Telkom price hikes mean online gaming costs more

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Telkom has announced its new tariff adjustments which will kick in on 1 August 2013 – an overall increase of 1.3% on basic voice and data connectivity services.

Telkom DSL and Telkom Internet monthly service subscription charges remain unchanged. However, the overall bill of ADSL clients will increase because of higher line rental prices.

Post-paid analogue residential line rentals will increase by 5.8% to R157.00 (Incl VAT) per month and business line rentals will increase by 6.2% to R216.00 (Incl VAT) per month.

The following tables provide an overview of Telkom’s new prices which will become effective on 1 August.

Telkom ADSL costs

From 1 August new ADSL subscribers will pay more for the installation of a new service. Installation charges will increase by 6% and this includes postpaid and DSL services.

DSL line service charges remain unchanged, but the pre-requisite analogue line rental service charge has been increased.

The following table provides an overview of the increase on the basic cost of ADSL access (excluding an ADSL data account) from 1 August 2013.

Telkom residential rates Old prices New prices
Service Line rental ADSL access Total price Line rental ADSL access Total new price
1Mbps R148.37 R165.00 R313.37 R157.00 R165.00 R322.00
2Mbps R148.37 R299.00 R447.37 R157.00 R299.00 R457.00
4/10Mbps R148.37 R425.00 R573.37 R157.00 R425.00 R582.00
Telkom business rates Old prices New prices
Service Line rental ADSL access Total price Line rental ADSL access Total new price
1Mbps R203.35 R165.00 R368.35 R216.00 R165.00 R381.00
2Mbps R203.35 R299.00 R502.35 R216.00 R299.00 R515.00
4/10Mbps R203.35 R425.00 R628.35 R216.00 R425.00 R641.00

Telkom Internet

Telkom Internet monthly service subscription charges remain unchanged.

Bundle category Consumer Bundles (all unchanged) Current Price
Soft Capped Bundles do Basic (1024kbps + 5GB) R219
do Advanced (2,048kbps + 10GB) R395
do Premium (4/10mbps + 20GB) R554
do Premium Plus (4/10mbps + 30GB) R639
do Elite (20mbps + 30GB) R727
do Elite Plus (40mbps + 50GB) R1,099
Uncapped Bundles do Uncapped Basic Bundle R329
do Uncapped Advanced Bundle R459
do Uncapped Premium Bundle R699
do Uncapped Premium Plus Bundle R999
do Uncapped Elite R1,899
do Uncapped Elite Plus R3,499

Telkom services

On the voice side of things, Telkom’s new prices include a decrease in the tariffs for outgoing fixed-to-mobile calls of 3.1% to R1.30 (Incl VAT) per minute during peak time and by 2.7% to R1.05 (Incl VAT) per minute during off-peak time.

Installation charges will increase by 6% and this includes post-paid, PrepaidFone ISDN, and DSL services. Line rental for PrepaidFone (weekly/monthly and Top-up) also increased by 6%.

For an in-depth look at Telkom voice rate increases, head on over to MyBroadband: New Telkom prices announced

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  • Lycanthrope

    R574 and that’s just for a line you can’t do diddlysquat with. Telkom have been milking it for years.

  • Vorastra

    Still remember when I went to Portugal on holiday. 54EUR got me 1000 channels, unlimited calls, local and international to certain countries and wait for it…..a 100mbps line.

  • Lycanthrope

    Yep. 550SEK/60EUR/800ZAR gets me 200Mbps and a landline with free local calls.

    My rubbish old 4Mbps line from Telkom with Mweb as an ISP cost me more (R950).

    Bah… I miss a few things about South Africa but the government, Telkom and Eskom… Not one bit.

  • Jaid Orfali

    Yup he’s not lying, I have the same setup.. when I go to Portugal..

  • Jaid Orfali

    Telkom, My Favorite company EVER 😀 <3

  • Vorastra

    Life’s good in Sweden.

  • Hraffnir

    Almost 90% of the Swedish population speak English. ~40% use it daily so, even if you knew diddly squat on Swedish, you’d probably get on rather well just speaking English. 🙂 (I assume)

    From what I remember reading, they offer free Swedish lessons in any case. (and they’re damn good at teaching it)

  • Lycanthrope

    There’s not much of a language barrier. I’ve learnt enough Swedish to have modest conversation and be able to read the language. However, almost everyone speaks English (it’s taught as a second language right from their equivalent of primary school) so most often I simply excuse myself in Swedish and ask if they mind speaking to me in English and go from there.

    Swedes generally like practising their English and I prefer to not make an idiot out of myself by stumbling in conversation with strangers :p

    But I hope to be completely fluent before the end of the year so I try to read as much as I can and talk as much of the language as I can with friends. Reading it is vastly different to hearing it though–it’s very difficult to “hear” words at first (as, I’m sure, it is with any new language) but you get better at it as time passes.

    I’m learning the language for “myself” though because I hope to be as Swedish as I possibly can be as an outsider. Many English-speakers come to Sweden and just get by speaking English for years because everyone can speak it. It’s more of a problem for people from say… the Middle-East or other refugee countries who speak zero English and zero Swedish. It’s very difficult for them to integrate into the society.

    But that’s a long, long story :p

  • Lycanthrope

    Quite right. The government offers an optional “SFI” course (Svenska för invandrare AKA Swedish For Immigrants) which, if you complete it within a year/year-and-a-half of your arrival in Sweden, you’re given 12,000 SEK for.

    The course differs slightly depending on the institution and city/town in which you live. And like any education, you get some good ones and some bad ones 🙂

  • Hraffnir

    Now that is fantastic. Sweden ftw!

  • Pur!Fier

    In Sweden, government pays you.

  • wo0two0t1

    And the chicks wow!

  • ArchieChoke

    Just been reading on the Swedish lans too.…swedish-gamers

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