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All of those packages are provided by ISPs (nothing directly from Vuma). Most are month to month, and there are quite a few good deals.
I don't know much about speeds but what would you say is a decent speed? I don't want to wait for a page to load. I want something that has reliable, good speed and best support. I also don't know how the router thing works, so I can say I expect one from the ISP because I don't have a router nor do I know how they work.Define best?
Not trying to facetious but best is not a measurable item. Are you looking for an ISP that is cheapest / best support / best routing to (choose one of EU, NA, SA, Far East) etc... what speeds are you looking for? will you be providing your own router or do you expect one from the ISP? all those factors add up to help people help you
I don't know much about speeds but what would you say is a decent speed? I don't want to wait for a page to load. I want something that has reliable, good speed and best support. I also don't know how the router thing works, so I can say I expect one from the ISP because I don't have a router nor do I know how they work.
1. Mostly for downloading and working from home.
- What will you use the connection for mainly? Gaming / Streaming (would you be streaming in 4k or just FHD) / Work from home (Teams and Zoom calls / VPN into work - is this local or international?)? (this will help in the speed decision) -
- Also how many people are likely to be doing those things at the same time (in general) - the more people and devices the more speed required
- Is there already a fibre box (ONT device) in your place or would one have to be installed by Vumatel - some ISP come with 'free installation' and others will charge you for it
- What is your ideal budget for this service?
So if you pay for the Vumatel installation then most ISPs are Month to Month anyways.1. Mostly for downloading and working from home.
2. Mostly me and sometimes two more people.
3. There is nothing installed, but I see that Vuma has been promoting their service in my area, so I know we have coverage. I don't know what's a fibre box/ONT device.
4. I'd say R700 a month, that's month-to-month.
I just Googled Openserve but their website is not working. So I went to Afrihost's Openserve Fibre section and checked coverage, and installation is provided by Vuma Reach, but I believe it's monthly. It's R400 per month, which is affordable but monthly and not month-to-month.So if you pay for the Vumatel installation then most ISPs are Month to Month anyways.
If you have Openserve coverage too then that might be an option because on the entry level packages they are a bit more affordable and doesn't hurt with the free installation and a free router from your ISP.
With Vumatel you are going to need to budget at least R1497 installation fee if you want a month to month with no contracts or claw back clauses.
If you drop me a pm with your address and check what coverage you have?
Thanks.Mind the Speed
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MTS Fine print
- **Place order at https://www.mindthespeed.co.za** to ensure a speedy installation and activation.
- - Free activation
- - Free migration
- - Free router
- - Free VOIP SIP account
- - Free 10gb cloud backup
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WebSquad Fine print
The Fine Print (See, not so small):
- Truly Unshaped and Unthrottled service - we're not here to tell you what you can and can't use your internet for
- Free-to-use Dual Band Fibre Router and delivery
- - already have a router? Get a R250 discount voucher to use at Web sQuad Shop!
- Never Lose a Byte - Free Storage on our Locally hosted Cloud*
- No Connection or Activation Fees
- Industry Leading Support
- No strings attached Month-to-Month Package
- Minimum Commitment Period: 1 Month
- Cancellation period: 1 Calendar Month Notice
- Starting Cost: N/A
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CISP Fine print
- High speed internet
- Free Router
- No Connection fee, however there is an Install fee of R1725 charged by Vumatel to the ISP for your install
- Uncapped data
- Customer services through phone, chat or email
- Commitment of minimum: 1 Month
- Cancellation period: 1 Month
- Starting Cost: N/A
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HC Fine print
- Line Speed: 20Mbps Download /2Mbps Upload Speeds / 10 Down 10 Up
- Data Allocation: Unbeatable Uncapped Unshaped Data |No Fair Use Policy | No Cap | No throttling
- Free-to-use Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi router for the extensive wireless range
- No Once Off Fee
- Month-to-Month Contract T&Cs Apply
- Should you cancel within a year, you will be liable to pay Home Connect full settlement amount for installation and activation fees.
So you need to see who you are covered by. With Vuma Reach coverage you only get 1 package for now and it's a 20/10 package at R399 per month with free installation. Its a really good offer to be honest and it will be hard to beat from any other provider.I just Googled Openserve but their website is not working. So I went to Afrihost's Openserve Fibre section and checked coverage, and installation is provided by Vuma Reach, but I believe it's monthly. It's R400 per month, which is affordable but monthly and not month-to-month.
owned by Vuma - different model, essentially a cheaper prepaid fibre business model. limited ISPs and limited linespeed choice. great price though. being rolled out into areas where FNO's were not necessarily willing (at this stage) to rollout out 'full blown' fibreWhy is Vuma more expensive than everyone else?
How does Vuma Reach differ from Vumatel?
So if you don’t have coverage with vuma reach but only with vumatel can you request vuma reach or not?owned by Vuma - different model, essentially a cheaper prepaid fibre business model. limited ISPs and limited linespeed choice. great price though.
some quirks in that its a single router/ONT and your router is locked down. having a line on vumareach hopefully installed today.