What is #datafree?

When an app or website is #datafree it means NO DATA is taken from your airtime or data bundle balance.

How do we do it?

We have arrangements with mobile network operators in South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia and Uganda so our advertisers can pay for the mobile data that you use.

These networks are MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom in South Africa; MTN and Airtel in Nigeria; and MTN in Cameroon, Zambia and Uganda.

Keep your mobile data turned on

To use #datafree apps you need to keep your mobile data turned on. As long as you are on a partnered mobile network operator (see above), #datafree apps will not use any of your airtime or data balance. Please note that other apps may use some data.

No airtime? No problem!

Try using a #datafree app or website when you have no airtime or mobile data bundle. It will still work!


If your have any questions about #datafree, want to know how it works or have problems using our #datafree apps, please contact feedback@datafree.co.

For more information about #datafree, how to get your apps zero-rated or business and media inquiries, please contact info@datafree.co.