The new rules will come into effect on December 1, 2020.
It will require any SMS customer to pay at least $20 to $25 per month for the service, or $100 a month for those who opt for the $100 monthly premium.
VodafONE’s new plans will be cheaper than those of most other telcos, with plans starting at just $75 a month.
Some of Vodacom’s competitors, including Vodababy, are offering $10 to $15 monthly packages.
However, the carrier says that the new prices won’t impact the average monthly bill, and that customers can still save by opting for a Vodalone plan.
The company will also offer plans with cheaper prices that include unlimited calls, text messages and 4G data.