Wi-Fi hotspot prices slashed

Wi-Fi hotspot provider Skyrove reduces pricing and creates a simpler pricing model

By - January 20, 2011
Wi-Fi hotspot prices slashed

Skyrove is well known for its 800 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, and the company has now announced that it has cut prices and created a simpler pricing model.

The previous pricing model charged subscribers a different rate per megabyte depending on location with access costs typically ranging between 30c per MB and 60c per MB.

Skyrove previously charged 60c per MB for hotspot access at hotels and guest houses, 40c per MB at cafes and restaurants and 30c per MB at student houses and apartment blocks.

“We felt this pricing was confusing and inconsistent, so we decided to make things simpler and cheaper,” said Skyrove CEO Henk Kleynhans.

The new pricing model means that Skyrove clients will purchase data bundles where the data will never expire.

The new Skyrove Wi-Fi hotspot prices are as follows:

  1. 100MB for R40 (40c per MB)
  2. 400MB for R120 (30c per MB)
  3. 1GB for R250 (25c per MB)
  4. 2.5GB for R500 (20c per MB)

Good news for existing Skyrove clients is that their credits will be converted to the new pricing packages without losing any value.

Skyrove competes directly against providers like WirelessG/G-Connect, and its new pricing makes them more affordable than most other operators in the market.

G-Connect’s normal Wi-Fi pricing is 49c per MB, higher than Skyrove’s pricing of between 20c and 40c per MB.

Internet Solutions’ high end data bundles with pricing of R250 for 3GB (8c per MB), R175 for 1GB (17c per MB) and R145 for 500MB (29c per MB) are cheaper than Skyrove, but the data lifetime is however only 30 days.

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