Uncapped ADSL prices compared

Chevron

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Just give me a 5 or 6 meg account with 640k upload that I can use on my 6meg line.
 

SaiyanZ

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Adding the ADSL and phone line rental increases the prices in the article by more than double for all speeds excluding 10Mb/s.
The article should quote the total cost of having uncapped internet for each package including both line rentals since the lines make up over 50% of the cost. The difference in price between ISPs will be much smaller percentage wise if the total cost is shown.
 

Beri

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in the next comparison please add all the cost. the bottom line.
 

Bernie

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I think the 300min wifi you get with the MWEB account more than makes up for the slightly more expensive price when compared to other ISPS - saves a lot of money when you dont want to use your 3g data in a mall etc.
 

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Uncapped ADSL pricing comparison

Many ISPs have reduced the price of their uncapped ADSL services. This is how the different ISPs compare on price

Just measuring on pricing isn't enough. One should also look at

A) Telling your clients what you are doing without shooting from the hip
B) Overall honesty
C) Actual service experienced.

We can have an ISP (and we do) that has leet lab speeds or cheap as hell, but really under preforms in A, B and C. There is then no point in raving about someone who is apparently great speed, but for example can't even properly inform their clients about network upgrades. No they will rather just do it at a whim. What we want is not who has the longest and biggest ego fluff amongst the ISPS, but rather an ISP that is doing good in A, B and C. It means nothing if I can have at times the fastest line speed, but as said have to deal with degraded services most of the time.
 

twhitehead

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Its a little unfair on Afrihost as they have promised to cut their prices to match before the end of the month. You could at least mention that in the article.
 

ColinR

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Webafrica still the cheapest, R1999 with ADSL line rental included. Although Axxess is only R30 more. Weird that it allows two connections..
 

froot

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What they also fail to mention is this, and yes, we all know it makes a heck of a difference.
Half the accounts mentioned in the tables aren't equivalent.
The Openweb account mentioned is the OW Lite - unshaped, but only until you reach the userbase, after which you get throttled/shaped pretty harshly (been there, done that).
The Axxess accounts have rolling windows
Connection Speed 10 Day Rolling Window Lowered to
384Kbps [192Kbps upload] 5GB 192kbps
512kbps [256Kbps upload] 10GB 256kbps
1024kbps [384Kbps upload] 20GB 512kbps
We don't even have to talk about Web Africa's accounts - they're not recommended for gaming, so you need to buy an extra account for that.
Mweb? Oh, Mweb doesn't have any of the aforementioned problems. Just make sure you don't try to bypass their shaping systems and you're all good to go.
 

Lydon

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No,
the new products and lower prices raise the question of...

...if ISP's other than MWeb truly care about their customers, why does it always take MWeb to force their hand at price drops instead of the other way around? Every. Single. Time.

Pathetic!
 

theJonster

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Gaming on Axxess is not great...I have 1 meg uncapped and I don't seem to be able to host a game of dota reliably...
 

Gtx Gaming

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Just give me a 5 or 6 meg account with 640k upload that I can use on my 6meg line.

4096/512k account uses the upload just fine 512k/8 is 64kbs, probably burst the max out of your upload if it your upload can do more then 64kbs, mine use to 60-70kbs upload on 4mb account , 6mb line.

and 5mb account will give you 625kbs download which will be nice, but 4mb does 500kbs anyway , as 4096/8 is 512kbs
 

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4096/512k account uses the upload just fine 512k/8 is 64kbs, probably burst the max out of your upload if it your upload can do more then 64kbs, mine use to 60-70kbs upload on 4mb account , 6mb line.

and 5mb account will give you 625kbs download which will be nice, but 4mb does 500kbs anyway , as 4096/8 is 512kbs

I thought that 512kbps upload was basically 46-48Kbps upload
 

prodigyX

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4096/512k account uses the upload just fine 512k/8 is 64kbs, probably burst the max out of your upload if it your upload can do more then 64kbs, mine use to 60-70kbs upload on 4mb account , 6mb line.

and 5mb account will give you 625kbs download which will be nice, but 4mb does 500kbs anyway , as 4096/8 is 512kbs

actually, you cant really just divide by 8 and expect to get whatever speed.. you have to include things like tcp/ip overheads and other factors when calculating kb/s..

on line that syncs at exactly 4096mbps, you should actually get no more than about 450 - 460 kbps in real world scenarios, not 512 kbps
 

d7e7r7

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WA is the same price for 1meg uncapped as MWEB if you take your line with the isp...
 

froot

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WA is the same price for 1meg uncapped as MWEB if you take your line with the isp...

True that.... and if you check what you pay per gig for the two products, and based on user-ease, Mweb is cheaper by miles.
 
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