MWEB has dropped its 1Mbps uncapped data-only pricing to R199 per month, and will offer a free upgrade to all data only uncapped 384Kbps customers.
The move makes MWEB’s 1Mbps Uncapped data package the most cost effective uncapped, unthrottled ADSL offering in South Africa. This is in-line with MWEB’s aim to make 1Mbps Uncapped ADSL the new entry level uncapped product in South Africa.
MWEB’s existing 1Mbps Uncapped customers will be given a R100 reduction on their monthly bills – a saving of over 33%. 384Kbps customers, who upgrade their ADSL lines to cater for 1Mbps speeds, will see their connection speed more than double on their new 1Mbps uncapped packages, while paying R20 less per month for their data.
Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP, says MWEB has made the call to use the 30 percent cut in Telkom’s IP Connect (IPC) pricing in two ways. The ISP will use part of the savings to continue enhancing its Tier 1 network, thereby benefitting all MWEB ADSL customers. MWEB claims that the balance is being used to make 1Mbps Uncapped ADSL the “best internet deal in South Africa” by dropping the price on that product to just R199 per month.
“Since pioneering the launch of uncapped ADSL in South Africa 2 years ago, MWEB has continuously punted an uncapped connection as being key to experiencing the best the Internet has to offer. With increased demand for rich media content, faster speeds have become vital to really enjoying the Internet. We would like to see 1Mbps uncapped packages become the new entry level product for local Internet users.
“To champion this change, MWEB has dropped the price of 1Mbps uncapped ADSL by R100. In the interests of growing fixed-line broadband in SA we look forward to a formal announcement from Telkom to say they’re upgrading all 384Kbps lines to 1Mbps at no extra cost to the end-user,” says Hershaw.
MWEB’s price changes are as follows:
The new pricing will be available immediately to all new customers, while existing MWEB subscribers will be automatically upgraded from 1 June 2012.