Openweb today (27 January 2012) unveiled their OpenBrowse Uncapped ADSL promotion with an uncapped 384kbps account selling at R59 per month.
The OpenBrowse uncapped ADSL service is suitable for online services browsing, e-mails, Skype and gaming, but has severe restrictions on any large downloads.
Openweb founder Keoma Wright explained that any kind of download will be slowed significantly. “The download will still come down, but no great speed can be expected,” said Wright.
YouTube and other streaming services will also be severely crippled. Wright however points out that “when the network is on low peak traffic, YouTube will be allowed”.
The OpenBrowse uncapped ADSL packages are as follows:
- 384kbps OpenBrowse Uncapped – R59;
- 1024kbps OpenBrowse Uncapped – R209;
- 4Mbps OpenBrowse Uncapped – R329.
Other service details include:
- Client must activate a debit order for the duration of the contract;
- 1 concurrent ADSL connection;
- Seacom with SAT3 failover provided;
- Gaming will be allowed.
Wright says that OpenWeb has 500 of these accounts on promotion, and clients that sign-up now will “only pay R49 for the rest of January irrelevant of the package they choose”.