Universe e-Learning app data usage now zero-rated at UCT, Wits on Telkom, MTN & Cell C.

Telkom, MTN and Cell C have announced zero-rated data usage for students to access their online course content and resources on their networks. This also includes data usage on our mobile e-learning app, Universe. We are currently aware that UCT & Wits data usage is zero-rated, but networks will be rolling out to other institutions on the coming days.

We welcome cellular providers’ response to the #FeesMustFall protests and have reached out to networks to see how they could further help to provide equal access.

The team at Tiger Bytes supports the call for free, decolonized education. We have also been critical of universities’ dealing with the situation and the pitfalls of ‘blended learning’ in the current state of online and mobile learning in higher education institutions in South Africa and worldwide. We will continue to provide access and update students as soon as possible.