cool ideas

  1. Jan

    Load-shedding backup systems for R50,000 used by Cool Ideas co-founder Paul Butschi and Rain CTO Gustav Schoeman

    The R50,000 load-shedding backup systems used by Rain and Cool Ideas execs Rain chief technology officer Gustav Schoeman and Cool Ideas co-owner Paul Butschi are among the many South Africans who have installed backup power solutions at their homes to fight load-shedding. Numerous households...
  2. Jan

    Competition Commission approves Afrihost acquisition of Cool Ideas

    Afrihost deal to buy Cool Ideas approved The Competition Commission has unconditionally approved the proposed merger of Afrihost and Cool Ideas. "The Commission found that the proposed transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial prevention or lessening of competition in any relevant...
  3. Nod

    Own ONT support

    I will hopefully be able to order fiber in September, depending on when FF goes live in Darling. I have a Ubiquiti network, and like to extent this to the ONT. Is this supported by FF/CI? If it is, which specific model should I get (UF-Nano/Loco)? I assume is does not really matter?
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    Port Forwarding not working

    Hi All. I'm having an issue with port forwarding. Keeps showing blocked for any port I open. I'm with Vumatel aerial and CI as my ISP. Have the stock CI router - Archer C20. No other routers on the network, only a range extender also TP-Link. Any port I try is blocked, the only port I can get...
  5. Jan

    When Afrihost buys Cool Ideas, it will own 3 of South Africa's top ISPs

    If you can't beat them, buy them Afrihost is set to acquire a majority stake in Cool ldeas, making it by far the largest independent Internet service provider (ISP) in South Africa. Afrihost was founded in 1999 by three friends — Gian Visser, Brendan Armstrong, and Peter Meintjes — as a...
  6. Jan

    Fibre ISPs in South Africa with the highest customer satisfaction scores in Q2 2021

    Best fibre ISP in South Africa The Q2 2021 South African ISP report revealed that Cool Ideas, Afrihost, and Axxess are the best Internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa. The report is based on data collected through MyBroadband’s mobile apps and web-based speed test portals between 1...
  7. Jan

    Immense price cuts on Vumatel

    Big Vumatel price cuts After calls from its customers to drop prices, fibre network operator Vumatel has adjusted its fibre-to-the-home product line-up, resulting in big price cuts from Internet service providers (ISPs) on its network. Vumatel told MyBroadband it had reviewed and adjusted a...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Afrihost will buy majority stake in Cool Ideas

    Afrihost will buy majority stake in Cool Ideas Afrihost and Cool ldeas have concluded a deal where Afrihost will acquire a majority stake in Cool Ideas. The acquisition is subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. Afrihost and Cool Ideas are working to finalise the transaction as soon as...
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    New Home - Fibre/ISP Transfer

    Hi all. New to this and hoping someone can please assist. We just moved into a new place and are trying to set up a fibre line. We started the process through Vox/Vumatel but it's been held up because there was an existing line with Cool Ideas/Vumatel from the previous owners. Vox keep...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    The impressive performance of SA's top ISP

    The impressive performance of SA's top ISP Cool Ideas continues to dominate South Africa’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) rankings with a customer satisfaction score of 88%, significantly higher than its closest competitors. The Q1 2021 South African broadband and ISP report was released this...
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    Activation only between 8am and 1pm .... not on week-end or public holidays

    I know nothing can be done, but it is a little frustrating dealing with cool ideas... I have been with them for a couple of years, then I moved to a Vodacom Area, the line was installed yesterday morning, (well, as I told them, the line was there all along, I paid R1500 for the little Nokia...
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    Cool Ideas - Cancellation Fee to Cancel A Service??? R1500

    Howzit MyBB Community, Recently, Openserve announced price reductions across their product range,. Afrihost very quickly responded, by initiating a free upgrade campaign! Same bucks...more speed. As a then loyal Cool Ideas customer, I called to enquire as to what their plans were. They...
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    VPN on PPPoE Connection

    I am hoping that someone might be able to assist me. I tried to search for a thread regarding this but could not find anything. I am with Cool Ideas, using SADV(VUMA) infrastructure. My connection type is PPPoE. I subscribed to Express VPN with the goal to be able to stream US Netflix / Hulu...
  14. old

    Octotel Fibre - Surrey Estate, Cape Town

    Surrey Estate, Cape Town Trenching - DONE [February 2020] Fibre inserted into subsurface fibre ducting conduits - DONE [April 2020] Question: When is Surrey Estate and surrounding areas GO LIVE?
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    Vumatel/Cool Ideas - previous tenant didn't cancel now I'm stuck

    Has anyone experienced this before, it is seriously upsetting, especially now! I moved into a new place just before the lock down ended and specifically chose this apartment because of the existing Vumatel installation. Anyway, after back and forth between Vumatel, Cool Ideas and myself now...
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    Free Cool Ideas fibre speed upgrades on Vumatel

    Free Cool Ideas fibre speed upgrades Cool Ideas is doubling the line speeds of its Vumatel fibre subscribers for free to support those who will be working from home during the national lockdown. Last week, Vumatel announced that it will upgrade the line speeds of existing users on the fibre...
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    Fibre price increases in South Africa expected

    Fibre price increases in South Africa expected Cool Ideas recently notified customers of changes in the pricing of several fibre packages. The ISP said prices would increase on all its packages sold over network operator Openserve, while prices on all of the packages on Vumatel's network...
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    Cool Ideas hit by another DDoS attack

    Cool Ideas hit by another DDoS attack Cool Ideas is currently experiencing another major DDoS attack which is affecting the connectivity of its customers across South Africa. Customers have experienced intermittent outages throughout the day, with issues being reported from around 11:00 on...
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    C-Fibre holding line hostage - Cool ideas address migration

    I bought an apartment in a complex recently. The previous owner had a fibre service with C-Fibre and Metrofibre. I am trying to migrate my Cool-Ideas account to the new address but was told that the previous ISP has not yet released the line at that address. I phoned C-Fibre and was told that...
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    Cool Ideas to slash Openserve fibre prices

    Cool Ideas to slash Openserve fibre prices Cool Ideas has announced that it will reduce the prices of its Openserve fibre prices. Cool Ideas offers uncapped, unshaped packages across multiple fibre networks with no fair usage policies enforced on its network.