Unrelated to the price reduction, but it would be brilliant if Telkodemonopolies could put a stop to all forms of its adverts & marketing when it is in a closed period - basically complete silence from Telkodemonopolies at least once a year would be excellent.
How is it that Local-Only ADSL from Internet Solutions is effectively resold at about ZAR7.00/GB, whereas Local-Only ADSL from SAIX has been charged at "R25.55 per GB since 1 February 2008", and now costs ZAR15/GB which is still more than double the cost of Local-Only ADSL from Internet Solutions?
It should never have been so high in the first place. While it is a welcome move in the right direction, it is still far too high. If they competed with IS at R130/30GB (R4.33 per gig) then I wouldn't have to shop around for local anymore. But it is still over 3x the price of IS local.
Better still would be an optional surcharge to their standard packages allowing for unlimited local.
No, the sign of things to come is what WILL happen the next time the bills arrive for EVERYONE who has gone over their limit. I suggest that from now on, telkom will charge everyone that goes over the 10/20/30 Gig free limit, not just those who "abuse" it.
It's absolute bollocks is what it is... I mean if Axxess offers SAIX local-only for R10 a gig, then how on Earth can anyone even consider R15/Gig a "step in the right direction"... A step in the right direction would be R3-R5/Gig or at least a surcharge for unlimited local (as per Garyvdh's suggestion). This has no bearing on their international prices, I compare apples with apples thank you very much and their apples are dead rotten.
Price reduction is always good - only problem is I hardly use any local bandwith!! If only we had more local sites that support software updates / purchases (wouldn't www.steam.co.za be nice?) then this would be awesome and I would actually use it...
The only thing that counts for me is international. When I had telkom as my ISP i didnt get near the 30 Gig local at the end of the month anyway, but halfway during the month i had no international access.