An online social media campaign called ‘Free The Web’ has over the past few days gained momentum, sparking speculation that one of the larger companies are planning something big.
A Facebook page was created with the message “We’re frustrated by the limitations of the internet in SA. Let’s celebrate the greatness of the web and call for a change! Join us and be the first to know when we succeed in our cause to Free The Web in SA!”
This Facebook page quickly grew in popularity through both word of mouth and an aggressive advertising campaign, and has to date attracted over 13,000 fans.
The company behind the initiative, which was until recently unknown, said that “Our grand plan is announced in just a few days time [today].”
MWEB unveils their plan
It has now been revealed that MWEB was behind this social media campaign, and the announcement was indeed significant: Uncapped ADSL bandwidth at affordable rates.
“On 22 March 2010, MWEB will launch a series of affordable uncapped ADSL products in the South African market targeted at both consumers and businesses,” the company said in a press statement.
The product offerings are as follows:
MWEB Connect (Consumer product; month-to-month)
- Uncapped ADSL 384kbps: R219
- Uncapped ADSL 512kbps: R299
- Uncapped ADSL 4096kbps: R539
- Uncapped All-inclusive 384kbps: R349
- Uncapped All-inclusive 512kbps: R599
- Uncapped All-inclusive 4096kbps: R899
MWEB BUSINESS (Business product; 12 month contract)
- Uncapped ADSL 384kbps: R499
- Uncapped ADSL 512kbps: R699
- Uncapped ADSL 4096kbps: R1 999
- Uncapped All-inclusive 384kbps: R629
- Uncapped All-inclusive 512kbps: R999
- Uncapped All-inclusive 4096kbps: R2 259
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