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Afrihost moves the data needle

September 9th, 2016
Fresh from announcing that it will once more be an independent company, the broadband service provider has unveiled three dramatically different new data deals.
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In the wake of announcing this week that it will buy back a controlling share currently held by MTN,

Afrihost has also declared it “will practically be giving data away to all new and existing clients”.  It has announced three separate initiatives aimed to change the way people think about connectivity.

“Afrihost is always working to change the face of connectivity in South Africa and giving clients more for less,” it said in a statement. The strategic intention is to redesign the concept of capped ADSL by introducing a number of cost-cutting options, and boosting potential data use dramatically,

Free-Time, described as a first in South Africa, gives Monthly Capped DSL clients Unlimited Free Internet between midnight and 6pm every day. This means that Afrihost Monthly Capped clients will only use their data cap between 6PM and midnight, essentially giving them free unlimited internet for 18 hours of the day.

Afrihost is also offering their clients Double-Data on all Monthly Capped DSL Packages, including Bundles, for the rest of the year. In other words, if a client signed up for the 100GB Capped DSL package normally receives 100GB Monthly Data, with the Double-Data offering they will receive an additional 100GB of Promotional Data – so they will have 200GB of data to use each month at the price of 100GB.

Thirdly, Afrihost has also addressed  Uncapped clients by introducing cost reductions, without sacrificing quality of service. The price of the Afrihost Home Uncapped DSL packages will drop by 20% upward, with the 1Mbps package falling over 50% – making it the cheapest Uncapped DSL available in South Africa. This price change, says Afrihost, has no effect on the quality or speed of the Home Uncapped DSL Packages. These price updates are also applicable to bundles.

The revised pricing will take effect today for all new signups, and current clients will be charged the new rate from the next billing cycle.

Price changes to Uncapped Data Packages:

Package
Was – per month
Now – per month
Saving per month
Home Uncapped 1Mbps
R97.00
R47.00
R50.00
Home Uncapped 2Mbps
R167.00
R77.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 4Mbps
R237.00
R147.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 8Mbps
R327.00
R237.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 10Mbps
R367.00
R297.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 20Mbps
R597.00
R397.00
R200.00
Home Uncapped 40 Mbps
R987.00
R797.00
R190.00


Price changes to Uncapped Data Bundles

Package
Was – per month
Now – per month
Saving per month
Home Uncapped 1Mbps Bundle
R149.00
R99.00
R50.00
Home Uncapped 2Mbps Bundle
R299.00
R229.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 4Mbps Bundle
R499.00
R399.00
R100.00
Home Uncapped 8Mbps Bundle
R659.00
R579.00
R80.00
Home Uncapped 10Mbps Bundle
R729.00
R659.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 20Mbps Bundle
R969.00
R779.00
R190.00
Home Uncapped 40 Mbps Bundle
R1449.00
R1249.00
R200.00

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