Price breather for internet users

2012-07-20 12:48

Cape Town - @lantic, the consumer internet service provider within the Vox Telecom Group, has announced its second significant data price cut for 2012.

In a media release on Friday, @lantic's Dederick Venter said: "This is our way of compensating for the recent increases in Telkom line prices.

"Telkom is still the monopoly supplier of ADSL lines so we can't do anything about that, but we can cut our data costs. South Africans are still paying far too much for internet connectivity and we will continue to do everything in our power to bring prices down."

A 1Mb line with uncapped data will now cost @lantic customers R351 a month, down from the previous R589. For those who already have a line and only need uncapped data, the price has dropped from R299 to R199 a month.

Business users can score as the price of the uncapped 1Mb ADSL offering has more than halved, from R1 779 to R877 a month. The 4Mb and 10Mb packages also offer big price cuts.

There's also good news for consumers needing unshaped ADSL that will allow them to browse the web, play online games, download stock prices and use Skype all at the same speed.

An unshaped package of 10Gb per month has dropped from R560 to R314 per month, with the top 100GB package coming down from R3 100 to R2 594 a month.

 - Fin24


  • Stephan Bothma - 2012-07-20 14:00

    Laughable - MWEB and Afrihost made these reductions in April already. How is this newsworthy? R314 for 10GB AFTER a reduction is also ridiculous - all major ISP's have been below R200 since last year. Don't know how this ended up on the front page of News24??

      Tony Lapson - 2012-07-20 15:04

      I have to disagree with you. We are way behind on our technology and the prices that we pay are far too high. The low price deals that you speak of are actually horrible to use beyond emails and documents. 5 years ago, while I was in Australia, I had a 40mb ASDL2+ line with a 80gig cap, unlimited national streaming and 5 free email addresses. This all cost me R380 without being stringed into paying for a telephone line (you shouldn't have to pay for line rentals). The telecom monopoly is hindering the access for the poor, to the biggest source of information available in this modern world.

  • john.halfpenny.395 - 2012-07-20 14:36

    In Mozambique I'm paying R700 for a dedicated 4MB ADSL line with 30GB a month. You would think RSA would be cheaper?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-07-20 14:50

      It certainly can be If that is the price excluding line rental. I am paying R920 for 4mb uncapped.

      badballie - 2012-07-23 12:51

      Under Telkoms latest reductions I am paying R590.00 per month (all inclusive for an uncapped 2mb line.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-07-20 18:19

    8ta gives 10gigs wireless for R199pm as long as you are in or close to bigger cities it's really fast.

  • badballie - 2012-07-23 12:50

    As long as the Telkom's, Eskom's, Transnets and soeknets (customs) have the government as their largest shareholder they will continue to over charge and realize massive profits. That being said we have seen a massive decrease in prices over the last few years and can only hope that it will continue to do so, although of course we will not see the sort of pricing the first world has as long as government and their para-stales hold the monopoly on bandwidth and line access.

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