Vodacom's Netflix plans

Nerfherder

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If Vodacom brings Netflix to South Africa, it may offer some zero-rated streaming data for the service – similar to its current DStv mobile product.


Don't lie to us.... if this is true then great.

If this is even a half truth prepare for crucification
 

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will be nice to have NF here locally... 'free' is welcome, but we don't mind paying for it, instead of special sign up to new cellular deal... BUT....in reality, i'm sure 'existing' SA users will only sign up IF its the FULL service, not some cross subsidized local mix somebody chooses on our behalf, ... and IF its not more expensive than can be had as a USA user.
 

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Won't happen because Multichoice will throw a hissy fit
 

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If Vodacom trusts their mobile network to deliver Netflix, and is prepared to zero rate, then we are entering a very new era in South Africa
 

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If Vodacom trusts their mobile network to deliver Netflix, and is prepared to zero rate, then we are entering a very new era in South Africa
what sort of zero rate volume? 20-30Gb pm is a very low estimate... and even then.... even 10Gb free streaming in ZA? i'm sceptical.
but from the looks of it, its only 'free subscription', not usage... thats like free $7/pm whoopee.
 
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If Vodacom trusts their mobile network to deliver Netflix, and is prepared to zero rate, then we are entering a very new era in South Africa

The "Test" they did the other day does not give me hope
 

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We'll get a good deal from Vodacom with Netflix in SA when pigs fly.
 

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If its anything NetFlix like (in terms of streaming service), the content on offer will be pisspoor, and the price will be ridiculous.

I'll keep my US Netflix account.
 

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Dont these Red deals cost you the earth anyway ?

For that monthly premium they could just about throw a small car in for free too !

Well in SA anyway, where the same red plans cost 4 X as much as they do in Europe.
 

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You think we'll get 8 million concurrent VOD users on the network? That should beat the rest of the world put together for concurrent VOD streams.
I think many doubt you could get a fraction of that before everything fell over… again.

EDIT: FWIW netflix streamed 6.5 billion hours (271 million days) of content to subscribers during the first quarter of 2014, two billion of which was streamed during January. ;)
 
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If its anything NetFlix like (in terms of streaming service), the content on offer will be pisspoor, and the price will be ridiculous.

I'll keep my US Netflix account.

Exactly .. I'd like local Netflix as much as the next guy but no thanks to having to sign up with Vodacom.
 

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*Netflix, now available on Vodacom

T&C Apply

T&C: Only on Sundays, from 6pm-6am , if its not raining, dial *111# and prebook your Netflix bundle, R50 Netflix bundle consists of 10Megs of Netflix bandwidth valid for 15 minutes only, OOB rates apply, errors are billed for.

Contract customers need not apply
 

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*Netflix, now available on Vodacom

T&C Apply

T&C: Only on Sundays, from 6pm-6am , if its not raining, all you need to do is dial *111# and prebook your Netflix bundle, R50 will give you 10Megs of Netflix , OOB rates apply

Yip, we after all live in the Terms and Conditions Apply Country
 
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