Lightspeed Leisure - From R199 per month for a 500Mbps connection

RVFmal

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Sorry, but that is ridiculously over-priced, especially for the likes of apartments. Might make sense to scale in larger establishments, but apartments would be best taking a standard monthly uncapped package. Very few if any apartment owners and their tenants will need 500Mbps connections. 50 to 100 Mbps would make far more sense (and in many cases even this might be considered overkill).
 

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Cybersmart has launched a new Lightspeed Leisure fibre service that offers variable pricing and flexibility to hotels, B&Bs, Airbnb apartments, and student accommodation rooms.
Only if you buy a bulk package. A lot of airbnb are just a single unit in an apartment building and R899 a month is hardly cheap. Even then the bulk 10 and bulk 20 hardly seem like a saving worth mentioning.

This reads like a bit of a joke if ''helping struggling business'' is their concern..
 

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Only if you buy a bulk package. A lot of airbnb are just a single unit in an apartment building and R899 a month is hardly cheap. Even then the bulk 10 and bulk 20 hardly seem like a saving worth mentioning.

This reads like a bit of a joke if ''helping struggling business'' is their concern..
The R899 per month is also per room, so the 10-room package would set you back R9000 per month. How is that helping a struggling business?
 

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The only way that an apartment would benefit would be if they kept it active for the full 365 days @R 499 per month. This is would represent a saving of R 100 a month or R 1200 annually over the cheapest 10/2Mbps month to month packages available (R 599). They would still however lose out on the flexibility of being able to cancel when the unit is unoccupied and it would take 20 months to break even on the sign up costs.
 

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This shows what fibre could and should cost in general.
 

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The only way that an apartment would benefit would be if they kept it active for the full 365 days @R 499 per month. This is would represent a saving of R 100 a month or R 1200 annually over the cheapest 10/2Mbps month to month packages available (R 599). They would still however lose out on the flexibility of being able to cancel when the unit is unoccupied and it would take 20 months to break even on the sign up costs.
That will only be under the assumption that the apartment is rented out 365 days a year.

With this package the hosts can now include the cost of the internet into the fee (optional extra) based on how long they stay instead of currently, where they have to foot a monthly bill for internet and hope they have enough guests to cover the expense.

The sign-up costs is quite high but again, normal business practice is to build this into your fee so regardless of whether it's used or not, every guest would make some contribution to it.
 

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The only way that an apartment would benefit would be if they kept it active for the full 365 days @R 499 per month. This is would represent a saving of R 100 a month or R 1200 annually over the cheapest 10/2Mbps month to month packages available (R 599). They would still however lose out on the flexibility of being able to cancel when the unit is unoccupied and it would take 20 months to break even on the sign up costs.
Then they would need to sign up at least 10 rooms. So it would be R5000/month

Is a guest house allowed to order one normal (business) fibre connection for reception and then provide guests with the password ? I guess Airbnb hosts do it all the time.
 

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Then they would need to sign up at least 10 rooms. So it would be R5000/month

Is a guest house allowed to order one normal (business) fibre connection for reception and then provide guests with the password ? I guess Airbnb hosts do it all the time.
Yes they are, and most guest houses have wifi. Even for permanently lodging dedicated fibre makes little sense. I can't see this taking off just to pay R200/month for fibre if you have to increase your total cost.
 

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Then they would need to sign up at least 10 rooms. So it would be R5000/month

Is a guest house allowed to order one normal (business) fibre connection for reception and then provide guests with the password ? I guess Airbnb hosts do it all the time.
If you have to pay for all 10 rooms for a single room establishment that makes it even more nonsensical than I initially calculated.

Any single room establishment would be out of their minds taking this product up.
 
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