Telkom has done nothing to encourage more people to sign up for fixed lines and done everything it can do discourage people from signing up for fixed lines.
How many more people can there be that are able to sign up for adsl??
sure population might be growing but is it the kind that are fortunate enough to actually spend +- R400 per month just for internet when they can be spending that to make ends meet just saying...
back in 1996 internet was for the fortunate was it not? it’s the same now days, even tho pricing is dropping, cost of living is higher, people need to live not surf the net...
and that is not including the cost of a pc, electricity usage...
Last edited by Keegan; 08-06-2012 at 11:08 AM.
Not surprising, probably has nothing to do with the "excellent service" they provide
As usual, the fancy adverts and reality do not match. Wonderful to call a number and order your service. The wait weeks or months for it to appear. Then get the brush-off when you inquire, or get cut off if you dare to complain.
Doubtless those in charge think everything is rosy and does not need fixing.
With Cell C moving at the pace it is, they're beginning to render fixed lines redundant in this country. Telkom will need some drastic changes if it wants to remain competitive. Indeed Vodacom and MTN should very well use Telkom as a case study when formulating their response to Cell C. Ignorance is most certainly not bliss in this case.
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Wonder what the figure would be if ADSL was offered as basic service without a land line.
I very seldom call someone from my Telkom line because I am normally calling a mobile number, and it is cheaper to call mobile to mobile than Telkom to mobile.
I think the time has come to seriously think about ditching my Telkom line, including ADSL, and use these subscription fees to subsidize a mobile data package. Mobile data is reportable faster than Telkom's ADSL so I score there as well. Latency may be a problem?
Telkom must think this is normal, otherwise we would have seen Telkom coming to its senses since 2000 with affordable pricing. A company driven by greed deserves to fail miserably, this is Telkom's selfmade destiny (with some help from its largest shareholder, the cANCer controlled regime).
I for one know how Telkom can increase its line-count: start laying fibre to everybody. Make it cheap. In ten years they will still have a monopoly! Nobody wants to steal fibre as there is no use for it (not copper).
Fixed line numbers are dropping....booo hoooo! What do you morons at Telkom expect. You have been treating your customers like crap for the past 20 years and ripping them off.
How come the exchanges are still so overloaded ?
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