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Fibre deals - Vumatel
« on: June 29, 2018, 03:01:17 PM »
So our fibre for our complex is ready with Vumatel

Looking for 50mbs uncapped

Who has the best deals, please post links, do's/donts etc

So far Vox has been there, but their deals seem costly...40/20 is R1059...

Thanks

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 03:19:32 PM »
I ordered from Afrihost uncapped 200/200 at 1500+-
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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 04:25:04 PM »
Cool Ideas. Price is not everything.

https://www.cisp.co.za/ftth/vumatel-residential/

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 09:23:57 AM »
I went with Afrihost too - 20 mb download, 2mb upload, 200gb cap. Going capped means i shouldn't get throttled or shaped. Paying R700. The endpoint provider is still Vumatel, but the main ISP is Afrihost. I had them for an ADSL line at my previous place, and the service was flawless
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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 10:30:32 AM »
Thanks guys

Ive seen uncapped 20/2, unshaped and unthrotled

Cool Ideas R809
Home Connect R698
Vox R756...(new deal)

Some with free install and a router

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 10:41:18 AM »
Openserve via Axxess or Vox (same price)

50Gb, 20mb down, 10mb up - R665,00
100Gb - R739,00
Uncapped, same speed - R959,00

The Vox deal works very well, have it at the shop

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 01:03:45 PM »
Openserve via Axxess or Vox (same price)

50Gb, 20mb down, 10mb up - R665,00
100Gb - R739,00
Uncapped, same speed - R959,00

The Vox deal works very well, have it at the shop
I'm on that package as well, very happy indeed.
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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 01:18:34 PM »
Thanks for input guys

I see some providers charge a whole lot of fees
Activation
Installation
CPE...

Some providers dont, if you take a higher package, but its obviously worked into that higher monthly fee

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 09:21:35 AM »
Thanks for input guys

I see some providers charge a whole lot of fees
Activation
Installation
CPE...

Some providers dont, if you take a higher package, but its obviously worked into that higher monthly fee


I paid no activation, router or installation fees. Took the 24 month contract which may not be for everyone but I've been with Vox for years now and had no reason to doubt their service.
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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 01:15:13 PM »
Also have Vox 40Meg Uncapped Fibre over Openserve.

So far haven't seen any throttling or shaping and doing around 500GB per month.

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 01:35:25 PM »
I'm with Webafrica on Openserve.

R669
10up/5down
150gb cap and 1.5T between 12am and 6am.
No contract
Service so far was really good and if i remember correctly, they got a free instillation with fibre router and wifi router deal going on now.   
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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 05:00:53 PM »
Just check the "fair usage" policy. This is applicable to many ISP's even if they claim that the service is un-capped. I had a 50/50 fibre uncapped om MWEB and every month at around 400GB's of use I would get a message indicating that I am testing their patience.
I moved over to a 100/10 capped service that offers 500GB's of day time and 500GB's of night time data for around the same price.

I must say that the difference between 50mbs and 100mbps is remarkable. Websites still load at around the same speed but there is a significant difference in streaming speeds. Even the DSTV Now app starts streaming a few milliseconds after pushing play. We often have 4 or 5 different full HD streams running at the same time and I have never had a single issue with buffering.

After getting fibre through Vumatel I initially signed up with Afrihost. It has to date been the most unpleasant client service experience I have ever had. I moved back to MWEB (was with them when I had ADSL) and am perfectly happy. A few of my neighbours went with CellC and they were recommending it to anyone that would listen, but now 8 months down the line, CellC is starting to get odd down times and the people are complaining about their help desk service. MWEB was kind enough to pay the installation fees (incl CPE) even after moving from Afrihost. If you cancel within 24 months, they however recover it pro-rata, which I recon is fair enough.

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 08:43:29 AM »
Thanks guys for the input

Mainly looking for Vumatel users as theres a difference, mainly with FUP with a couple ISPs

eg. Home Connect has a 2tb FUP on Openserve and no FUP on Vumatel

Was looking at Vox but Vumatel says their free installation promo is over

Anyone on Accelerit Fibre on Vumatel?

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Re: Fibre deals - Vumatel
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 05:35:44 PM »
Mweb has ditched their fup on my 20mbit vumatel fibre uncapped. No issues with speed and over 500gig downloaded in June. Got an email from them stating that there is no throttling on my 20/2 vumatel fibre . R809