1. Anthro

    Telkom / BCX affected by Ponyfinal ransomware

    Colleague's dad works at Telkom... apparently they are down (completely?) as a result of this "PonyFinal is a Java-based ransomware that is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks," Microsoft said...
  2. M

    Naked ADSL Telkom - worth it?

    Does anyone have experience with Telkom's new "naked ADSL"? I would really appreciate any feedback. Is it worth it? Is the speed good, etc? (p.s. I would love to have fibre but that is not an option at the moment as I stay in a complex with an unaccommodating managing agent).
  3. C

    Can I cancel Telkom LTE contract if I was removed from the coverage zone??

    Hi I am currently on the SmartBroadband Wireless 50GB deal on Telkom LTE and it was working decently up and till lockdown started. Now I am aware of the congestion issues relating to lockdown so I expected a week or so of intermittent connection. Unfortunately, it hasn't gone back to what it...
  4. V

    Finally cutting the Telkom cord any recommendations on fiber providers?

    Someone recommended me MTN Supersonic 10mbps up and down for R659. We are a home and use the internet for everything and often go over our 150GB softcap. I want to know is there any other packages I can look into that are affordable? We stream a lot, fiber is in my area.
  5. R

    Telkom migrating from ADSL to Wireless - Downgrade from 10mbps to 4mbps

    This is something Telkom has been pushing for a couple of months now. We were told that our ADSL copper line is no longer supported and we need to move over to their wireless infrastructure. Once on the wireless network I noticed that my speed was unusually low and when I followed up on it with...
  6. Jamie McKane

    New Telkom uncapped ADSL packages - All the details

    New Telkom uncapped ADSL packages - All the details Telkom has overhauled its ADSL packages, leveraging Openserve's new Pure Connect product to offer cheaper ADSL packages without an included voice line. The company has also removed data caps on its ADSL packages and implemented promotional...
  7. Jamie McKane

    MTN and Telkom's plans for 5G in South Africa

    MTN and Telkom's plans for 5G in South Africa Vodacom recently launched its 5G mobile network in South Africa, offering local customers fixed broadband packages and smartphone contracts. The mobile operator rolled out its 5G network to 20 sites across the country, and stated it has plans to...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Telkom cuts uncapped ADSL prices

    Telkom cuts uncapped ADSL prices Telkom has reduced the price of its copper-based DSL products to new customers and removed caps on these packages. The promotional prices start at R199 for an initial 6-month period, aimed at providing uncapped Internet access to those who currently do not have...
  9. S

    Blocking numbers via Telkom

    I am administering a Mitel 3300 VoIP system, which does not have a call blocking feature. Users have been receiving hoax calls and I wanted to block these calls, which are received on a Telkom PRI line. Can these hoax calls be blocked by Telkom if you give them the numbers?
  10. Jamie McKane

    Telkom delays annual results due to COVID-19

    Telkom delays annual results due to COVID-19 Telkom has delayed the publication of its annual results by two months due to the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and national lockdown on its business. "The institution of the lockdown has impeded the company’s ability to complete the necessary...
  11. lazam

    Capitec Bank and Telkom

    Hi I've purchased Telkom airtime of R249 vua Capitec App on Wednesday 29/04/2020, but till today I haven't received my airtime nor my money back from Capitec I've called and called but they aren't really helping and I've also noticed that many people are experiencing the same thing so what...
  12. TimBru14

    Openserve free fibre and ADSL upgrades

    Hi As per a recent article posted to MyBroadband (which I have linked below), it was stated that those that are on copper based ADSL running less than 10MBps will be bumped up to 10Mbps and those running fibre less than 100Mbps will be bumped up to 100Mbps for the next 3 odd months as of today...
  13. O

    Telkom Mobile network problems

    Hi Anyone else also experiencing bad network, especially on 4g, irrespective of roaming or not? And also experiencing bad service when logging a issue with customer service? I've checked how long it takes them to finish a call log, 18 days. Anyone else?
  14. C


    Anyone know how to force Telkom to roam on Telkomsa-R? Reception is so poor on Telkom and only works when roaming on the Vodacom network. Problem is that you cannot select Telkomsa-R manually as it forces you back onto Telkom after a minute or so. Very frustrating! Any help would be appreciated.
  15. B

    Can I get fibre despite being a few meters out of coverage?

    So I'm being forced to move from Adsl to fibre or Lte because Telkom refuse to repair faulty dsl lines, and Telkom lte coverage in my area is poor, and I just fall out of the radius for fibre. When I say just out of the radius I mean a matter of meters, as the coverage appears to have stopped...
  16. B

    Moving from telkom adsl to telkom lte

    So telkom are forcing me to move from my 20mbs uncapped adsl line to an uncapped fixed LTE service as there is a fault on line and they arent replacing copper cables for dsl. Telkoms coverage in my area doesnt appear to be great as i get slow Download and upload speeds with telkom mobile which...
  17. D

    Afrihost - Telkom Fixed LTE issues

    Hi, has anyone else had an issue changing their Telkom Fixed LTE package with Afrihost? I had confirmed a Change to a higher package last Month for the beginning of this month, and because Telkom couldnt service the large number of package changes, Afrihost quietly changed the date to beginning...
  18. I

    Telkom changes its broadcast ID to “Telkom - Take Care”

    Telkom seems to have changed its broadcast ID without any announcement, following Vodacom’s name change for Corona Virus awareness.
  19. Jamie McKane

    New Telkom FreeMe contracts and bundles launched

    New Telkom FreeMe contracts and bundles launched Telkom has launched a range of new FreeMe contracts and prepaid bundles which will replace its current offerings. The new contracts and prepaid mobile plans will take effect from Friday 20 March 2020 and will offer larger data allocations...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Telkom data bundle depletion - How it works

    Telkom data bundle depletion - How it works A number of Telkom customers have claimed that their mobile data bundles are being consumed in the wrong order. This follows MyBroadband recently asking the mobile operator how its data depletion works after a customer complained that his transferred...