- May 4, 2012
Yup Icasa don't actually need permission if they really wanted to do something. People seem to be mistaking their lack of a backbone over the years for the telecoms industry having power. The industry has no power.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.
One thing that has to be buried once and for all is this idea that data costs x amount per GB. Providers don't pay for data per GB so this is just a dumb idea made up by bean counters to fleece consumers. With you on peak times. It's majorly disproportionate for off peak call times to be after 5PM but data only after 12AM. Also how data mysteriously expires.