Expensive out-of-bundle tariffs must "be nipped in the bud": ICASA

marine1

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YOU DONT BLOODY SAY?
VC and MTN will never allow this, watch ICASA back pedal on this
 

skeptic_SA

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But... but... but... but.... How will VC gauge their demand in future without people pre-purchasing their data? Also... Legacy issues. Also OOB isn't punitive.

lol. naaaiers
 

marine1

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What does the VC spin machine call it ? input costs or some rubbish
 

Creag

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At long bloody last! Let the fleecing, daylight robbery and pillaging of consumers finally come to an end!
 

Swa

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Finally some sense. Except it probably won't happen or if it does only by 2025.
 

supersunbird

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At long bloody last! Let the fleecing, daylight robbery and pillaging of consumers finally come to an end!

As should the users stupidity (or lack of knowledge) at staying with those providers...
 

Thor

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Ai, I always get a bit of a giggle when the incompetent ICASA tries to get a bit of limelight.

Go back to sleep you ugly duckling. VC won't allow you.
 

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Agreed 100 %

Ai, I always get a bit of a giggle when the incompetent ICASA tries to get a bit of limelight.

Go back to sleep you ugly duckling. VC won't allow you.

Icasa bought all emptyn and voda cons for voice calls for years i encountered personal pushback when i attended an ICASA public hearing from Vodacon reps there who tried to tell me i knew nothing of mobile termination costs. That was when mobile termination rates were R1-25c per minute.

Look at termination rates today less than 15c per minute.

He who has the most to lose financially will defend their position the loudest.

Icasa needs to commission a costing of data and set price caps for every bit of data purchased.

How is Telkom able to offer 500gigs for R50.
10c a gigabyte. Amazing hey.

It works and i am using it with a few sacrifices :(

Technically if they can sell at that price there is no loss.

Night surfer data needs to be regulated as well.

Peak Period to be 08:00 to 20:00.

All other times to be Night surfer or Off Peak.
 

system32

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@ICASA, how about banning data expiry.

If I buy pre-paid electricity it does not expire. Why should data expire?

The Consumer Protection Act mentions expiry of vouchers which was meant to cover this, but it's never been enforced.
 
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Ho3n3r

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/waits for Jannie van Zyl to come and justify it on MyBB for the umpteenth time... :erm:
 

supersunbird

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Icasa bought all emptyn and voda cons for voice calls for years i encountered personal pushback when i attended an ICASA public hearing from Vodacon reps there who tried to tell me i knew nothing of mobile termination costs. That was when mobile termination rates were R1-25c per minute.

Look at termination rates today less than 15c per minute.

He who has the most to lose financially will defend their position the loudest.

Icasa needs to commission a costing of data and set price caps for every bit of data purchased.

How is Telkom able to offer 500gigs for R50.
10c a gigabyte. Amazing hey.

It works and i am using it with a few sacrifices :(

Technically if they can sell at that price there is no loss.

Night surfer data needs to be regulated as well.

Peak Period to be 08:00 to 20:00.

All other times to be Night surfer or Off Peak.

With the amount of personal streaming I don't see how anything before 22:00 can be considered off peak. Why else is the Telkom mobile network so slow between 19:00 to 22:00?
 

supersunbird

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@ICASA, how about banning data expiry.

If I buy pre-paid electricity it does not expire. Why should data expire?

The NCA mentions expiry of vouchers which was meant to cover this, but it's never been enforced.

Yeah, airtime should take much longer to expire, and if free airtime or data is offered (use within a day or 7 days or whatever) with a topup, then that data should be used first.
 
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