In the "User feedback: Important" thread
One thing that needs to be cleared up, to those wanting static IP's. Think on it , you are asking for a stactic IP that is therefore in the diginet catagory, which naturally costs a fortune. Having a static IP at R900 a month is being silly, it defeats the whole point of every other telkom service and , I may be wrong here but I doubt it, no other county/service provider would be insane enough do give that to customers.
This is one of my major problems with ADSL, ISDN provides staic IP.
I had my ISDN lines upgraded to adsl, on telkom's advise, becuse the call cherges were so high (I suspect that the server was being pinged to keep the line open. But, as I have no proof, consider it as me being paranoid). When the line was installed my ISDN conection was down graded to Analogue and the Telkom tech said that as he didn't do servers I was on my own.
With no help from telkom, and no email for 4 days I discoverd that ADSL did not support eturn or smtp mail, due to the lack of a static IP address (availible with ISDN or Dialup). so in the end I had to upgrade my server, install new software and change my service provider, all of which cost more than the instilaton of telkom's recomended fix.
Again this was not stated up front, in fact I asked if it would work and was answered in the afermitive. Not in writing allas.