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    Voice calls on 8ta Internet 5 Promo contract

    Can one load pre-paid airtime & use the sim for voice as well or is it a data-only sim/contract? Thanks
  2. G

    8ta Diablo 3 Ping / latency

    I was testing Diablo 3 gaming last night but I was getting a latency of 400-800. I'm testing from the Western Cape, Southern Suburbs area and I have full 3G coverage. Does anybody with 8ta 2 + 1gig promo also have this issue? Another thing is that when I do a speedtest and pingtest, it...
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    SIM not recognised

    Hey all. Vodacom 3g contract has just expired and I'd like to use my Huawei K3770 modem on the 10gb contract I've just taken up. 8ta software from the website doesn't seem to work with this modem. I re-installed the latest software from Vodacom's site but am getting the following error: "SIM...
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    ADSL vs 8ta - Is 8ta worth it

    Hi All I am sure that many of you have thought about this. I pay R500-R600 for Telkom ADSL for a on average 6gb (1 mb line). Even if i downgrade to the new upgraded line, its still quite a bit. That vs. 8ta's R199 for 10gb. Where i am currently staying has coverage, but i am moving in the...
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    8ta Data Coverage in Gauteng

    I am ready to wither upgrade my current Vodacom data contract to the R199 3Gb promotion, or just cancel it and go with the 8ta 10Gb R199 deal. My question to all those 8ta users... What is the general conception around coverage (and resulting download/upload speeds) in Gauteng? I have checked...
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    8ta contract

    Hi Everyone! I've signed up for and 8ta 10GB 3G contract @R199... will I be billed from the date of approval or when I plug in and use sim card? The contract was approved today, but seeing the month is almost over I skeemed I can collect/use card from the 1st of the new month...
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    Requesting an 8ta Rep to respond to unrestricted APN requirements

    This is a direct call to the MyBB 8ta rep to participate in the ongoing discussions about the need for unrestricted APNs. There have been several discussion on this need and 8ta has not participated in them. It would appear that 8ta had originally provided the service UNRESTRICTED, but...
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    Unrestricted APNs discussion

    There are several separate discussions that have surfaced over the last few years regarding the use of 3G or HSPA+ as an alternative to ADSL. The major problem is that I cannot find a central point of discussion that helps me to configure an environment quickly an painlessly. So, I would like...
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    urgent matter

    To whom it may concern I sent and email to 'maabancm@telkom.co.za' on the 15 June 2012 and attached my proof of your debit orders taken off the 25 April 2012 and only reflecting on my 8ta statement the 7 May 2012 and another debit order taken off the 31st May 2012 and still not reflecting...
  10. jes

    R30 BlackBerry Internet Service deal announced

    R30 BlackBerry Internet Service deal announced Telkom’s consumer mobile arm has launched a social & email plan for BlackBerry users
  11. jes

    Great data promotions that are useless for your smartphone

    Great data promotions that are useless for your smartphone There are many data promotions available, but you cannot use most these promotions on your existing voice contract
  12. Jan

    iPad self-service portal app for 8ta launched

    8ta iPad self-service portal app launched 8ta launched an iPad app that lets you see your balances and recharge online.
  13. jes

    Cell C throws a cat among the pigeons

    Cell C throws a cat among the pigeons There’s no question that Cell C is putting the cat among the pigeons and shaking up the market
  14. Ho3n3r

    Spoke too soon (regarding speed)

    Hi all Looks like I spoke too soon - my i5 promo was good for the whole of May, but since the first of June it's been atrociuos. Now I do not know if that's a coincidence or not, but I was still getting between 1 and 3.8 Mbps on the 2nd last day of May, when I ran out. Now, in June, I have...
  15. jes

    Pre-paid pricing comparison (June 2012)

    Pre-paid pricing comparison (June 2012) Cell C recently cut their prepaid voice and data prices. This is how it compares to Vodacom, MTN and 8ta
  16. jes

    The sickest telecoms operator in South Africa

    The sickest telecoms operator in South Africa The Sunday Times Generation Next brand survey results reveal which South African telecommunications brands are deemed to be the coolest
  17. jes

    Mobile head honchos reveal their smartphones of choice

    Mobile head honchos reveal their smartphones of choice Thinking of getting a new smartphone? Maybe you should look what South Africa’s cellular CEOs are using first
  18. jes

    Paying to stop SMS spam - who should foot the bill?

    Paying to stop SMS spam - who should foot the bill? Consumers currently foot the bill of the communication to opt out of unsolicited SMS communication. This is not fair…or legal
  19. jes

    Free Gmail SMS in South Africa: Vodacom and Cell C still snub Google

    Free Gmail SMS in South Africa: Vodacom and Cell C still snub Google Vodacom and Cell C still do not support Google’s free Gmail SMS service in South Africa
  20. Ho3n3r

    Force UMTS on Huawei K3772 Modem - Possible?

    Short and simple: I have been using a cellphone as our 3G modem as on Vodacom it almost never picks up GPRS, never mind EDGE/GPRS. Now, with 8ta, I have been getting much better signal. Now I want to force the connection somehow to only use 3G, as I am doing on the cellphone. On the phone...
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