a loss generating campaign in order to try increase subscribers.

For now we just have to wait and see what the introduction of Vodacom’s YEBO4LESS will do to the market. I am sure it will be well received as it is only available to prepaid customers and they are the ones who make up the bulk of Vodacom subscribers. In the current economic climate we are in in South Africa today, any form of savings and a discount will be greatly welcome by the consumer.


Welcome to Yebo4Less

With Yebo4Less you don’t have to wait forever to make that call. Vodacom now offers all Vodacom Prepaid customers a chance to talk whenever the moment strikes, by offering you massive call discounts, depending on the time of day and your location.

With Yebo4Less, you can now get discounts of up to 99% off calls to all networks. Additionally, you also get a guaranteed minimum discount of 50% off calls made during off-peak times, to any number! You only pay for what you have to say – with Yebo4Less per second billing applies.

All you need to do, to take advantage of the variable discounted call rates, is to change to the Yebo4Less tariff plan via FreeChange. Call discounts get updated hourly and displayed on your cellphone screen, once you’ve setup Cell Broadcast – you’ll always know when to make that call and get talking!

With Yebo4Less you’ll experience massive call discounts on calls to any network!

Change to Yebo4Less

Change to Yebo4Less, by using FreeChange:

Dial 1181, free from your Vodacom Prepaid cellphone and you can change between any of the Vodacom Prepaid tariff plans once, every 30 days.

Alternatively, FreeChange is available via your MyPhone service. Dial *111# free from your Vodacom cellphone and press call on your cellphone, to access the MyPhone menu.

You will not lose any accumulated airtime credit when you move between different Prepaid tariff plans.

Once provisioned, a confirmation SMS will be sent to your cellphone, confirming you that you are now provisioned for Yebo4Less.

To be able to view the discounts on calls when your on the Yebo4Less tariff plan, ensure to:

Activate Cell Broadcast on your cellphone:
Step1: Go to ‘Settings’
Step2: Then ‘Network’
Step3: Choose ‘Cell info display ON’

Alternatively, select your cellphone make below and follow the easy instructions.

Should your cellphone make not be listed here, please refer to your cellphone user manual provided with your cellphone.


Dial *111*444# free from your Vodacom cellphone to receive the discount call rate available at a particular time in a particular area.
Now you’ll always know when to make that call and get talking for less!