Vumatel drops cheapest fibre packages

Hanno Labuschagne

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Vumatel drops cheapest fibre packages

Fibre network operator Vumatel has discontinued several of its more affordable fibre packages, which will result in customers being moved to more expensive options.

This is according to emails sent to the customers of several fibre ISPs – including Afrihost, Cool Ideas, and Vox – informing them of changes in pricing on their fibre packages on Vumatel’s network.

These changes are already reflected on the Afrihost, Cool Ideas, and Vox websites and will come into effect from 1 April 2021 for existing customers.
 

Everyones-a-Wally

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I was never a fan of the packaged with a crappy upload speed. But forcing the customers to pay more for a package, even if it is a better one, does leave a bad taste in the mouth
Considering they're already expensive....
You're funding their surveillance business.
 

Thor

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Pitty was hoping mybb's articles will make them change their mind, nope they gave the middle finger to MyBB and went and increased their pricing, typical JSE company.
 

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I would like to hear Vumatel's "justification" on why they are actually scrapping the 10/2 and 20/2 packages (apart from getting more money for "free" because most people won't be using the increased upload speeds they are forced to pay for anyway).

It's like Vodacom increasing the 50 sms's on your contract to 500 sms's and then charging you more - no one asked for it or will use it otherwise you would have chosen it from the start.

Dick move Vumatel, dick move :mad:
 

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Vumatel drops cheapest fibre packages

Fibre network operator Vumatel has discontinued several of its more affordable fibre packages, which will result in customers being moved to more expensive options.

This is according to emails sent to the customers of several fibre ISPs – including Afrihost, Cool Ideas, and Vox – informing them of changes in pricing on their fibre packages on Vumatel’s network.

These changes are already reflected on the Afrihost, Cool Ideas, and Vox websites and will come into effect from 1 April 2021 for existing customers.
Hey @Hanno Labuschagne , I tried to find a "register your interest" link for Openserve but couldn't unfortunately.

I sent an email to : info@openserve.co.za, almost a week ago to enquire about future availability but haven't received a response unfortunately.

Can you approach Openserve and query what their future plans for fibre is.

What is the process a consumer has to follow to register interest etc.

Thanks
 

We Love Bass

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Sad thing is you cant even move to a different fibre provider cos they own the infrastructure in your area, this is gangsterism.
 

Messugga

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Sad thing is you cant even move to a different fibre provider cos they own the infrastructure in your area, this is gangsterism.
Some areas have more than one option. Considering switching to Openserve, just need to look at installation costs and such.
 

isie

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People with multiple FNO options will most probably move of Vumatel - those of us without option will stay
So vuma will only have customers who feel forced to stay on their network - not a happy bunch of customers to have as soon as anyone has a choice to move they will look at areas with other FNO's.
Vuma should look now and lower prices to keep their customers happy instead of milking them and leaving a bad impression
 

Jbn222

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Some areas have more than one option. Considering switching to Openserve, just need to look at installation costs and such.
We have both Openserve & Vumetel in our area. Been with Vumetel long enough to not pay a penalty so considering switching.
 
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