Taking the wraps off uncapped ADSL

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Cape Town - Nashua Mobile has launched a set of unshaped, uncapped ADSL products that will give customers to unlimited broadband access without worrying about bumping their heads against a data cap.

It is offered in speeds of 384, 1024 and 4096 Kbps and allows two simultaneous connections. If used concurrently, the Peak Information Rate (PIR) will be halved between the two connections.

Subscribers can have an uncapped and unshaped basic 384kbps service at R219 for data only or for R369 including the line rental cost. An uncapped, unshaped 1024kbps line costs R499 for data only and R779 for line rental and data, while the 4096kbps service costs R549 for data only and R949 for line rental and data.*

These prices apply to a 12-month contract. Users can also buy an ADSL Billion router for just R523 when they sign up for this special offer. All users get a 4GB mailbox, five email addresses, fax to email, and virus and spam filtering as value-added services.

Most uncapped ADSL services in South Africa are shaped, which means that email and web browsing are given priority and other services are throttled until congestion on the network has cleared. If your YouTube videos take forever to buffer and your files download at a snail’s pace, you are probably on a shaped connection.

Nashua Mobile maintains a Fair Service For All policy, managed by an equitable adaptive rolling 10-day policy rather than a monthly limit. This ensures that end-users can enjoy the best of the Internet without having the quality of their service downgraded by excessively heavy users.

Says Tim Walter, executive head of marketing at Nashua Mobile: “The Internet is no longer just about Web browsing, online banking and email – our customers also want to be able to download media, share videos, and play games online without worrying about running out of bandwidth or paying excessive prices for out of bundle data.

“We are pleased to be able to offer them an uncapped and unshaped ADSL service that will allow them to make the most of the services and information available on the Internet at a reasonable price.”

* Pricing

UNCAPPED ADSL UNBUNDLED (Data only)

BUNDLED

(All Inclusive)

UNCAPPED BASIC – 384kbps

R219.00

R369.00

UNCAPPED BASIC – 1024kbps

R499.00

R779.00

UNCAPPED BASIC LITE – 4096kbps

R549.00

R949.00

• Pricing includes VAT.

• 12 Month contract term.

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JFT, wrote

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02:22pm on 17 November 2011
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@Afzal, it's a rip off. Don't talk rubbish. @Fred, 200Gb is nothing dude. lol. I'll use that up in two weeks. We get ripped off good and proper.

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fred, wrote

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09:39am on 17 November 2011
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while 200gb is enormous,, could afzal be an employee? We have been ripped off for far too long to be grateful for it!

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fred, wrote

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10:14am on 16 November 2011
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Still a bloody rip off price and speed wise,,, & I get 15% off!

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Afzal, wrote

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10:14am on 16 November 2011
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Everyone, around the world has a fair use policy. why dont we, as south africans stop biching and moaning about a 200gb limit and thank the networks for giving us a cheaper wider range of coverage?

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04:30pm on 15 November 2011
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There is a serious catch. Web Africa also has uncapped with a rolling window. It's 0,305gb per 6 days. Call Nashua mobile and ask what their limit is. They'll tell you that there is no set limit and it's on a per user basis. They'll also tell you that they can't tell you at what point that will happen. Not only that but they won't say what speed you'll get dropped to. I asked if it could get to dial up speeds if you were a heavy user and she said yes. So, at their discretion they can suddenly kill your speed and then to whatever speed they feel like.

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JFT, wrote

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03:55pm on 14 November 2011
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@Anon, yes, they still reserve the right to investigate if you use over a certain ammount. (about 200Gb a month), AND... It's still a rip off! (even if it were truly uncapped!) get Wireless user group (WUG), and use that for your downloads. Then get the 8ta 10gb for R199 pm for the rest of your internet needs.

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03:50pm on 14 November 2011
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Agreed, if it where truly unshaped, uncapped adsl then there shouldn;t be any differences in speed between you granny checking her email and the teenager downloading 247 at full speed. "Fair use policy" is just to cover up insufficient bandwidth on the providers side.

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Anonymous, wrote

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01:23pm on 14 November 2011
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Well if it was to be truly uncappedunshaped then surely no fair use policy should apply? Just download as much as you want with no limits imposed. We keep getting told of new products and having to look at the small print.

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