Cell C Home Connecta Flexi coverage and throughput tests in Gauteng

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Cell C Home Connecta Flexi tested — with surprising results

Cell C's Home Connecta Flexi offers an affordable prepaid option for South Africans looking for a large data package for their smartphone.

Cell C launched its Home Connecta Flexi prepaid LTE plans in March 2021, complementing its post-paid Home Connecta products, which it launched on 20 November 2020.
 

Vorastra

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Cell C time and time again has shown itself to be garbage and still they sign up with them.
 

KikzAzz

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I don't think those speeds are impressive and comparable to fibre. I would also like to see the latency.
 

Gudnews

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I get similar performance as well. Luck and I'm grateful.
 

hansotto

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I'm on this in Rustenburg.
Very slow at times at loading Facebook pages here but everything else is fine.
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susefan

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Very happy with home connecta flexi. Still waiting to know if the promotion will go beyond September 2021.
 

nicroets

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Cell C rent their infrastructure from others. My guess is that those service providers will prioritise their own customers during peak times. If you want to watch movies between 6 and 8 pm, expect lagging.

If you can figure out when the non peak times are and watch your movies then, then go for Cell C.
 

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How far from home can this be used?

“Home Connecta is designed for use in a fixed location and will perform at its best when used as such,” Cell C states.

“Should a subscriber use their Home Connecta Flexi service outside of the fixed LTE coverage area, Cell C accepts no responsibility for poor LTE network coverage or signal reliability.”

This sounds more promising than other fixed services where you're locked to a particular tower...

I still don't understand why mobile LTE is SO much more expensive than 'fixed'.
 

KikzAzz

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You can not compare lte with fibre.
Cell C’s promotional material claims its partnership with MTN offers it the widest LTE network coverage in South Africa with speeds that rival a fibre connection.

That is stated in the article....
 

BBSA

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Cell C’s promotional material claims its partnership with MTN offers it the widest LTE network coverage in South Africa with speeds that rival a fibre connection.

That is stated in the article....
Nevertheless, it was never intended to compete with fibre, 5g yes but not lte.
 

Katorac

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Too bad this comes at a cost of not being able to receive calls for a week now. Having called the @Cell_C call Centre 3 times now. First being told the issue has been resolved I should just restart my phone, and then later told it's an outage that's affecting everyone. 1 week later and no resolve.

Going to do a sim swap to literally any other network, after being wtih CellC for years
 
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