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The speed is (almost) irrelevant, unless they drop the data pricing dramatically. What good is an ultra-fast connection when out-of-bundle pricing sits at R2/meg? At 60Mbits/sec it works out to R15 per second when you're out of bundle.
If you purchase a MyGig2 you pay R1.28 every second at 60Mbits/sec ... and you use your 2GB bundle up in just under 5 minutes
I will, however, say that the low latency is very alluring - wonder how it will change as the distance from the tower changes.
I also notice that streaming live radio was much faster.Remember, you probably won't be able to download stuff @ 60Mbit/s the whole time either.... Chances are you'll get about 10Mbit/s, per download. Many data center's networks won't allow you to download at 60Mbit/s due to the amount of connections to the DC.
BUT, this means watching video's or online will be ultra fast.
what did disgust me just a little bit was the seemingly wasteful advertising on LTE.... visited my parents yesterday, and got to check the sunday newspaper... wow! moerse big advert of Voda LTE, 2 FULL PAGE spread!
I certainly have no idea of the exact cost of a full page advert in major sunday newspaper, but i'm guessing 2 full pages must cost plenty. Just seemed a bit wasteful... especially since most of the country is simply not covered by this service, and even if they were, most people have other priorities than LTE speed...
for sure, as we know Voda is big on advertising, and they probly have a huge adv budget. Still, a 1page full page adv , even big half page, would have attracted my attention just as good! Keep your target audience in mind when doing advertising... as has been mentioned many times, many guys who would actually be using data connections, would rather prefer lower costs overall, so speaking for myself, i'd rather prefer some of those expensive ads be toned down a bit, still be as effective, and bring the data costs down bit by bit ( ), even if its just a few cents per meg each month/quarter/yearIt's all about getting your brand name tied to the "LTE" name first! Whether or not the network is ready, Vodacom wants to be the first out the gates... bragging rights you know!
This is making tears well-up in my eyes.I think contract customers pay R1 a meg so basically if not careful you could pick up a bill of R240 in less than a minute
+1 exactly what they need to do. At least in decently priced bundles of 10gb, and then if you go oob, charge prorata per bundle rate, not the ridiculous oob rates.It's cool to see that Vodacom has got LTE up and running, but they should really design bigger capped products (like 50GB + p.m) at affordable rates.
I'd like to have LTE, but if it costs too much for little, don't think i will consider getting it.