Webafrica and MWEB launch new fixed LTE products – Price and speeds

RVQ

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The Night Surfer Data that Telkom includes makes a huge difference, so initial impressions are Rain based products aren't going to offer anything better than Telkoms offerings.

If they could offer 55GB+55GB at R549 with the ability to bring your own router then there's reason for me to move from Telkom....
 
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VegOtter

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That is hardly going to give Telkom a run for their money. "Uncapped" 300GB of LTE data for R799 incl. router. Only difference is that the one is month to month vs 2 year contract. So guess contract guarantee is what is saving you money.
 

klipdrifter

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More competition but still not better prices. ADSL and FIBRE is still the way to go for now... If speed is really a must then LTE is probably a better way to go than ADSL but still not worth it if you don't worry to much about speed.
 

HibiscusTunes

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This is really meh. No reason to get this over telkoms uncapped lte if you have coverage. Or even cellc's giga200 package that gives you 200GB data for R2000 for 365 days.

Also being forced to buy a modem if I already have one sucks.
 

grump_grouch

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Worse than Telkom. Telkom at least have the night-time data (on fixed cap products) and faster speeds if you are in the right location.
 

falcon786

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All the hoohah and hype and then they come up with this paltry offering?

We were expecting rain,we are barely even getting a 5 minute drizzle with this offer.:erm:
 

Kelerei

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It's Webafrica, people -- the ISP renowned for their substandard products and inept support.

Do not want.
 

rwenzori

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Why anyone would want a 20Mbps connection with a meagre 120GB cap is beyond me.
 

dotcat

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This is expensive (or cheap when compared to Afrihost):

Uncapped Telkom LTE 300 gb soft cap R2.5/Gb
Cellc Giga 100 20Mb/s R16/GB
Afrihost LTE 20Mb/s R40/GB
Telkom Capped LTE-A 150Mb/s R7.50
Telkom Capped LTE 80MB/s R8
Adsl 8mb/s R3.68/gb

Webafrica Rain R8 or 9/GB
 

VegOtter

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Thanks for the comparison, very nice.

This is expensive (or cheap when compared to Afrihost):

Uncapped Telkom LTE 300 gb soft cap R2.5/Gb
Cellc Giga 100 20Mb/s R16/GB
Afrihost LTE 20Mb/s R40/GB
Telkom Capped LTE-A 150Mb/s R7.50
Telkom Capped LTE 80MB/s R8
Adsl 8mb/s R3.68/gb

Webafrica Rain R8 or 9/GB
 

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MWEB has launched a selection of capped LTE-Advanced products on the Rain network.

The launch came at the same time as Webafrica launching its Rain LTE service.

Wireless Business Solutions rebranded as Rain recently and announced it is rolling out thousands of LTE-A sites across South Africa.

The service is provided as a fixed wireless broadband solution, and network coverage must be checked on the ISP’s website.

Prices for the MWEB packages range from R549 to R999.

The set-up cost is R2,199, and includes a mandatory Huawei B618 router and SIM card, which are delivered to the subscriber’s home.

The prices for MWEB’s capped month-to-month Rain LTE-A packages are:

55GB – R549 per month
85GB – R799 per month
120GB – R999 per month

Customers who purchase an MWEB LTE-A package will have to provide RICA documentation.
 

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For someone who refuses to make use of Telkom, it's not that bad. If I didn't have Bitco internet then I probably would have gone for it since we have fibre a street away from us and people seem to be building the fibre all around us.

However, Rain now targets areas that are also being targeted by fibre providers.

My parents who live in an estate in Hartbeespoort have no decent internet options. You'd think Rain would be perfect for areas like that.
 

dotcat

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ok guess which is Webafrica and which is Mweb?

55GB – R549 per month
85GB – R799 per month
120GB – R999 per month

55GB – R549 per month
85GB – R799 per month
120GB – R999 per month
 

DXL

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Can someone please tell Mr Harris this is a recipe for failure.

Clearly these nuts know nothing about ROI and Competition issues.

Have they done a price comparison against what is in the market vs what they offer.

I was interested but now i am not. I will Stick with Telkom.

Hope Telkom improves their offerings soon and we kill the RAIN network.

Hate to be a GURU but this Network is going down. Hope the Board stops all investment now.

Another MXIT investment in the making - Invest big money and shut it down.

Please remember this post when MYBB posts RAIN will be selling off to Vodacom or Shutting down.
 

Marius Flash

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What is needed is the following:
A.) LTE - Capped accounts (Month to Month) Starting from R300 upwards !
B.) LTE - Uncapped Accounts (Month to Month) Starting from R400 upwards !

The above for all ISP's to show who is " The BOSS" when it comes to wireless broadband, that can deliver and give the consumer what "THEY" want, not what the ISP"s want......
Let the games begin......:whistling:
 
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