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Thread: 1 Gig MWEB ADSL - Any good at all ??

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    Default 1 Gig MWEB ADSL - Any good at all ??

    Have searched this particular forum with regards to MWEB Adsl - picked up some serious negative vibes on MWEB ADSL.

    Currently investigating ADSL options for someone else (I'm a proud Vodacom HSDPA user ) .

    The person for whom I am looking does not require a 512 ADSL line - 192 will more than suffice.

    Huge cap is not required so a 1 Gig cap is also more than enough - anything over a Gig cap will be wasted.

    The reason I'm thinking of the 1 Gig MWEB ASDL thiny , is that the person would like to continue using his current MWEB email addy.

    He is currently a dial-up MWEB (actually former Tiscali) subscriber.

    Will be exclusively for home , not office , use.

    Is the MWEB support good enough to warrant a 12 month contract - did anyone else have positive (or negative) experiences with MWEB ADSL ?

    Vielen Dank !!

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    MWEB 1GB->R145, Webafrica -> R75, with carry over of unused bandwidth to the next month. That's a lot extra to pay just to keep an email address?

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    Contracts aren't a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax
    MWEB 1GB->R145, Webafrica -> R75, with carry over of unused bandwidth to the next month. That's a lot extra to pay just to keep an email address?
    Indeed. Webafrica support is excellent as well. Can do everything online. Very fast set up, and the fact that the bandwidth carries over is a real bonus if you are just going to be using the account for browsing.

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    It really depends on how much this person wants to keep their email address? Is paying about double the normal price for 1gb worth it?

    Otherwise there is nothing wrong with mweb adsl. i wouldnt sign a 12month contract, but thats up to you

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    Keeping the original email addy is essential .

    If the email addy is to change - then 20+ business entities should be notified of the email addy change .

    Really not in the mood to contact each and everyone entity and inform them about email change .

    One never knows - Goold old Murphy could strike unexpected

    Current dial-up phone bill is R2000 per month - dropping from R2000 to R415 per month is kinda interesting

    Many thanks all for input - much appreciated

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    It is not that difficult to contact 20 people and inform them of a new address. If you/they are that important to the business, they'll reply.

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    You could of course send 1 email to all the 20 businesses although if you feel like giving them a personal touch, phone them. It'll only take about 30min.

    And certainly take the WA option, don't give your business to MWEB
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    do not let mweb rip you off because of an email address

    thats the problem in this country everyone is willing to pay

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    You can pay mweb something like R10 or R15pm to keep a email address, or forward it somewhere else...
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    Get a Gmail account and set up pop3 and smtp on that, then it's basically your's for life. For something more professional you could register a domain and have your email address be something like xxxx@businessname.co.za
    No need to ever worry about email addresses when changing ISP's again. It's basically your choice:
    a) notify 20 businesses of change in email address, a process which should take at most 30 minutes to send out individual emails.
    b) drop trousers, bend over, rub lube, wait for mweb to satisfy themselves.

    WebAfrica prepaid is the best value for money because of bandwidth carrying over.
    Procrastination is like masturbation. It may feel good at first, but when you look at the task at hand, you're actually screwing yourself.

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    Set up your own domain. It will cost you less than the difference in one months 1 gbyte rental. In a business sense it also seems much more professional if you have your own domain name.

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    Sorry to jack ur post but how does one go about registering a domain? I'm a total noob at this.

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    http://www.co.za/ Your domain will cost you R50 per annum. You then have to host it yourself or get someoneone to host it for you. I have no experience of web africa, but I am sure that they will do it for you as part of your ADSL setup.

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