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    Buying an EV in South Africa

    Well, bit the bullet and got the I3. Should have it later today if all goes well...
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    Do you use the Post Office?

    Only by mistake if something unintentionally get shipped there.
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    Buying an EV in South Africa

    Chargers are not that expensive: https://www.evcharge.co.za/zencar-fast-portable-639541.html?cat=56806 This actually just supplies power to the car, the battery charger is built into the car itself. That is a 7kw charger, more than sufficient to charge all available EV's here. Also uses plug...
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    Buying an EV in South Africa

    I need to replace my current car around January and I really wanted to buy an EV. I have access power both at work and at home with the solar I have installed, which means I can basically charge for free and my commute is around 30km per day with around another 30km running errands. An EV would...
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    FNB App (iPhone) - Lates update forces use of a weak password

    This security feature now affects lastpass on desktop as well. This is going to seriously suck as I have to use a less secure password. No way I am going to memorise my 20 length password from lastpass.
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    Cool Ideas / Openserve Fibre - Poor Upload Speeds on TP-Link Archer C20 V4 [resolved]

    Cool ideas have a thread under ISP's. They are pretty good to respond on queries there. Not sure about their support turn around. May take a few days to locate the problem.
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    Test your broadband speed, rate your ISP, and win prizes worth R5,000

    ISP: Telkom Internet Ping: 21ms Download: 43.69Mbps Upload: 7.32Mbps Test your speed: http://speedtest.co.za testmy.net: :::.. Internet Speed Test Result Details ..::: Download Connection Speed:: 10390 kbps or 10.4 Mbps Download Speed Test Size:: 43.1 MB or 44160 kB or 45219840 bytes Download...
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    Telkom and the 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps upgrade

    There was something on MyBB news a while back. Telkom is discontinuing 4mb lines and upgrading everyone to 10's. I suspect it will take a while, as does everything they do.
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    The gamer's long wait for Fibre - A rollout road map would be appreciated.

    Register your interest on all the websites for the open access fibre providers. Check with neighbours and help them load their interest. Post on community whatsapp and facebook groups to get support. Start your own support group on MyBB and have a post for your area. Assist people loading their...
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    SADV Installation Feedback/Progress for Estates/Complexes

    Yeah, SADV are not too bad. Installation is slow, but that is mainly due to poor planning and project management of the contractors they use. Going for the cheapest quote and limiting your installers to a R10k per house connected install fee may save you money on getting the fibre rolled out...
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    SADV Installation Feedback/Progress for Estates/Complexes

    Looks like our install will finally be done by the weekend. They are splicing the last few joints and have started testing. Handover should be early next week. Then SADV have their standard 3 weeks of testing and provisioning, so installs should start in January. *fingers crossed*
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    How long would you say till we go live?

    I'll cling to that small sliver of hope that it happens before, but I won't hold my breath.:cautious:
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    How long would you say till we go live?

    My fibre have been in the box and spliced for around 2 weeks. I had a rehabilitation issue, so I managed to get hold of the project manager here. He indicated that the build is finished except for 3 road cuts, but it will only be live in January, since they haven't started provisioning and that...
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    How long does it take for fibre to get installed in a area?

    SADV had been busy here since beginning of august. Expecting it to go live mid December. Vuma started on another area I have interest in in October, expected date to go live is also mid December. It varies from operator to operator. Somewhere between 3 and 8 months I guess. More than 5 months...
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    Vuma vs SADV comparison on installation

    In one of my premises we have SADV installing a network and at the same time at another premises we have Vumatel. Differences in build and construction: SADV's contractors are not as organised as those of Vuma. I expect this is to do with experience, as Vuma has built quite a few more networks...
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    SADV - Remove Calix router and use GPON SPF in Mikrotik

    The fibre network will not allow you to install any equipment on their side of the ONT(Optical network terminal). The ONT is mandatory, as it forms part of their network. It has a normal network port, where you plug your cable in to. From there, you can install any equipment you want. There are...
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    SADV - Remove Calix router and use GPON SPF in Mikrotik

    I didn't think that was a good idea. The ONT is still part of the provider's network. Don't think they will allow you to mess with that, as it may impact things like their fault finding. When you manage a network on that scale, you need to keep it as standard as possible, as any specific changes...
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    Bitco, Liquid Telecoms and VOIP

    I am using Euphoria as a voip service provider and I'm very happy with their service and feedback. Charges isn't too bad either. Currently running it over ADSL and LTE-A connection. Replacing the ADSL within the next 6 weeks with fibre, just waiting on Vuma with the current install. 25 employee...
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    Bitco, Liquid Telecoms and VOIP

    Bitco is great with business fibre. They only recently launched some home packages, I have no idea how the service on those are or how they perform.
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