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    Quote Originally Posted by eg2505 View Post
    maybe, but we never had coverage issues, just crap speeds, anywhere in our towers general area.

    so lets wait and see how this goes with RAIN now,

    just signed up to the afrihost deal, now to sit and wait.....
    All depending on how many people are utilizing that tower

    From what I heard, even @ 50Mbps, that full bandwidth isnt used solely by you.

    Think of it as wifi, [email protected] with 10 people using it at the same time watching youtube and file sharing etc, you're not gonna get anywhere near 450Mbps of throughput.

    So that means Rain might only be really good where there's fibre coverage, where not many people are using or needing LTE....for those place out of fibre & ADSL coverage....it all depends on how well your signal strength & quality is to compete for the available shared bandwidth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    hahahahahahaha

    The mybb long term members will appreciate this.

    Roughly every 6 month mybroadband has a new favourite. (look at my join date). New network with massive capacity. Couple people join, bath in the excess capacity and report on social media that it's the greatest thing ever. Eleventy billion new people join. Now the network is flooded and no longer measures up to the promised land that the initial joiners witness. Many angry posts like this one follow.

    Rinse and repeat.

    Pretty much every major provider has had their turn at being the "hot" ISP. Mweb, AXXESS, Afrihost, WebAfrica, Crystalweb, Openweb, etc (plus another couple that I forgot, incl one very shifty one)

    Scary thing is I've been on each of those waves. Feeling old now...

    Anyway...about 2 months ago when Rain started being hot on here I sarcastically remarked that it's the latest and greatest thing....

    Edit 2: For extra laughs look at OP's join date. wow. colour me amazed
    Damn, this brings memories of the first ADSL ISP's, who then sold uncapped, and then decided it's unprofitable, and then later had uncapped ADSL with FUP's.

    Yea, the good ol' days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftDux-Rudi View Post
    Damn, this brings memories of the first ADSL ISP's, who then sold uncapped, and then decided it's unprofitable, and then later had uncapped ADSL with FUP's.

    Yea, the good ol' days.
    Unsustainable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lament View Post
    Unsustainable.
    Oh, yes, and unsustainable. I see a lot of new WISPs with uncapped and unthrottled packages are emerging as well.
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    I ordered the RAIN LTE deal from WebAfrica to get away from using ADSL since Fibre is not in my area yet. I also have a telkom sim with the R50 for 500Gb midnight data which hovers between 17/17 to 21/18

    Im curious to see what the speeds on RAIN are going to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdPerson View Post
    I ordered the RAIN LTE deal from WebAfrica to get away from using ADSL since Fibre is not in my area yet. I also have a telkom sim with the R50 for 500Gb midnight data which hovers between 17/17 to 21/18

    Im curious to see what the speeds on RAIN are going to be.
    Finally got it, speeds are 25 down and 6 up

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