Telkom to double ADSL subscribers’ data, drop prices of select Home Internet products

Telkom, perhaps getting into the Christmas spirit earlier than usual this year, is giving away double ADSL data to its subscribers from 1 October to 31 March 2016, and dropping the price of select premium Home Internet offerings.

The double data promotion also applies to TopUp offerings.

As for the price drops, these will affect those subscribed to the 200GB, 500GB, and 1TB soft-cap Home Internet options. Thanks to the new promotion, those consumers will see a price drop and double data, so in effect users will now pay R699, R999 and R1599 for 400GB, 1TB, and 2TB respectively.

Telkom did not announce whether or not these price drops are permanent or simply part of the promotion, but did suggest that the company is looking to feed consumers’ ever-ravenous data consumption.

“The demand for data is infinite and our efforts are geared to offering our customers as much value as we possibly can to satisfy this demand,” noted Telkom’s MD of consumer division Attila Vitai.

“Not only are we increasing data values but we have also reviewed and reduced the prices on our top data products.”

It comes at a time when the video-on-demand (VoD) space is hotting up within South African borders, forcing more South Africans wanting to adopt a VoD service to fork out more on data. The promotion gives consumers a bit of leeway when reevaluating their ADSL options.

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The company has also reinstated its TI Entertainment bundle, which allows users to a set-top streaming options to the internet for an additional R99. The option allows the device to use its own uncapped data account separate from the soft-cap data option chosen, which is beneficial for those subscribed to smaller soft-cap options.

The promotion also comes hours after Telkom announced that Bryanston, one of Johannesburg’s biggest suburbs, will be receiving a healthy dose of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) love in the next few years, with around 12 000 houses scheduled for connection to the company fibre framework.



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