Mobile data rollout for July 2021

19 May 2021
19 May 2021

Mobile networks will start the next data allocations from Wednesday 23 June 2021. Telkom will only start rolling out data to their subscribers from Friday 25 June 2021. These roll-outs will take several days.

Students in res

Please note that if you are now in your res, you will no longer qualify for mobile data top-ups as you have access to UCT’s WiFi service – eduroam.

Please follow the instructions on the ICTS website to connect to this service.


Please opt out if you no longer require data

Despite the high cost of data, the university has been able to purchase data for students who don’t have access to online resources. However, if you already have access to these resources (e.g. via eduroam, WiFi at home, or you can afford to buy your own data), please opt out of receiving future data bundles from UCT. The more money UCT saves, the more students we can assist.

  1. Log on to PeopleSoft with your student number and password.

  2. Click the Biographic tab and in the Mobile Data Bundles section, select No.

Thank you to everyone who has already opted out.