Rain R250 uncapped offer ending 30th June

eg2505

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I don't think that is the only issue, user numbers is a good thing (Hopefully they start to grow their network into areas where there isn't signal yet), but users who download well over 1TB a month is the thing breaking the horses back in this instance. Maybe they are ending it because they know what their users want/need.

if thats true, why end the deal?
why not just introduce a FUP of 1TB and not deter anybody else from taking out a Sim card?

makes no sense, unless they've got so many Sim cards out there now, they had to do something,
strange they decided on this course of action.
 

boom

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I suspect everyone on the R250 deal has been hard throttled and they are not letting us know. I can barely get 20kbps. I used it for my family streaming needs during the day so I do not get capped on my other account. I also do not mind to pay but be upfront about what you are offering and stick to it. I have not once gone over 200GB a month with RAIN.
 

minkukel

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I'm getting 40Mbs+ download speeds and my usage varies between 150GB and 300GB per month.

I suspect everyone on the R250 deal has been hard throttled and they are not letting us know. I can barely get 20kbps. I used it for my family streaming needs during the day so I do not get capped on my other account. I also do not mind to pay but be upfront about what you are offering and stick to it. I have not once gone over 200GB a month with RAIN.
 

d0b33

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Please, please, please offer R5 a gig or huge data bundles of +200GB month to month.
 

NeonNinja

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downloading is not an issue. Eventually you run out of stuff to download. I downloaded 1.7tb my first month but now i can barely go over 300gb every month. Games do not release daily. Good games actually and streaming does not consume much data.
Exactly I struggle to get it when people download terabytes each month. Hell even 200-300GB. It's not like I ran out of things to download, I could download the Internet but that's old fashioned, although I do download your odd movie (TPB).
 

Kosmik

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Exactly I struggle to get it when people download terabytes each month. Hell even 200-300GB. It's not like I ran out of things to download, I could download the Internet but that's old fashioned, although I do download your odd movie (TPB).

Netflix streams are quite heavy if you have the bandwidth.
 

Kosmik

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And how much do you average with regular viewing per month?

+- 500 or so. But the kids watch all day and the wife too. Doesnt take much with the odd 4k show though, those things are big.
 

boom

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I'm still convinced they have implemented some form of FUP and soft cap. I have tested the speeds over multiple days in the odd hours of the mornings and my speeds have been relatively the same. 10 - 60 kbps. If there is anyone else in Cape town region still getting good speeds I will drive my router there and test it myself. Only then will I be convinced we are not being crooked. I'm not asking for much RAIN, just enough to get me by.
 

KopiteZA

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I'm still convinced they have implemented some form of FUP and soft cap. I have tested the speeds over multiple days in the odd hours of the mornings and my speeds have been relatively the same. 10 - 60 kbps. If there is anyone else in Cape town region still getting good speeds I will drive my router there and test it myself. Only then will I be convinced we are not being crooked. I'm not asking for much RAIN, just enough to get me by.
This is what I'm getting right now while also at the same time downloading a Playstation game, normally I get close to 20mb. I'm in Eerste River, Bluedowns near Kuilsriver.
Been smooth sailing since I bought my sim, other than the once or twice a month I had to reboot my router for it to receive signal. Screenshot_20190608-141343.jpg
 

chefdude98

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I dont know if I should keep mine or just cancel.

I have basically only been able to use it at home.

Rain doesn't work at Canal Walk, not even a drizzle.

Doesn't work at Grand West either.

Im getting about 10mbps at home. It performs ok on Netflix but seems more delayed.

I have wasted money on mobile data cos I need to use it between 18-23

Getting Fibre again.

Does any1 else find it strange that Mobile prices are decreasing but Fibre is increasing.
 

NeonNinja

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I dont know if I should keep mine or just cancel.

I have basically only been able to use it at home.

Rain doesn't work at Canal Walk, not even a drizzle.

Doesn't work at Grand West either.

Im getting about 10mbps at home. It performs ok on Netflix but seems more delayed.

I have wasted money on mobile data cos I need to use it between 18-23

Getting Fibre again.

Does any1 else find it strange that Mobile prices are decreasing but Fibre is increasing.
Wait till month end to see ehst offer they planned.
 

Napalm

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I dont know if I should keep mine or just cancel.

I have basically only been able to use it at home.

Rain doesn't work at Canal Walk, not even a drizzle.

Doesn't work at Grand West either.

Im getting about 10mbps at home. It performs ok on Netflix but seems more delayed.

I have wasted money on mobile data cos I need to use it between 18-23

Getting Fibre again.

Does any1 else find it strange that Mobile prices are decreasing but Fibre is increasing.
You work at the Casino? Why would you need wifi signal there ? Or do you download while gambling ?
 
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