200Mbps fibre vs Rain and Vodacom 5G

dgcarter

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What is with our big mobile operators and their sick obsession with "capped" data. In the age of fiber and 5G we should honestly be beyond this. Heck, I'd be happy with a 10 meg uncapped mobile connection.
They keep trying to "wow" us with these ridiculous promises of "up to" X speed. 300Mbps is totally pointless if I can only use it for half a day before the data is klaar. And it's even more pointless when 3 months down the line I'm maxing out at 50Mbps anyway because the tower is now to capacity.
 

Johand

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5G is shaped and fibre is unshaped. Plus the 5G speeds are "up to" while fibre you generally get what you pay for.

It would be great for a real world test, which includes streaming, peer-to-peer, gaming etc measuring throughput, latency, jitter, video quality etc.
 

Luke7777

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Afrihost Fibre200Mbps100MbpsUncappedR1,497

Not sure why the more expensive Openserve option was chosen over the Frogfoot 200/200 option at R1047 ?
 

drew137

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The pricing is not correct, I pay R1395 for 1000/100 with RSAweb/OCTOTEL service. Not bad going for 7 days of traffic....
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Nemoneiros

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What is with our big mobile operators and their sick obsession with "capped" data. In the age of fiber and 5G we should honestly be beyond this. Heck, I'd be happy with a 10 meg uncapped mobile connection.
They keep trying to "wow" us with these ridiculous promises of "up to" X speed. 300Mbps is totally pointless if I can only use it for half a day before the data is klaar. And it's even more pointless when 3 months down the line I'm maxing out at 50Mbps anyway because the tower is now to capacity.
Still using caps is it another way of saying we have a poopy network and/or not enough capacity :unsure:
 

cavedog

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36 months - that's a long time to be locked in. :thumbsdown:
Not just that if you buy the router and the sim separately it's cheaper.

R1099 x 36 for 400+400GB sim only.
Nokia Fast Mile 5G CPE Cash : R6499 once off prepaid.

So if you take R6499 / 36 = ~R181 + R1099 month for the Sim Only = R1280 per month.

The same package bundled cost R1299. They are charging about R700 extra for the device over the 36 months.

The duration of the contract is not the issue if you know you will be getting that speeds for that long but it's no guarantee. What happens if get so slow and you end up with a 5Mbps connection?
 

Daruk

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People don't want super speed we want quantity
Then get their business 500 Gb FUP product. You'll also get better service and closer to the advertised speed. WiFi, Fiber or LTE available too.
 
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