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    Question Cell C's new Data Packages

    According to these prices (http://www.cellc.co.za/internet/data...only-5c-per-mb) they seem to be the absolute cheapest in SA.

    In comparison to MTN and Vodcom, but even NeoTel isn't cheaper (neither the NeoFlex Data 5GB nor the NeoGo 1.5G Ex). Nor iBurst - even though their maximum data-rates are a lot slower. And I won't even talk about the stupid Tel#$%^%%% ADSL's packages (never mind which "ISP" is bolted on top of them) - since the 4GB/s line starts at R413/month.

    My question is how good is their connection? Anyone have any experience with them?
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    My brother has gone for it and he is delighted. I don't know if area matters (probably does); he's in Umbilo, Durban.
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    Thanks, much as I thought - looking at their coverage map, I fall into their best coverage at work, but only moderate at home. I just wonder how those dongles of their perform ... you and I both know from experience that the others' "modems" are less than perfect at the best of times
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    He's on the dongle and he reports no issues.

    I probably should include a few disclaimers.

    He was previously on an ADSL 384 line and he went for the Cell C deal because he was having trouble with Skype with video - and it was the cheapest option that looked like a solution, obviously. The Skype with video now works perfectly, apparently.

    However, apart from the Skype with video stuff, he isn't what I'd class as an internet "power user" and I don't know how much of a benchmark an ADSL 384 line is. I get the zig with Telkom's "ADSL fastest" option at times, let alone that "slowest broadband on the planet" stuff.
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    I really am thinking seriously about it as my voda connection is just really doing well at the moment
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    I've heard only good things regarding Cell C's data offerings. Great speeds and connectivity at an awesome price.

    I have friends who even use Cell C's data packages for bandwidth-intensive gaming and I've only heard positive feedback. This is something I never would have expected coming from a wireless service provider.

    I'm seriously tempted to go down that route myself, except our Mweb uncapped ADSL is at the most stable it's ever been right now. Not sure whether or not to make the effort.
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    I just got the pre-paid bundle and its working great so far. Im in Pretoria. The speeds are great, the connection is great (i couldnt get on the network once or twice)

    Im using their dongle.

    The thing i like is that if my data is finished it finished and it gets replenished the next month. Then i get to chose if i want to add more data as with my other 3G account which was contract, once it was over it went on and on and on....

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    Thank you guys! This opened my eyes - always thought CellC was just a 2nd rate player. Maybe they've "improved" (as the add says) beyond the others.

    Anyhow, I'm still happy with my Vodacom (at present). But as stated elsewhere, if they so much as blink I'm off like a shot. Good to have the info beforehand though
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    See why i consider this seriously! i send quite a few large emails a day with attachments. Very painful! This is my 3g line and its not doing badly today.
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    This is my speedtest result I did 3 minutes ago... From Durban (Vodacom) to Joburg. Being on the vodacom network definitely helped this test. After all, why would vodacom want me to believe I have anything but the best possible network =P
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    Something else to consider... I use their 3G/HSDPA router to connect.
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