Cell C to shake up data prices

YeOldeOke

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To mitigate the high cost of data involved in making online video, Cell C is offering Break The Net app users the opportunity to earn reward points which can be redeemed for 1GB of data.
Ughhh.
 

CeeBee

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that 100Gb for R1000 deal on prepaid with 1yr freshness is still a good deal, especially if u have good signal
i dropped 4Mbps ADSL for LTE after many years following too much telkom line crap recently, and the constant 30-45Mbps speeds totally bitchslaps the telkom line. the 100gb can last me a few months, so speed and cost a winner

maybe they can improve on that, offer more options/packages
 

sajunky

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I think it will bring new LTE-A devices in the same time. Something we are waiting for...
I am still on GIGA200 (expiring in October) and have only good experience.
Good luck with a project!
 

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LTE is not the answer for high volume data, fibre is. LTE is for mobile, on the move internet. The air waives are very limited. Telkom proved this now, with their LTE grinding to a halt from a nice 30mbps to a mere 3mbps. It happened with 3G and all others.
 

Swa

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LTE is not the answer for high volume data, fibre is. LTE is for mobile, on the move internet. The air waives are very limited. Telkom proved this now, with their LTE grinding to a halt from a nice 30mbps to a mere 3mbps. It happened with 3G and all others.
Yet Telkom can do 50GB. It's the people overusing the service to get 800GB+ like it is a fiber service that's the problem. My high volume data is still perfectly in the realm of mobile.

Vodacom and Telkom should take note of this. Vodacom's prices has been stale for years while Cell C has effectively competed against itself.
 

sajunky

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LTE is not the answer for high volume data, fibre is. LTE is for mobile, on the move internet. The air waives are very limited. Telkom proved this now, with their LTE grinding to a halt from a nice 30mbps to a mere 3mbps. It happened with 3G and all others.
I agree. In developed countries wired Internet is a basis.
 

Swa

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Actually in developed countries many people are switching to cheaper mobile internet. Unfortunately in SA neither the fixed line nor the mobile market is being catered for.
 

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it all depends on the costs. I suspect they will terminate the GiGA bundles and replace with these new bundles. They have been using GIGA bundles to test their systems.
 

Aqua_lung

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I'm on FNB Connect (basically CellC) and the LTE does not go over 4Mbps, I have to use 3G instead for faster speeds. So yeah if the network is not up to scratch...
 

Johnatan56

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Actually in developed countries many people are switching to cheaper mobile internet. Unfortunately in SA neither the fixed line nor the mobile market is being catered for.
Not true. Fixed lines are many times cheaper than in SA. Mobile prices are comparable.
What sajunky said. Mobile prices in Western Europe are a bit cheaper though, fixed lines are about 1/4-1/5th of the price. (Austria)
 

Icemanbrfc

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Cant remember, when was the last time i bought mobile data. My Telkom integrated data sim is going strong.
 

Swa

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A week to go and nothing yet. Were they talking about 1 October 2017?
 
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