MetroFibre prices hikes on 50Mbps and 100Mbps services

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MetroFibre hiking 50Mbps and 100Mbps fibre prices

MetroFibre is increasing the prices it charges Internet service providers (ISPs) for a 50Mbps fibre line in June 2023 and also plans to hike pricing on its 100Mbps package during the year.

MyBroadband learnt of the 50Mbps price increase through an email sent to Webafrica and Afrihost customers, informing them of changes to their MetroFibre packages.
 
So going forward, there will be an even larger pricing difference between the two lowest tier products?

I don't see the sense in this. Entry level at R 497, while 50 Mbps becomes almost R 300 more, but between higher speeds, pricing is very similar with an odd ~R 100 difference?

Either you're stuck on 20 Mbps, or you might as well go for 400 Mbps due to pricing on higher end products?
 
MetroFibre told MyBroadband it was relooking all of its packages in line with growing demand for higher speeds and data consumption.

“More announcements will follow in due course,” the operator stated.

So either there is going to be a rather large price gap between 20mbps and 50mbps or they are planning to hike the 20mbps price as well.

Let's see when those more announcements come in.
 
So going forward, there will be an even larger pricing difference between the two lowest tier products?

I don't see the sense in this. Entry level at R 497, while 50 Mbps becomes almost R 300 more, but between higher speeds, pricing is very similar with an odd ~R 100 difference?

Either you're stuck on 20 Mbps, or you might as well go for 400 Mbps due to pricing on higher end products?
Yeah, just like it makes no sense to buy just the Burger, you gotta get the meal, it's a few rand more..

It's a product trick
 
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Classic case of the upsell.
 
Literally just joined metro for the decent priced 50mb package.....fml
 
@Jan, WebAfrica is also putting the price up on 200/200 (now 400/400) by R30. So new price is R1029.
Customers received an email at the end of January.
 
The problem with these price increases from Web Africa is that it now puts their products at the same price as Afrihost.

Considering all the issues with Web Africa that are exacerbated by the fact they have almost zero support services to speak of, I can't see why literally any new user who's even remotely tech savvy would ever go with Web Africa.

At least previously, the R100 cheaper difference was a draw, but now there's nothing.
 
These suspect increases by WebAfrica is normal business practice.

WebAfrica uses "dark patterns design" to fool subscribers as to actually costs.


I used them for hosting & DNS, was problematic with incorrect over billing.

Was forced to dump them as a result for another provider.

Avoid.
 
I'm on the 50/50 with Afrihost. Has anyone received their speed increase? Restarted my router and did a few speed tests to confirm, but my speed definitely hasn't been upgraded to 400mbps as advertised.

Blatant lies.
 
I'm on the 50/50 with Afrihost. Has anyone received their speed increase? Restarted my router and did a few speed tests to confirm, but my speed definitely hasn't been upgraded to 400mbps as advertised.

Blatant lies.
I would cancel.
 
They will likely drop the 20mbps line at some point.

I doubt the typical user will use much more on a 50/100mbps line compared to a 20mbps line. We've reached a point where line speed for the average consumer is really not relevant.
 
The "blatant lies" got up my nose.

How many times must it be said that it's been done by MFN in batches and should be done by the end of the weekend.
 
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