Why Telkom Mobile offers the best value in South Africa

Jamie McKane

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Why Telkom Mobile offers the best value in South Africa

With Telkom's mobile data bundles now offering extended validity periods, users being able to transfer data to one another, and a new 4G roaming agreement with Vodacom in place, Telkom offers excellent value in South Africa.

Telkom announced today that it is the first mobile network in South Africa to comply with ICASA's End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations.
 
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WTF, the night surfer data will expire in a month's time but not the day time data?

Is this in line with the regulations?
 

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I don't see any difference in the validity period for FreeMe bundles.

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"Dawson said that at Telkom they truly believe they lead the race in terms of data"

Think he meant Telkom Mobile.

ICASA said data shouldn't expire, period.
Not give it a extra month or two.
Who the hell doesn't use 500mb in 1 months nevermind 6 months?

Another add sponsored by Hellkom, appologies Hellkom mobile
 

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Eh? It's prepaid.

Also, Telkom Mobile is different to Telkom fixed line.
Nope, only when it suites them with better numbers

"Dawson said that at {Telkom} they truly believe they lead the race in terms of data"

Doesn't say Telkom mobile. When it fits even Openserve gets included for bigger client numbers
 

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This is a joke actually. I'm sure the regulations require data to last much longer than 2 months, just can't find the exact periods right now. Also if I pay for normal and night data I consider both to be primary data. Telkom can buzz off.
 
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Eh? It's prepaid.

Also, Telkom Mobile is different to Telkom fixed line.
Telkom Mobile is precisely the entity who has continued to bill me after cancellation.

I have had to ask my banker to reverse their debit orders.

Their billing department consists of twats of the highest order.
 

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Telkom Mobile is precisely the entity who has continued to bill me after cancellation.

I have had to ask my banker to reverse their debit orders.

Their billing department consists of twats of the highest order.
Nope, Telkom mobile continued to bill me after I cancelled my contract.
I'm reasonably sure it's the same billing department. Telkom mobile is just a brand.
 

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I had issues a couple of years ago with cancellations.
Not so much anymore...

Before, you could not even cancel a mobile contract in store.
Since that has changed, I've had no issues and already canceled two contracts this year.
One was LTE contract that expired.
The other was an LTE contract I applied for and then canceled when fibre went live.
 

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Why Telkom Mobile offers the best value* in South Africa


*provided you don't value your sanity
 
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I had issues a couple of years ago with cancellations.
Not so much anymore...

Before, you could not even cancel a mobile contract in store.
Since that has changed, I've had no issues and already canceled two contracts this year.
One was LTE contract that expired.
The other was an LTE contract I applied for and then canceled when fibre went live.
My billing-after-cancellation is happening now.

My banker didn't even question the debit order reversal as she is well aware of the issues they still have.

There are still, now, huge problems with Telkom and the proverbial barge-pole comes to mind.
 
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