Despite the ludicrous port prioritisation, capping, shaping, mishandling and general shoddiness of the product, I need 24 hour connectivity and I don't have very high bandwidth requirements.
I agree that Telkom's ADSL offering is ludicrous and expensive for what you actually get, but right now, it is the only affordable option (in comparison with their other products) that meets my needs.
I run a small office with 3 websites and international clientelle. I need to deliver real time customer service - respond to emails, update websites and generally be in contact during office hours. Up until now, I work 7pm to 7am when it is affordable to dial up! My internet costs are about to be slashed by half.
Consumerism pushed our ADSL rollout from May 2005 to October 2003. I will continue to campaign for a real ADSL/DSL implementation that is comparable to international offerings in South Africa. Telkom think they have shut me up by delivering ADSL early to the 032 exchange. All they have done is motivate me further to push for the DSL services we deserve at a price that is fair and equitable.
VIVA CONSUMERISM - DONT GIVE UP THE FIGHT!