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    Anyone getting Rain in Plett?

    Hi all A search for this came up dry, so I'm asking here if anyone is currently using Rain in Plettenberg Bay, and what's the performance like? If no Rain, what are the broadband alternatives? Fibre (I believe not there yet?), ADSL, LTE-A? TIA
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    Please do a MyBroadband speed test on Rain

    These tests would be more meaningful if the location was included.
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    Series [Please do NOT post any spoilers] - Episode IV

    Got the first 6 episodes already! That's my weekend sorted.
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    RAIN LTE-A: Speedtests

    LTE mobile has suddenly improved in Lonehill in the last few days. (seeing 16ms, 35mbps UL, 38mbps DL in daytime hours)
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    Rain Mobile Sim with Vodacom / Telkom routers

    Signal strength is probably even more important than the router model. I use Rain mobile with a B315 S22, and without a Poynting antenna the ping is >50ms, and downloads around 5mbps. With antenna ping ~16ms, DL ~35mbps. I should also mention that the ability to switch bands is important - in...
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    Please do a MyBroadband speed test on Rain

    Lonehill, Jhb Ping 16ms Download 37.5 Upload 34.8
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    Series [Please do NOT post any spoilers] - Episode IV

    Tried a search that didn't turn anything up, but yes it is old. Still watching season 1, and enjoying it.
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    Series [Please do NOT post any spoilers] - Episode IV

    Enjoying this - surprised I haven't seen it mentioned before.
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    Screw RAIN - B618 Router with Telkom LTE?

    Be sure to choose the right model? I have a B315 s22 and it can't pick up the 2300 band for Telkom LTE (1800 is okay though).
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    Gone with DStv

    Because it's easier to sell the decoder on Gumtree than sell an antenna.
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    Standard Bank systems are down today

    Standard Bank was slow to respond to complaints on Twitter that it's systems are down today. When they did, they told customers that problems were being experienced with online and app banking, but users quickly responded that they are also unable to make card purchases or draw cash at ATMs...
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    The highs and lows of running a blockchain startup in South Africa

    Oceans of content and knowledge, and the potential to solve the world's big problems. And then we have this, and Facebook. The Internet has found a new low.
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    South African Cinematography

    Not sure the cinematography is the issue here. We have world-class lighting and camera people, and the rest of the world is keen to come here and shoot commercials on ZAR budgets and weather. And believe me, commercials are way more finicky on the subtleties of lighting than most movies (you...