From the Vodacom Site :
Vodacom Group`s shareholders include Telkom SA Ltd (50%), VenFin Ltd (15%) and Vodafone Group plc (35%).
I see Alan Knott-Craig`s lips moving but I hear Sizwe`s voice.
This is similar to the drivel they offered their clients over the phone.
Not a very detailed explanation of a failure in a critical system. Very critical for lots of small companies and individuals.
What they are not saying is that these problems have been long coming and that they have been operating sub-standard infrastructure for some time.
I am not impressed at all by their service, not even speaking of the Internet Banking charges they charge their clients, who in fact are doing them a favour by not setting foot in their branches.
I am in favour of the Banking Adjudicator having a look at all banks their service levels and charges.
I agree with the previous comment, at R555 per month it`s still a rip off, and the installation charges are unacceptable.
Telkom`s comment that high installation charges were needed to cover losses in setting up the infrastructure.
What losses ?
Look at their financial results for the past 2 years. Thier profits are nothing short of insane.
This is daylight robbery and I hope that competition to Telkom take the high ground here and offer highly competetive rates rather than following the typical trend of 2 or 3 percent of what the market currently pays,as in the cell phone industry.
Is there any coverage in the East London area??
Please contact me for the correct links to Telkom.co.za. Currently the ADSL banners on ITWeb link to the old website i.e. error page.
There are other companies who also offer PCs, notebooks and other products on terms at outrages payback terms. Why don`t we slam them as well. Just look at the furniture people from who most of the informal sector buys, they do not mind if the product will cost 300% more at the end of ther term. Have you ever calculated what your big fancy car cost you after you paid it for 56 month? like 300% to 400% more than you thought you paid.
It is all much of a muchness.
There is already an online digital printing service in South Africa.Its called eprints www.eprints.co.za Our clients upload their images and print them to whatever size and quantity they want, It is cheaper and quicker than printing at home or at the lab. And we deliver them to the client in as little as 24hours.
It is strange that Telkom is allowed to enforce its right to a monopoly, preventing neighbours from linking their networks while at the same time they feel free to compete with the established reseller channel. They are using their market domination unfairly to drive small businesses out of the market.
They are not able to install and support their existing ADSL base, but they think they can support home PCs?
It`s very simple, really. Produce the figures - I`d venture to suggest that the cost of maintaining the network is a fraction of the revenue levels generated by the immoral `ADSL access` charge, particularly given that Telkom is the only provider in the world levying this charge. I`d bet that if Telkom focussed on issues of prudent fiscal governance, instead of paying exorbitant, unjustifiable bonusses to its executive management and CEO, it would easily find the money to `maintain a[the] network`.
Instead, it chooses to play cagey with the Regulator and the public at large, launches stupid and unwarranted litigation, unsuccessfully attempts to improve its image by wasting a fortune on PR/advertorial expenses, and so the list goes on. Instead of being an apologist for them, you should endeavour to firstly research the real facts.
Maybe someone needs to explain to Knysna that Pretoria, and most of Gauteng had WIFI and Wireless LAN tech for the past 5 years. But maybe some-one, like ICASA, the not so independent regulator, guardian of any thing in telecoms as long as its in favour of Telkom, could tell me about the legal issues, and under what new law or agreement will this be allowed, and could I then offer WAN ISP services using this technology???????????????????
Please entertain my interest.