I've been struggling with CellC (non) technical support over the past couple of days regarding constant disconnections. It was even suggested that my router was faulty... laughable... Reading this forum was VERY informative... thanks MyBB forumites.
I'll be looking at alternative LTE products come end of the month. My current usage is about 300-400Gb/month. Does anyone know about an affordable alternative?
The only options under R500 pm (if that's still affordable) I know of, are from Rain.
Their uncapped for 18 hrs / day for R249, and this one :
Rain has launched a new “unlimited” 4G data offering for South Africans, which comes with speed and streaming limits.
You'd need to get a SIM from them to check speeds / pings etc., which they should let you do for 7 days free (only cost is the SIM / delivery fee).
I've been testing this afternoon myself, after a 2 year break, and it's still not good in my area :
Rain LTE Lindequesdrif North West Province. Speedtest: http://speedtest.mybroadband.co.za/result/18930908 Signal Stats: RSRP -77 dBm RSRQ -10 dBm RSSI -51 dBm SINR 16 dBm.
MTN have a SIM month-month option, but it's not as much data as you need (220GB - 110 + 110 for R399), or much more expensive (1000 GB for R959), and either way, you have to buy a router from them for R1,999 up front.
Next best is Telkom 220 + 220 for R1,059.
Have a look at Axxess ISP https://www.axxess.co.za/, Afrihost (which owns Axxess), MWeb, Vox and Web Africa websites for their MTN and Telkom offerings, but pretty sure you'll find with all, that for up to around 400 GB it gets pretty expensive.
Again, if you go for one of them, get a SIM to test out first on a lower denomination, first, and remember, with MTN via those sites, fixed LTE means exactly that - you can only use it at the first tower it connects to & not more around as freely as with Telkom, which you can take anywhere with you in SA & use.
However, would personally not get involved with Web Africa, Vox & MWeb owing to problems people seem to have had in trying to get feedback when things go wrong, and cancellations also problematic with some of them from what I've also read.
You might find contracts with Vodacom, MTN & Telkom to be better value, but I'd personally not sign up for anything that has 2 years attached to it.