Telkom Simple for R369: Broadband and some free calls

Telkom launched its new Simple service, offering ‘Fast Internet & Free landline calls for R369’. Vodacom offers ‘100% Free Calls’ for next four months.

September 12, 2010
Telkom Simple for R369:  Broadband and some free calls

Cell C last week shook up the local broadband market when it launched its first ever broadband service at rates not seen before from any mobile operator.

Cell C’s 2 GB 7.2 Mbps and 5 GB 21 Mbps HSPA+ offerings – which are priced at R1499 and R2999 all inclusive respectively – undercut their competitors in the South African broadband arena.

Telkom in turn launched its ‘Telkom Simple’ service, offering subscribers the following for R369 per month:

  1. DSL384 Internet access
  2. 1 GB of monthly data
  3. Analogue line rental
  4. Free landline calls after hours and on weekends
  5. Free phone line and ADSL installation

The following table provides an overview of the increased value proposition from Telkom:

  Line installation ADSL installation DSL384 Access + 1GB data Free After hours calls (Closer 2) Total monthly cost
Telkom Simple Free Free Included Included R369
Standard R491 R627. 63 R199 R170 R369

The new ‘Telkom Simple’ service is therefore not really a new service with monthly discounts, but rather a re-packaging of the company’s Do Broadband Level 1 service and Closer 2 call bundles.  The company did however remove the barrier of entry by making analogue line and ADSL installations free.

Vodacom offers ‘100% Free Calls’

Telkom is however not the only company punting a new service offering.  Vodacom is advertising its Yebo4Less 100% Free Calls promotion.

This service is available to Vodacom Prepaid and Top-Up customers, and offers subscribers ‘up to 100%’ discounts on calls made during off-peak times.

The Yebo4Less service is similar to MTN Zone – a PayAsYouGo price plan which provides users up to 100% discounts on calls and SMSs to MTN numbers.

Telkom Simple << is it a good deal?

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Which smartphone do you have?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

What’s next for the smartphone?

Nokia X Android smartphone range

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months

Online anonymity: a prized possession

Privacy

Internet use has come full circle, with anonymity becoming prized after years of personal info being shared online, writes Alistair Fairweather

Blocking Islamic State’s online propaganda – good or bad?

Information security privacy password hacking crypto

Before considering whether blocking content damages democracy – it would – instead ask who stands to gain

SABC COO to appeal court-ordered suspension

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is appealing the Western Cape High Court order on his suspension, the public broadcaster reported on Friday

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)