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    Just got this from Sentech.....

    1st September 2009

    Dear Sir

    RE: DISCONTINUATION OF MYWIRELESS

    Sentech was a pioneer in the multi-media broadband market with the launch of MyWireless and BizNet in 2004. These products played an important enabling role in bringing multi-media to the South African market and were moderately successful.

    However, due to the fast changing nature of the ICT market and entry of well-funded competitors, Sentech has not been able to sustain the momentum and growth of these products and services. In addition, the equipment delivering retail broadband services is now entering the planned redundancy period.

    We therefore regret to advise you that Sentech is withdrawing from the retail telecommunications market. As a result the Company will discontinue the MyWireless service on 30 November 2009. You are kindly advised that our normal contractual arrangements will remain in force until the termination date.

    In addition to our core business of Broadcasting Signal Distribution, Sentech will henceforth concentrate on offering a wholesale broadband network as a common platform for all service providers.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued patronage and to apologise for any inconvenience caused. If we can be of any assistance during the transition period please do not hesitate to contact our call centre on:

    Tel: 086 073 6832
    E-mail: [email protected]

    We thank you sincerely for your support.

    Kind Regards


    Mr. Riaan Emerich
    General Manager: Marketing & Sales

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    OhGats is going to be soooo happy
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    Only about 5 years too late....
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    OhGhats I am peeved, where do I go?? Iworst is not worth the trouble, Notel is too deurmekaar and never has coverage, the celery providers are a bunch of ripoff artists and helkom will take 20 years to install a line. eish!!! I have have sentech for over 3years and it has worked very well for me, with the occasional wobbly and no service from geendraad. I will be sad to see it go.
    I think at this moment I will go get 3g from helkom, assuming its available in my area.
    I survived MyWireless and lived to tell the tale.

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    The end has arrived... Tonight my adsl connected after a bit of a battle with the router. Sentech.... min dae is here. I wil miss you :-)
    Ironically apart from the letter about mywi's end I have had no further mail from nowire about anything.
    I survived MyWireless and lived to tell the tale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhGats View Post
    The end has arrived... Tonight my adsl connected after a bit of a battle with the router. Sentech.... min dae is here. I wil miss you :-)
    Ironically apart from the letter about mywi's end I have had no further mail from nowire about anything.
    Why am I not surprised? It's such a shame, really as they had such a huge head start on the competition. What should have happened is that it got spun off into a separate company answering only to market considerations. But of course, that could never have happened with the ANC panjandrums in charge. Instead, the private sector, market forces and its own internal disfunctionalities killed it off.
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    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sentech fu :<
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    Bye Bye sentech, don't come back...ever.

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    Strangely enough I used the service for a few years and for my needs it was sufficient, rarely used more than 3GB per month. It was perfect for browsing/email and the odd iso download. Oh well...end of an era.

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    My company had an unlimited package back in the day.

    Good times.
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    haha, we still owed them R10k, haha. Refused to pay back in the day because they couldn't maintain something RESEMBLING a stable service!

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    What to do with all those Sentech routers now?

    1. Door stop
    2. Paper weight
    3. Try to make it work on the iBurst network
    4. Try to make it work on 3G networks
    5. Burn it and post the video to youtube
    6. Use it as cultural weapon
    7. Sell it off on eBay for a large sum
    8. Chuck it into the recycling bin
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    Award it as a trophy for bad service.
    I survived MyWireless and lived to tell the tale.

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    Stinktech never knew what they had, MUCH less how to leverage it ...y'all know that the IPWireless hardware they used STILL, right now today, is capable of faster download speed than the tech iBurst uses? As in a 3Mb/s* downlink, compared with iBurst's 1Mb/s*? This tech really was the greatest waste, *sigh*

    *yes, I know: theoretical, best case scenario

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    It can take a simcard, can't one make some sort of use of it?
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