Telkom LTE vs Rain LTE-A – Double-data showdown

Telkom recently launched an LTE double-data promotion, offering customers double the anytime and Night Surfer data allocations on several packages.

The double-data deals follow the launch of a similar offering from ISPs selling Rain LTE-A packages.

Telkom stated that should a subscriber sign up for a qualifying package, they will receive double data for the 24 months of their contract.

“The promotion will last until January 2018,” said Telkom.

Rain’s promotion sees customers receiving double their monthly data until November 2018. Users must sign up before the end of November 2017 to take advantage of the promotion.

LTE router

Telkom’s SmartBroadband Wireless LTE packages are available on contract and prepaid, with the 24-month contracts including a free SIM and connection, and a free Huawei B315 LTE Wi-Fi router.

Rain’s month-to-month packages require users to purchase a Huawei B618 LTE-A router, which Afrihost is now selling for R999 as part of its Rain double-data promotion.

Data top-ups for Afrihost’s Rain packages are sold at R10 per GB and are valid for 30 days, while Telkom offers users a 500GB Night Surfer add-on for R50.

To see how the deals stack up against each other, we have detailed their pricing – using Afrihost pricing for Rain – and data allocations in the table below.

Package Anytime Data Night Data Price pm
SmartBroadband Wireless 5GB 10GB 10GB R249
SmartBroadband Wireless 10GB 20GB 20GB R349
SmartBroadband Wireless 20GB 40GB 40GB R449
SmartBroadband Wireless 30GB 60GB 60GB R549
SmartBroadband Wireless 50GB 100GB 100GB R749
Rain LTE-A 55GB+55GB 110GB R549
Rain LTE-A 85GB+85GB 170GB R799
SmartBroadband Wireless 100GB 200GB 200GB R1,049
Rain LTE-A 120GB+120GB 240GB R999
Rain LTE-A 220GB+220GB 440GB R1,349
Rain LTE-A 330GB+330GB 660GB R1,549

Now read: I tested Telkom’s 500GB for R50 LTE deal – It was awesome

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