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25-07-2005, 09:45 AM
It looks like it's cheaper to use SkypeOut to make a call from Cape Town to Joburg in standard time; am I missing something?
From Skype site (per minute)..
South Africa ZAR 0.539 (ex VAT) ZAR 0.620 (inc VAT)
From Telkoms tarriff calculator..
Standard Time R 7.81 (ex VAT) R 8.91 (inc VAT)
25-07-2005, 10:35 AM
You are not taking the Internet connection into account for Skype. Although with 30GB at around R300, does it still count??
25-07-2005, 11:25 AM
no, that should be R0.8904 a minute plus the minimum charge of R0.89 (all inc. vat) for long distance standard time.
But it's still more than skype.
25-07-2005, 12:10 PM
i think that is why telkom is dropping their prices Telkom proposes price changes to ICASA (http://www.mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?p=255690#post255690)
I dont use Skype for local calls - if you compare the call quality of Skype (local calls) to that of Telkom, then its worth it to pay the extra few cents for Telkom...
I would love if Skype's calls to SA could come down, since if it does come down drastically, then it would be a better option. Call quality for international calls are excellent though, and at only 15c pm, its a real bargain.
26-07-2005, 08:31 PM
Arn't Telkom going on about how local calls are 'only' 16c pm during callmore time :D
Someone should show them skype ....
27-07-2005, 01:49 PM
anybody using skype box?
considering one to buy one.
it was about R100 on digital planet.