VoIP cost warning - MTN may charge you R25 per MB

Rickster

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Yet you can use your phone as a modem in a PC and use it for Teamspeak no problem.
 

nelwa

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Is this even legal? Can't I do with my data what I want after purchasing it? It's not like it's really any different to streaming a video from youtube...
 

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Yet you can use your phone as a modem in a PC and use it for Teamspeak no problem.

Which if the dumb people of MTN figured it out would charge you 25... it's still voip.
This stuff in their terms of agreement is way old, I thought they dropped in many years ago, as this same article was on myBB. Kinda a double post just what... 4 years later?
 

The_Unbeliever

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If I purchased 500Mb at their exorbitant rates and prices, then surely it is for me to decide what to use said data bundle for, not them.
 
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isie

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So what about Viber calls am i currently paying R25 per MB for that?
 

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I assume this will affect the BBM service as well?
My wife and daughter use the BBM (BiS) chat service on a regular basis to Australia.
 

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I'm on MTN prepaid. I can buy prepaid from other providers.
So, goodbye MTN, just on principle.
 

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I think the date of the article must be wrong. It sounds like it should be from 2010.
 

moosag

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This is so stupid. Data should be declared constitutionally universal in application.
Usage, operation, maintenance and provisioning is the same for 1 MB of data whether its used for:
-> Downloading
-> Streaming
-> Porn Watching
-> Whats App messaging
-> VOIP

Just because it eats at their archaic model of voice revenue its not our fault that their business model is outdated! Either get with the times or loose revenue due to lack of foresight, vision and provisioning by said companies CEO's.

The fact that this their mentality shows just how backward they are and most importantly are not worried at all about innovation and progressive growth.

In the short term it protects shareholders investment but in the long term they will loose out if they don't adapt.

These types of technological shifts create opportunities if only the right mindset is applied.

Unfortunately our beloved South African Telecommunciations CEO's are and always will be backward.
 

isie

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Which if the dumb people of MTN figured it out would charge you 25... it's still voip.
This stuff in their terms of agreement is way old, I thought they dropped in many years ago, as this same article was on myBB. Kinda a double post just what... 4 years later?



I think the date of the article must be wrong. It sounds like it should be from 2010.

I do get the feeling of Dejavu with this one.
Im sure there was an article on mybb a year or so back.
IIRC MTN came back saying no they wont charge or something like that
 

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Again the dinosaurs are trying to split data up into voice, work data, entertainment data(Movies and Music), message data(sms) etc etc

It's high time you a$$hats realized data is data. Let it flow at a reasonable rate and price point and you can make money from that service. Try control/bottleneck it and you will see your butt.
 

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This is probably related to Whatsapp offering VOIP now.MTN you can go and **** yourselves seriously.You are going to threaten your customers with cancelling their contract, while they make use of Data that they have already payed for?
**** me, I may have just found a way to get out of my MTN contract sooner than expected :D
 

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vpn to your pbx server then start voip call over the vpn
 

Baxteen

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And in real life when MTN sells their data in massive bundles to Afrihost for the APN and I use my Afrihost APN for VOIP who does Mtn bill then?
 
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