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Telkom overhauls uncapped plans – free landline calls, mobile data included

Telkom has announced a substantial overhaul of its uncapped internet packages, in the form of ‘Unlimited Home Internet’ deals.

The plans see Telkom dramatically increasing their fair usage policy, depending on the package you take, while also delivering free Telkom to Telkom calls at any time. Additionally, the provider is throwing in between 1GB and 3GB of mobile data, depending on the package.

Telkom group communications executive Gugulethu Maqetuka told Memeburn that the price for the plans also included ADSL and phone line rentals.

The packages start at R599 a month for 4Mbps uncapped, including a fair usage policy of 360GBs. The high-end package sees users getting 100Mbps uncapped for R1699 a month, with a fair usage policy of 6000GBs.

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Data downloaded between midnight and 7am doesn’t count towards the fair usage policy, however.

“From 31 August, existing uncapped customers will automatically be upgraded to the new Unlimited Home Plans at higher speeds. Customers will be upgraded from 2Mbps to 4Mbps and from 4Mbps to 8Mbps or 10Mbps respectively,” read an excerpt of the company’s press release.

Maqetuka told Memeburn that capped accounts will still be available to purchase from Telkom, but that the new packages represented a “journey to move them [capped account-holders – ed] to uncapped”.

The move comes roughly a year after Telkom’s mobile arm revealed its FreeMe packages, starting at R99 for 1GB of mobile data and zero-rated on-network calls.

Author | Hadlee Simons

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