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    25 June 2015


    What is Vodacom Night Owl?

    Find out more about how to get FREE data to use between midnight and 5am with Vodacom Night Owl.

    Did you know that if you sign up for or upgrade to a 24-month data contract or add certain data bundles to your existing voice or data contract you get free data to use during off-peak hours?

    Called Vodacom Night Owl, it means you'll receive free data equivalent to the data bundle size you buy, which you can use between midnight and 5am. 

    For example, if you buy a MyMeg 500 you will get an extra 500MB of data free, or if you buy a MyGig 2, you'll get an extra 2GB free.

    Even if you buy a data bundle in the middle of the month, you will still get a Night Owl data bundle to the same value of the pro-rated data bundle. What this means is that the free data amount will be calculated according to the size of the bundle and the number of days left in the month. Night Owl data is valid for one calendar month and will expire on the last day of the respective month.

    If you have data-sharing SIMS, you can share the Night Owl data between devices.

    What can you do with your Night Owl data?

    So now that you know that you have all this free data to use, what can you do with it? 

    • Download and update your apps – Wake up early, or stay up late, and use your Night Owl data to download new apps and update your favourites via your phone's app store. 
    • Back up your photos – Use your free data to back up all your photos and other important documents. There are lots of free cloud storage options available. For example, as a Vodacom customer, you get 5GB free storage with the Vodafone Cloud App
    • Video call to friends and family – Use your free data to make video calls to friends and family in other countries using Skype or Facetime. This will work particularly well if your family lives in a different time zone. 
    • Game online – Connect with gamers from around the world and play online games during the off-peak hours. You'll be surprised how many other night owls are out there.

    How to check your Night Owl Balance

    There are three ways to check your Night Owl balance:

    For more information, call Customer Care on 082 155, FREE from a Vodacom cellphone.