Voice call price cuts in South Africa

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In MTN speak "almost 20%" is probably around 11% in reality! :twisted:
 

siraman

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MTN Business said today that they are reducing fixed call rates by almost 20% for enterprise customers
Eh,what about the man on the street MTN?Hello,hello,Yes..Joe Public,Yes the long suffering one who is fleeced daily by the enterprises receiving the discount.
 

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In MTN speak "almost 20%" is probably around 11% in reality! :twisted:
or 10.000001%...

Neotel offering good value as always on calls, but unfortunately are still using dumped tech from the 1990s and have still not figured out how to put a proper product package [prepaid would be killer] together. Also you might want to try get some up-time for that website and a support dept that has a clue [talking the CDMA stuff, the bus support is apparently good].
 

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have still not figured out how to put a proper product package [prepaid would be killer] together.
And crucially, network roll-out and network quality in covered areas(so i hear).
 

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If you don't have ADSL, neotel makes more sense as a 021/011 option compared to telkom. I ported my land line from Telkom to neotel and took out the lite R99 package where you get R50 credit. For the R50 my SO talks for abt 3-4 hours per month with 90% Neofail to Telscum calls and my bill is R99 every month. My 2c
 

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If you don't have ADSL, neotel makes more sense as a 021/011 option compared to telkom. I ported my land line from Telkom to neotel and took out the lite R99 package where you get R50 credit. For the R50 my SO talks for abt 3-4 hours per month with 90% Neofail to Telscum calls and my bill is R99 every month. My 2c
Sounds enticing + add in one of the best wireless deals I've seen, the NeoGo Data Card 24GB + device once-off, and over 12 months(2GB/Month) "data carry-over" at R799 and you have winner.Nevermind the bad rep.their CDMA tech/support has taken on this forum, I so wish they would have rolled out their network to the smaller cities/towns(but we know their story).

What is the theoretical Neotel DL/UL speed in Mbps on this CDMA network?
 

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@siraman: In my study I get between 256kb/s to 750kb/s (2 bars on mobile partner) but in my lounge and kitchen (full bar) I get about 900kb/s to 1.2mb/s.
 

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All the wholesale termination rates went down by regulatory decree today and so all our wholesale rates to our telco customers went down. Everybody who does their homework should be receiving reduced rates for South African destinations today!

International rates are definitely too high. We offer many of our wholesale international destinations at lower costs than local numbers, and yet the retail markup is still so high that they appear to be more expensive.
 

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@siraman: In my study I get between 256kb/s to 750kb/s (2 bars on mobile partner) but in my lounge and kitchen (full bar) I get about 900kb/s to 1.2mb/s.
Terrible speeds but to a semi-rural to rural area they'd be so so okay, but call rates would be the puller.
 
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