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    ADSL @R29/gig

    OK here it is I have just signed up for 10gig account on Afrihost for R290 per month. The beauty for me is I can sign on at home and the office on the same account as you are allowed 5 concurrent connections. This is a limited time offer so hurry if you want cheaper ADSL bandwidth as they say they will close this offer soon.
    Thanks to Norri who posted this on his facebook status, and good bye telkom.
    This has been discussed extensively on MY ADSL so look there for more background.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    I have signed up - remember they guarantee that they will keep your account on R 29-00 per gig for the account you signed up for if the special is over. I will still keep my main ISP active with a lower cap in case something happens. Another thing is that you are not locked into a contract so you can cancel anytime.

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    How is the international speed? Can you feel the effect of Seacom bandwidth?
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    My main provider is Axxess - so far I can say there is NO difference between Axxess and Afrihost - only price! I only have a 384 kbps connection though. Axxess also uses IS bandwith like Afrihost.

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    Ian, did you manage to catch the terms and conditions when signing up? I was unable to find any TOS on their DSL to read before signing up.

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    Chatmaster - this is not Ian but hope this answers:
    http://www.afrihost.com/adsl-faqs.php

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    OK. Have also taken the R29 for 1 Gb option as a backup for when MWeb fail.

    Will give feedback if anything to report.
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    I am truly impressed! It seems like a real good deal. I just truly wonder what it will take to get Telkom and their criminal prices to see the light. Despite this great price from AH it is still crazy high prices on their side.

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    My subjective view is that international feels faster. For terms what I like is you can cancel anytime and they lock in the R29 rate for the package bandwidth topups may increase in price. Together with consolidating 2 accounts into 1 it seems that the downside is very little.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    A comprehensive speed test would be better, but a ping test would also be interesting. On Telkom ADSL when I ping an internationally hosted site (like TFSA) the average return time is normally in the range of 350-550ms. Local is normally under 100ms.

    If you're not familiar with how to ping TFSA, it's Start > Run > cmd > ping theforumsa.co.za

    Most of the difference is the drag time on the JHB to Europe leg. This is more evident if you use the tracert command instead of ping.
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