But on a more serious note just to show everyone how bad it is here, in France the McDonalds fast food restaurants have free wifi for not only their customers but anyone who is close enough to access it that is faster than the maximum speed available in this country.
A typical way of making up a excuse would be to say that this is Africa, but that means nothing in the world of telecoms, a network is a network no matter where you live the network has basically the same cost needed to run no matter where you are because in the end its just some electro-magnetic waves, electrical pulses or a beam of light through a tube. The real costs come when ... um ... wait ... there are no real costs to it of course employees need to be paid but if you have 30 000 customers paying around lets say R300 for uncapped internet you do make a proffit, iBurst lies to you when they talk about advertising costs factored into your internet price, I mean how stupid can you be, advertising pays for itself you don't need to charge your customers hundreds of rands extra just to cover some 'advertisements'.
In the end don't let iBurst get away with this bad service many things are happening now that they say will be over soon or in a few years, this is unacceptable these things such as high latency and high costs should never have been there in the first place. When they say it'll be over soon don't compliment them you should say something like 'its about bloody time, I pay you for a reason.' because in the end we do pay them and therefore they owe it to us to provide a good service, something which we have not yet seen.
Some other things that need sorting out are things such as this, I read a forum not too long ago about people asking iBurst if they could get an extra 64kb/s on top of the current 64kb/s throttle once capped for the price of R150... Are we so pathetic that we would let a company take our money like that, we are supposed to be past ISDN and 56k speeds yet I see people every day willing to put up with it, people like this are enabling ISPs to charge this much for our internet, so please if you relay want prices to go down we are going to have to demand it instead of giving way to outright profiteering.
Once again I'll state this fact, in many countries internet is free, even parks have it so you can stream media during your morning jog and this internet is faster than what we have now, so that's free fast internet and we are paying R449 for slower than 1mb/s 3GB cap... I say unacceptable.