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    Question Telkom LIT Experiences?

    I wanna get Telkom's LIT streaming service soon , and I wanted to know if anyone can share their experiences with it?

    It's a great deal for me personally. But I don't really trust Telkom.
    (I know all the "Fair Usage" and video quality limit stuff btw)
    Last edited by KobusvdSandt; 22-09-2017 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Thought i should add that

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    From what i gather you need to activate the service on the telkom webportal if its already not enabled.. works at 360p for video, not sure for Audio quality.. If you want higher quality video, you have to disable the service and that uses data..

    Its pretty much an awesome deal considering its just a perk and not something you paying extra for

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    From the first response I gather these is a confusion. There are two separate things:

    1. Telkom LIT (zero-rated streaming service) available only on FreeMe 2GB/5GB package or above. According to T&C it is for use on smartphones, no tethering allowed.

    2. Telkom LIT TV box. It is a powerful 4K device, it would be a waste to use for streaming 360p content. It is available on 50GB/100GB SmartBroadband packages (currently giving double data). I didn't receive any feedback whether LIT service can be used on these or similar packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sajunky View Post
    1. Telkom LIT (zero-rated streaming service) available only on FreeMe 2GB/5GB package or above.
    Refering to that deal yes!

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    it's a been a bliss, works like a charm... been streaming(and offline downloading) on Apple music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusvdSandt View Post
    Refering to that deal yes!
    Please post updates on which other packages LIT service is available.

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    im having issues streaming on netflix; instead of deducting from the 50GB LIT video data available its deducting from my normal usage data... which it shouldnt be doing... Showmax on the other hand works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LootsVod View Post
    im having issues streaming on netflix; instead of deducting from the 50GB LIT video data available its deducting from my normal usage data... which it shouldnt be doing... Showmax on the other hand works perfectly.
    I don't think Netflix is one of the partners with the LIT service anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Citizen View Post
    I don't think Netflix is one of the partners with the LIT service anymore
    Hi Guys,

    I'm getting the 50GB package this week, any advice if the LIT service will be active out of the box? Or do I have to activate it, if so how do you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bheinche View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I'm getting the 50GB package this week, any advice if the LIT service will be active out of the box? Or do I have to activate it, if so how do you do it?
    First of all what are you referring too?

    LIT streaming is not included in the LTE deals. It's only included in the Freeme packages 2GB and 3GB for Music and 5GB and above for Music and Video.

    If you are talking about the media player then yes they probably include those in the deal BUT data is charged for on that box no matter if you use it for the simcard the deal is included.

    That is where people are confusing things.

    LIT streaming addons can be bought @ R99 for 10GB Music streaming or R229 for 50GB LIT Video. Those bundles can be bolt on to most packages but remember that quality is limited to 360p which won't look nice on a HD TV. Higher quality is not blocked and will still consume the LIT bundle but those services are speed capped to 1Mbps so HD will buffer for a long while before you can actually view it.

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    The bundle works via tethering. Had a free 2GB Lit bundle given to me by telkom, was able to stream at 360p videos form that bundle only on my laptop, while my normal data bundle was left untouched. I'm not even on the freeme plan, still on SmartPlan 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 325i View Post
    The bundle works via tethering. Had a free 2GB Lit bundle given to me by telkom, was able to stream at 360p videos form that bundle only on my laptop, while my normal data bundle was left untouched. I'm not even on the freeme plan, still on SmartPlan 100.
    Yes it does.

    You can create wifi hotspot and use it like that. You can also put it in a router or mifi and link it to the DSTV Explora and Catchup Plus and Showmax will also work BUT as I mentioned before once a service is bough that include LIT like a Freeme boost bundle or a actual LIT video bundle all traffic from those services are limited to 1Mbps.

    So that would mean if you create a wifi hotspot or add it to your router and want to stream on like 5 devices at the same time from 1 simcard it's probably not going to be fun because everything will buffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavedog View Post
    First of all what are you referring too?

    LIT streaming is not included in the LTE deals. It's only included in the Freeme packages 2GB and 3GB for Music and 5GB and above for Music and Video.

    If you are talking about the media player then yes they probably include those in the deal BUT data is charged for on that box no matter if you use it for the simcard the deal is included.

    That is where people are confusing things.

    LIT streaming addons can be bought @ R99 for 10GB Music streaming or R229 for 50GB LIT Video. Those bundles can be bolt on to most packages but remember that quality is limited to 360p which won't look nice on a HD TV. Higher quality is not blocked and will still consume the LIT bundle but those services are speed capped to 1Mbps so HD will buffer for a long while before you can actually view it.
    As per telkom it is included with my package. Have already contacted them and it will be active out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bheinche View Post
    As per telkom it is included with my package. Have already contacted them and it will be active out of the box.
    Well I will be very surprise if it is but if true you would be able to see the LIT music and Video streaming data allocations via onnet.telkom.co.za

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