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Thread: ISP Decision. Axxess; WebAfrica or Vox

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    Default ISP Decision. Axxess; WebAfrica or Vox

    Hey Guys

    I just need help deciding on which ISP to adopt after my foolish trip into CyberSmart.

    From what I have seen I think these 3 appear to be the best options.

    Which would be the preferred option to go to?

    A few things to note :

    1) My budget is R700 excl Telkom phoneline rental.
    2) Streaming is important to my needs. Twitch quite so.
    3) Capped Accounts can work but the line is a family one so usage isn't always in my direct control.
    4) Usage times vary a lot so a good day-time experience is important.


    Thanks guys

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    I have a capped WA account and am very happy with it. To that I have added the VOX bolt on uncapped which works 18:00 to 06:00 and over weekends. This gives me uncapped after hours.

    Due to my usage I now hardly use the Vox account but when I did it worked just great and gave me the best of both worlds at a very cheap price

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    What has your average usage been over the last 3 months and what speed is your line?

    Reason I ask is because Connection has a 4mbps account for R199 per month and in my experience it runs almost as well as WA uncapped. They are both on IS, both have a star rating system so you can see when you are about to be shaped and both let you rape the line from 12 till 6 at night and it doesn't affect your start rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themank View Post
    What has your average usage been over the last 3 months and what speed is your line?

    Reason I ask is because Connection has a 4mbps account for R199 per month and in my experience it runs almost as well as WA uncapped. They are both on IS, both have a star rating system so you can see when you are about to be shaped and both let you rape the line from 12 till 6 at night and it doesn't affect your start rating.
    We have a 4Mbps line and are averaging around 170GB p/m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    We have a 4Mbps line and are averaging around 170GB p/m
    They are all good, but I would recommend staying away from home uncapped accounts with that usage (unless the majority of your usage is between midnight and morning.

    Just one thing, I know a few people who are with Cybersmart and have phoned in several times and complained about slow speeds. After a few phone calls, they got moved to a "new realm" and their speed issues vanished. I personally tested out my one friends home uncapped account after he had it moved to a new realm and it was actually an excellent account! It may just be worth a try
    Last edited by fingerprintz.mgr; 25-02-2015 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    Hey Guys

    I just need help deciding on which ISP to adopt after my foolish trip into CyberSmart.

    From what I have seen I think these 3 appear to be the best options.

    Which would be the preferred option to go to?

    A few things to note :

    1) My budget is R700 excl Telkom phoneline rental.
    2) Streaming is important to my needs. Twitch quite so.
    3) Capped Accounts can work but the line is a family one so usage isn't always in my direct control.
    4) Usage times vary a lot so a good day-time experience is important.


    Thanks guys
    What's your line speed?

    I'd suggest:
    http://www.webafrica.co.za/business/adsl/
    May your life be full of stories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    We have a 4Mbps line and are averaging around 170GB p/m
    Then definitely:
    http://www.webafrica.co.za/business/adsl/
    May your life be full of stories

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    None of the above. Crystalweb 400GB Capped account at R680.

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    Webafrica capped or business uncapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerprintz.mgr View Post
    They are all good, but I would recommend staying away from home uncapped accounts with that usage (unless the majority of your usage is between midnight and morning.

    Just one thing, I know a few people who are with Cybersmart and have phoned in several times and complained about slow speeds. After a few phone calls, they got moved to a "new realm" and their speed issues vanished. I personally tested out my one friends home uncapped account after he had it moved to a new realm and it was actually an excellent account! It may just be worth a try
    That exact scenario happened with me but I still had issues thereafter; thus facilitating the move.

    I used to be on Vox and for a while we had even greater usage back then and we never had any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevron View Post
    I would start with home capped and if it does not perform up to standard then just upgrade to business. This potentially will be a cheaper option as long as home capped works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    We have a 4Mbps line and are averaging around 170GB p/m
    At what times of the day is that 170GB accumulated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut771 View Post
    At what times of the day is that 170GB accumulated?
    It's all over the place. But primarily from like 4PM onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut771 View Post
    At what times of the day is that 170GB accumulated?
    He already stated his budget, line speed, and usage.

    There is 0 reason to go capped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    It's all over the place. But primarily from like 4PM onwards.
    Then better to go capped or business, or home uncapped if you don't mind waiting until 5pm.
    Last edited by wingnut771; 26-02-2015 at 12:43 AM.

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