Official Vox DSL feedback thread

Grouter

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Has anyone with VOX had their speeds doubled as yet?
Nope, not yet.
The mail I got said it would happen from March 1st:

Dear Customer​

Openserve, our upstream provider and the owner of the DSL network infrastructure in your area, will be doubling their DSL line speeds as of 1 March 2021, per the table below.

Vox will automatically upgrade these line speeds in keeping with Openserve's service changes at no additional cost.

Current ServiceUpgraded Service*
5/0.5 Mbps10/1 Mbps
10/1 Mbps20/2 Mbps
20/2 Mbps40/10 Mbps
40/10 MbpsN/A

*Services are best effort and speeds cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any queries, please contact us on 087 805 0530 or email atyourservice@voxtelecom.co.za.

Regards
The Vox Team
 

molesza

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Nope, not yet.
The mail I got said it would happen from March 1st:

Dear Customer​

Openserve, our upstream provider and the owner of the DSL network infrastructure in your area, will be doubling their DSL line speeds as of 1 March 2021, per the table below.

Vox will automatically upgrade these line speeds in keeping with Openserve's service changes at no additional cost.

Current ServiceUpgraded Service*
5/0.5 Mbps10/1 Mbps
10/1 Mbps20/2 Mbps
20/2 Mbps40/10 Mbps
40/10 MbpsN/A


*Services are best effort and speeds cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any queries, please contact us on 087 805 0530 or email atyourservice@voxtelecom.co.za.

Regards
The Vox Team
Thank you! Looking forward to it. That extra upload is going to be awesome!
 

Hanzo

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Thinking of taking out Vox dsl pure connect. I'm currently with another isp and I have about 99% uptime.
Can anyone comment on the vox network quality?
Prices seem too good to be true
 

Grouter

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Thinking of taking out Vox dsl pure connect. I'm currently with another isp and I have about 99% uptime.
Can anyone comment on the vox network quality?
Prices seem too good to be true
Excellent. Their support sucks massive donkey balls.
But their network is solid and no complaints.
Been with them for ADSL data for seven years.
 

Hanzo

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I've been on vox pure dsl for about 2 weeks now. I've noticed reduced quality in dstv streaming. I thought I was going mad. I plugged in an Afrihost dsl line that I still have active, and the quality improved.
What I noticed on my network monitor is that, on the AH line I was getting download spikes of about 600KB/s, and on vox it was around 350KB/s.
My line syncs at 24Mb, speed test shows 19Mb down.
Am I going mad? Some sort of throttle?
This is my traceroute

traceroute to now.dstv.com (52.85.183.94), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 _gateway (192.168.1.2) 0.822 ms 1.099 ms 1.056 ms
2 * * *
3 41.193.3.101 (41.193.3.101) 21.869 ms 23.756 ms 24.654 ms
4 41.193.3.102 (41.193.3.102) 24.610 ms 25.523 ms 26.502 ms
5 196.41.12.0 (196.41.12.0) 28.183 ms 29.817 ms 30.544 ms
6 99.83.68.124 (99.83.68.124) 32.680 ms 18.445 ms 15.877 ms
7 52.93.56.126 (52.93.56.126) 19.088 ms 52.93.56.14 (52.93.56.14) 20.288 ms 52.93.56.46 (52.93.56.46) 21.276 ms
8 150.222.134.101 (150.222.134.101) 21.657 ms 150.222.134.109 (150.222.134.109) 23.594 ms 150.222.134.99 (150.222.134.99) 23.572 ms
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 server-52-85-183-94.jnb50.r.cloudfront.net (52.85.183.94) 21.467 ms 22.188 ms 23.137 ms
 

Drifter

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Nope. not going mad. My line syncs at 22Mbps , I only get 11Mbps down.
 

Grouter

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Nope. not going mad. My line syncs at 22Mbps , I only get 11Mbps down.
Openserve doubled the line speed, but your ISP is still throttling the account to the (old) account speed.
I have much the same: 22.5 Mbit line, 19 Mbit speed test.
Line still not upgraded to 40 Mbps as it was promised to be.
:(
 

Hanzo

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I've been on vox pure dsl for about 2 weeks now. I've noticed reduced quality in dstv streaming. I thought I was going mad. I plugged in an Afrihost dsl line that I still have active, and the quality improved.
What I noticed on my network monitor is that, on the AH line I was getting download spikes of about 600KB/s, and on vox it was around 350KB/s.
My line syncs at 24Mb, speed test shows 19Mb down.
Am I going mad? Some sort of throttle?
This is my traceroute

traceroute to now.dstv.com (52.85.183.94), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 _gateway (192.168.1.2) 0.822 ms 1.099 ms 1.056 ms
2 * * *
3 41.193.3.101 (41.193.3.101) 21.869 ms 23.756 ms 24.654 ms
4 41.193.3.102 (41.193.3.102) 24.610 ms 25.523 ms 26.502 ms
5 196.41.12.0 (196.41.12.0) 28.183 ms 29.817 ms 30.544 ms
6 99.83.68.124 (99.83.68.124) 32.680 ms 18.445 ms 15.877 ms
7 52.93.56.126 (52.93.56.126) 19.088 ms 52.93.56.14 (52.93.56.14) 20.288 ms 52.93.56.46 (52.93.56.46) 21.276 ms
8 150.222.134.101 (150.222.134.101) 21.657 ms 150.222.134.109 (150.222.134.109) 23.594 ms 150.222.134.99 (150.222.134.99) 23.572 ms
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 server-52-85-183-94.jnb50.r.cloudfront.net (52.85.183.94) 21.467 ms 22.188 ms 23.137 ms
I'm definitely being throttled/shaped on vox pure DSL. Ran my afrihost account for a few hours and had no issues
 

notinterested

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I've been without internet for about a week now. Logged a fault with Vox who said they logged a fault with telkom. The technician came through unannounced on Friday and spoke to the wrong person who told him that everything is fine.

Now I can't get hold of anyone at Vox to get a new technician to come through. They just tell me that the ticket is still open and they've contacted telkom. To make things worse, everytime you phone you get a new person. I wish they'd just give me a single person to contact and follow up with.

Anyone know what to do in this situation?
 

Craig84

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I downgraded my line speed with Vox from 40Mbps VDSL to 20Mbps VDSL as I'm too far away from the exchange. I received an e-mail from Vox saying they're in the process of changing to a 20Mbps and it will take 5-7 days for the downgrade. Why is my internet down? Will I really have to wait that long? T.I.A.
 

molesza

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Nope, not yet.
The mail I got said it would happen from March 1st:

Dear Customer​

Openserve, our upstream provider and the owner of the DSL network infrastructure in your area, will be doubling their DSL line speeds as of 1 March 2021, per the table below.

Vox will automatically upgrade these line speeds in keeping with Openserve's service changes at no additional cost.

Current ServiceUpgraded Service*
5/0.5 Mbps10/1 Mbps
10/1 Mbps20/2 Mbps
20/2 Mbps40/10 Mbps
40/10 MbpsN/A


*Services are best effort and speeds cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any queries, please contact us on 087 805 0530 or email atyourservice@voxtelecom.co.za.

Regards
The Vox Team
I sent an email asking when my 20mb DSL service will be upgraded. Got a call back saying the only Fiber lines will be doubled and that their email system mistakenly sent an email out to their DSL subscribers. All the news from openserve was that both DSL and Fiber were to be upgraded at no extra cost to ISPs. I smell a rat.
 

Grouter

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Well, no upgrade for me - nor do I want it.

I'm on 20Mbps VDSL with marginal SNR. A line speed increase will in all likelihood make the line unstable with a borderline SNR.

I have been asking Vox repeatedly for the last two months to let me remain on my 20 Mbps pure dsl account, and to just drop the price they charge me from the old R700 down to their website's advertised price of R575.
Finally, yesterday, they acknowledged and my statement now reflects the correct price for the product: R575 pm.

Geez, but Vox are difficult to deal with. Their inability to communicate astounds me.
 

molesza

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Well, no upgrade for me - nor do I want it.

I'm on 20Mbps VDSL with marginal SNR. A line speed increase will in all likelihood make the line unstable with a borderline SNR.

I have been asking Vox repeatedly for the last two months to let me remain on my 20 Mbps pure dsl account, and to just drop the price they charge me from the old R700 down to their website's advertised price of R575.
Finally, yesterday, they acknowledged and my statement now reflects the correct price for the product: R575 pm.

Geez, but Vox are difficult to deal with. Their inability to communicate astounds me.
Interesting. So they told you the DSL upgrades were still happening? I think the technician who called me may have been telling porkies.
 

Grouter

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Interesting. So they told you the DSL upgrades were still happening? I think the technician who called me may have been telling porkies.
No, not at all. I have received no communication from Vox at all. Neither has my line speed been increased.
They said it would happen in March and it didn't. Then April, and still nothing.

Fact is, I'm happy with 20 Mbps. And I don't relish line issues and dropouts if the speed is increased more than what my line can handle.
So I just wanted to stay on 20 Mbps and pay the new lower price of R575 pm.
Getting Vox to acknowledge this request has taken nearly two months.
 

molesza

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Got a reply from VOX on double upgrades for those interested.

"You are on a Pure DSL package, and Telkom is not doing the double up speeds for that service. Only for the legacy ADSL service.

Unfortunately Pure DSL clients will not be getting up graded"
 

Grouter

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Got a reply from VOX on double upgrades for those interested.

"You are on a Pure DSL package, and Telkom is not doing the double up speeds for that service. Only for the legacy ADSL service.

Unfortunately Pure DSL clients will not be getting up graded"
But you have to request a price decrease, as I did, in line with their new pricing structure:

 
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