Please Rate Telkom

Rate Telkom, based on value-for-money, network quality, and general service satisfaction.

  • Excellent

    Votes: 109 20.0%
  • Good

    Votes: 194 35.6%
  • Average

    Votes: 79 14.5%
  • Poor

    Votes: 67 12.3%
  • Pathetic

    Votes: 96 17.6%

  • Total voters
    545
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The_ONE

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Mar 26, 2014
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I've had better lte coverage with Telkom, so they rated better than CellC for me
 

Khanrt

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Apr 12, 2018
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My biggest gripe with Telkom is that the signal is very low and unstable. I get almost no data connection when in certain areas.
 

Friday13th

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Aug 1, 2014
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LTE coverage is good, but 3G/H+ is lacking in Roodepoort. My 3G router goes to Edge mode there.My last phone call to Telkom Mobile customer service was on a Thursday morning earlier this year at around 11am and it was ringing for 20 minutes without anybody picking up. I have never bothered contacting them again. My query was why my prepaid voucher had not loaded. Going to the Telkom store is a nightmare. They have a queue system, but the wait time was 2 hrs last time I went there. My suggestion is they separate their mobile from the landline/ADSL business. It's unfair to wait in a queue behind somebody who wants to know why they are still being billed for services when their landline has been inactive for months, when you want to sign a sim-only contract.
 

wrinklyo

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Sep 26, 2008
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206
Telkom is not too bad when everything is working fine - BUT - if something goes wrong and you've got to find someone to fix it or help you: Abandon hope all ye who enter here! I went to a telkom shop to collect a router. I stood in the queue for an hour and a half, so I thought, let me go find my wife in the mall and have some coffee at Woolies and come back when it's quieter - which I did - I then came back and the queue HAD NOT MOVED!! It eventually took me another 2 hours to get to the teller, and there were only 6 people in the queue. Sheez!
 

Hummercellc

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Joined
Jan 6, 2008
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Poor poor poor,
LTE dog slow with full signal.
No Service most days.
Bought 2 new prepaid sim cards the other day to test, and both not activated as yet, 9 days and counting.
Call Center says I must go to the store, the store says I must phone the Call Center?
 

I O U

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Jan 31, 2011
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Bought 2 new prepaid sim cards the other day to test, and both not activated as yet, 9 days and counting. Call Center says I must go to the store, the store says I must phone the Call Center?

I had an addit. 4G SIM activated last week and it was done in-store, for the record, and if that'll help you in any way.
 

Hummercellc

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I had an addit. 4G SIM activated last week and it was done in-store, for the record, and if that'll help you in any way.
I went to two different stores, both had no idea what was happening, after opening about 5 sims they still could not get one activated. So they said I must phone the Call Center and the center said I must go to the store.
 

I O U

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I went to two different stores, both had no idea what was happening, after opening about 5 sims they still could not get one activated. So they said I must phone the Call Center and the center said I must go to the store.

Highly irritating when the left-hand doesn't know what the right-hand is doing :(
 
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blowdart18

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Nov 12, 2015
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Just to add my second comment on Telkom, recently moved over from Cell C and upgraded to a FreeMe 20gig and I am pleasantly surprised.

For the first time in my life I am able to stream music on the go, I don't worry about data when showing friends youtube videos, and still have data for days. The value for money is definitely an added advantage on the network.
 

CharlesP01

Member
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Jan 25, 2018
Messages
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Telkom is the only reliable network where I live. They have the best pre-paid deals as well. They may not have the fastest network but reliability is more important.
 

Budza

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2008
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To add random feedback:

Telkom SIM cards are feeble.

I'm not sure if there's a difference between MNOs and their SIM manufacturers or the materials used in each SIM.

I don't swap SIMs often, but Telkom ones have crapped out on me at least three times (not once for MTN/CellC, for reference)

I wonder if that's another comparison MyBB could do between MNOs? SIM durability :p
 
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