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    Default Afrihost, CrystelWeb?

    Hi guys

    I know couple of months back it was between these 2, and then on a good day MWEB.

    Whats the current feeling ?

    Pro's and cons.

    Crystelweb guy, seem to remember you pop in here, do you provide service out of the Alberton/Meyersdal exchange, 20Mb VDSL ?

    Please PM me prices.

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    Crystal Web all the way! Yes, they will sort out your area, and this link will give you their latest prices.

    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/adsl/1...-prices-2.html
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    I have CW and Vox. Afrihost. Axxess, Plugg, Incredible Connection Connect and Mweb before that.

    CW is hands down the best quality of Internet I've used.
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    CW, no question. Try them out. If you aren't convinced just give cancellation notice before the 19th and you can have a new ISP the following month. Which you can't do on Mweb.

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    hmmm data bundles look expensive, paying R200 atm for a 100GB+100GB. Won't mind going to a open anytime 350GB.
    same speed.
    tried to talk to their online chat guy, but he is either busy with something else or talking to to many people atm, was not active in conversation, will retry tomorrow.

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    will have a look at their web site and figure pricing and package options/structures myself, eish not in the mood for the entire cancellation and wait periods etc with MWEB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelza View Post
    will have a look at their web site and figure pricing and package options/structures myself, eish not in the mood for the entire cancellation and wait periods etc with MWEB.

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    Wait for next week. They said they're introducing new products and updating their prices.

    AfriHost is junk at the moment, btw. Our 50gb account from them is unusable for streaming in the evenings. Just have a look at their thread, most people are complaining about poor streaming performance in the evenings.

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    hehehe can see a sales guy being annoyed now.

    Started the cancellation process with MWEB, emailed them. thinking their cancellation process will be allot slower than the signing up for new services with CW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoopy View Post
    Wait for next week. They said they're introducing new products and updating their prices.

    AfriHost is junk at the moment, btw. Our 50gb account from them is unusable for streaming in the evenings. Just have a look at their thread, most people are complaining about poor streaming performance in the evenings.
    Maybe for you, but don't paint AH in a bad light, as not everybody is having an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icemanbrfc View Post
    Maybe for you, but don't paint AH in a bad light, as not everybody is having an issue.
    Yeah, the dozens of people reporting poor streaming every night this week should just be ignored.

    I'm not saying everyone is having issues, but enough people are reporting the same issue that it indicates all is not well with AH's network. We've been having endless issues streaming all week (as reported by dozens of others), and the moment we switched to other accounts it is fine. I don't believe for a second such a widespread issue isn't an AH issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelza View Post
    .. does anyone know what the cancellation policies with MWEB is, what am I in for ?
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    Mweb only processes cancellations on the 1st of a month. So you could cancel on the 2nd and have to wait two months to leave.

    Quote Originally Posted by georgelza View Post
    hmmm data bundles look expensive, paying R200 atm for a 100GB+100GB. Won't mind going to a open anytime 350GB.
    same speed.
    tried to talk to their online chat guy, but he is either busy with something else or talking to to many people atm, was not active in conversation, will retry tomorrow.

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    Are you looking at the new prices? MyBB's homepage has them. More announcements are coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Icemanbrfc View Post
    Maybe for you, but don't paint AH in a bad light, as not everybody is having an issue.
    The problem with Afrihost is that it's a hit or miss service. Pretty much like all ISPs racing to the bottom with their prices. Go to any thread and see how many issues customers are having.

    I was with Afrihost for 6 years and I'm using a capped account of theirs right now to replace the data I lost on my CW account this month. For the most part, the AH account is functional. But it has issues on more days than it doesn't. Even before the current issue in the South it struggled to stream 720p on my 40Mbps connection most of the time.

    And that's the benefit of Crystal Web. It's not an inconsistent experience. It doesn't matter what region you're in or what you use the internet for, the accounts just fly. You can go back 50 pages in the CW thread and the only performance issues being reported are Vumatel fibre customers getting DDoS'd on the international, which isn't even CW's fault.

    Recommending CW is the safest recommendation you could ever make.

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    Thanks.
    Decision made, not to get the cancellations processed through MWEB asap.
    so 1st is good, if I send instructions tomorrow, it will be processed end of this month, ending end of next at worst. Guessing they will follow their contract to the letter and adhere to this rule for both the line and the data.

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    Hi Hi

    I see the new prices listed on the myBB home page, I like, is that it, or are they going to announce even more?
    Like the CW Home Xtreme Capped option.
    I see it is listed as 150GB, does that mean 150GB available during day time and then uncapped 0:00 - 06:00 ?

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    What are we talking next week, the one coming or the one after ?
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    .. does anyone know what the cancellation policies with MWEB is, what am I in for ?
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