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    I still run 4 meg copper ADSL and I have no problems streaming netflix etc.
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    The ques are getting shorter at the telkom stores...no longer "we are experiencing high call volumes" ...they are moving over to fibre and offering free wireless phones...could it be a desperate attempt to try win back customers who are moving to other companies faster than they realise what is happening.

    News article Telkom subscriber declines...the writing has been on the wall since the first lot of trenching for the new fibre network started...i dont think Telkom go slice of the cake this time.

    Anyone else getting smart with the shared wireless internet... considering you can get speeds of over 100Mbps using wireless technology...sharing your 4 or 10 Mbps with your mates like most people are doing with their DSTV 5 users option...i person installs an uncapped *FUP free service and simply hooks up wireless transmitter on the roof and a receiver on the mates roof.

    IT is a no brainer for neighborhood watch groups which have cameras around the hood and want patrollers to have access to the cameras while on patrol or to transmit back to a control room...the bigger the more.

    This crap of having to pay for a fixed line you the household to share ...sounds great until you leave home...then you back to buying data...start adding up all the bills every month...suckers are paying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
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    I am with cool ideas on Vumatel at home. And it just works. We watch streaming TV all the time or have google music going. At work we got Iconnect with high speed and capped package, this bought out by Cellc and so far so good. I love getting the big 100MB file now, it is just so quick.

    What do you use for your landline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedruid View Post
    What do you use for your landline?
    At work we still have a landline, at home we just use cell phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    At work we still have a landline, at home we just use cell phones.
    Thanks, my cousin in Uk does the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
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    I am with cool ideas on Vumatel at home. And it just works. We watch streaming TV all the time or have google music going. At work we got Iconnect with high speed and capped package, this bought out by Cellc and so far so good. I love getting the big 100MB file now, it is just so quick.
    IanF, mind sharing the site you use for streaming TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedruid View Post
    IanF, mind sharing the site you use for streaming TV?
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    I use Netflix currently and have used Amazon prime for a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
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    I use Netflix currently and have used Amazon prime for a few months.
    So nothing with Rugby?

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    Telkom have contacted me to upgrade my current service to fibre....no thanks... so which service? with no FUP or ties to a cheap crappy router or installation cost. It time to make provision for the fibre line or is it not better to wait and go 5 G?

    This telephone/data thing starts adding up... you add the cost per month for the fix line...ADSL/fibre... then you start adding your phone contract...data purchases...add the wife and her phone and data purchases... then the kids phones and data...these companies must be printing money from all us stubborn suckers.

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    I am very tired of "up to" speeds being quoted.
    What is the minimum guaranteed speed is more appropriate.

    We have fiber in our area suddenly.
    I have LTE which used to be great, (mostly above 50Mbps, now hardly 20Mbps, and never above 10Mbps upload) but speeds are often slow lately, and all I get when phoning to query is that it will be escalated.

    Now I ask the Fiber marketers and they can only guarantee "UP TO"
    I need a guarantee of "Above" and that they will upgrade there system when it gets below a certain level.

    Is this possible with any provider?

    What is the benefit of spending the money for super fast fiber when my LTE is faster than fiber at the same price?

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