So after MWEB announced it’s uncapped ADSL solutions, it seems like most of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) are jumping onto the band wagon and competing.
Let’s have a look at what each ISP offers:
MWEB – http://www.mweb.co.za/adsl/
MWEB is a big player in the Internet market; they have a good infrastructure and I’m pretty certain their services will be great. I will be receiving an uncapped test account during the course of next week and will keep you updated. What I do know is that they do control speeds during office hours to prioritize email and browsing, which I feel is fair.
Web Africa – http://www.webafrica.co.za
Web Africa have introduced a new uncapped Business package with hugely competitive prices. The company is well established and is the service provider I am currently using, so it’s worth having a look!
I have been a fan of OpenWeb since the moment they opened their doors to the ADSL world; I always found their support incredible and the owner is a really great guy. OpenWeb have partnered with MWEB to offer its clients uncapped ADSL, so the prices are exactly the same as MWEB. Once again, backboning off MWEB will need speed controls during office hours, sometimes.
The important thing here is to note that @lantic/Vox include the line rental costs in their monthly uncapped accounts.
AfriHost CEO, Gian Visser, announced that AfriHost would be introducing their uncapped accounts any day now. He told reporters that they had been planning this for quite some time, but MWEB beat them to it. AfriHost has been an incredibly competitive company in the ADSL market, often offering the cheapest data bundles. It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with for their uncapped accounts.
DigiChili burst onto the market a couple months back offering uncapped Internet. Unfortunately, every report I’ve heard since then has been negative and I think they will slowly slip out of the market based on their costs being more expensive and their offerings less attractive.
I don’t know too much about Gamco, but based on their prices for uncapped accounts, it looks like they aren’t going to be much of a threat.
Screamer is another ISP that came into the game with uncapped options; I’ve heard more negative comments than positive ones, besides, they’ve been priced out the market though. Their prices do not include adsl line rental, this is to be paid directly and seperately to Telkom.
Do you know of an ISP that’s jumping onto the band wagon and offering uncapped Internet? Please do leave a comment and let me know!
Web Africa – http://www.webafrica.co.za/
Web Africa doesn’t offer uncapped, but it’s Titan packages are brilliant, constant uptime and really high speeds.