I have recently moved to Gauteng from Cape Town (sure, I know I'm crazy). I just moved into my new home in Fairland on the West Rand a couple of weeks ago, and have applied to have my Telkom service moved from Cape Town to the new place.
In Cape Town I had a 4,096 line which consistently out-performed that rating (!). I used Telkom only for the line, and purchased an uncapped service from Axxess. Total monthly cost came to just under R1,000.00 for fast, uncapped Internet. I generally use about 1 gig per day, due to the business that I'm in (TV production - and we upload/download a lot of footage between our offices, homes, etc.).
After applying with Telkom to move the service to my new home, I received an SMS saying that there is 'insufficient infrastructure in my area, and further investigations will be done'. I find this very strange, since the previous owners had Telkom ADSL installed... (Yes, I did try plugging in my router, but no ADSL detected on this line any more). I'm obviously fighting this battle with them, and hope to make some headway on that front soon.
But in the mean time, I have been wondering about alternatives...
My needs are for fast, reliable, uncapped Internet (or with a BIG cap, like 60GB or so). As mentioned, I now live in Fairland, on the West Rand, and would appreciate any advice. I don't mind spending a little bit more (up to R1,500 per month), and I don't need a land line for calls.
I get weak HSUPA signal on one side of my property, and nothing on the side where my office is (of course not!).