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MWEB More Bandwidth for Your Buck

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

MWEB today announced that it is offering subscribers ‘more bandwidth per buck’

MWEB today announced that it will increase the amount of bandwidth of its current ADSL bundles.  “From September 2009, MWEB ADSL customers will get more data to use each month for the same price,” MWEB said.

Carolyn Holgate, GM of MWEB Connect, said that while South Africans waited for the positive effect of additional international bandwidth to be felt, MWEB was already taking real action to make broadband more affordable by increasing the amount of data that subscribers could use in a month.

“Consumers and businesses will feel the benefit of the increased data caps, as the changes are to be felt across the MWEB ADSL product offering,” she said.

“Under the new pricing structure, MWEB ADSL members with a 1GB data cap, (where their ADSL line is obtained directly from Telkom), will now get 2GB for the unchanged price of R145 per month. Members with a 2GB cap will now get 3GB for R219, and 3GB customers will get 5GB for R299. Customers with 6, 9 and 12GB caps will now enjoy 7.5GB, 10.5GB and 13.5GB caps respectively.”

“MWEB’s All-Inclusive ADSL subscribers, who get their ADSL line and subscription in one account from MWEB, will also benefit. Customers with 2GB caps will now get 3GB for the same price, while 3, 6, 9 and 12GB customers will now receive 5GB, 7.5, 10.5 and 13.5GB of data each month respectively.

MWEB will increase the amount of data provided per booster, but keep the price the same. R99 will now buy a 1.5GB (previously 1GB) booster and R250 a 3.5GB (previously 3GB) booster. Both booster options will still include data carry-over.”

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Who wants 10GB free internet!?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

Well it seems Webafrica are making a serious move in the ISP market. It seems that they are tired of not being viewed as the clear cut leader and have set out to try and clear up that bit of confusion. They have decided to drop IS and SAIX and are now moving over to Seacom. I think this is awesome news, but wait, it actually gets better. Not only will their prices drop and they claim their speed will be better, but they are also running an awesome competition.

They are going to be trialing the Seacom line, and they need some feedback on the service. What better why to tempt people into being part of the trial than to give them 10GB free cap!? Why are you still reading this!? Go sign up here!

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I think I have found my career choice

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009 in Web | 1 comment

This year has really been a time when I have given serious thought to what I wanted to do as a career and what I will study to get into that industry. I still don’t know what I want to study, but I think I have found what I want to do.

Here is a little video that helped confirm my thoughts. I want to be involved in that transition and I think it will be a safe career to go into. What do you rate?

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Did You Get Your Vanity Username?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009 in Web | 2 comments

So after signing up for my Facebook Vanity User name the other day, I started to ask around. I was too slow in getting my act together and therefore am stick with the user name that is not what I wanted, but I chose one and am now stuck with it. It doesn’t bother me though.

I started to ask around, and noticed that a lot of other people also forget to get their user names when they came out. Facebook did have 500 000 user names in the first 15 minutes, but that still leaves millions to fight over user names. Chatting to people on Gatorpeeps and Twitter, I noticed that not many people had luck in getting the user name that they wanted, and that it took a seriously quick finger, or very a very unique name to get hold of that desired user name.

Stii managed to grab his name rather easily as I would have imagined, but Dave it seems was stuck in the same boat as I am, and now have a number after his name. Justin was very clever and added .co.za after his name. This is actually his blog address as well, so that was a very clever move on his part.

One back move on Facebook’s part, is that they have not included any characters. I would have split my name using an underscore so that my name was original without any numbers as a suffix, but my plans were thwarted by Facebook. I don’t think that was such a smart move on their side.

If you still don’t have your own user name, click here to find out how.

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My Facebook Username

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

So on the 13th of June Facebook launched their vanity usernames. This process is very similar to the one MySpace users, where a users profile can now have a unique address instead of the generic URL Facebook provides.

I was a bit of a slow coach in remembering the day and actually signing up so I havn’t gotten the user name that I would like, but I guess that is how life goes sometimes. You snooze, you lose.

If you want to go check out my new Facebook address, you can click here.

I think this is going to be a nice touch for all the social media junkies out there, but this can also be a bad move, with every tom, dick and harry now having their own address. My opinion is that the positives out way the negatives.

What do you guys think?

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Do You Hate Telkom?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2009 in Gossip, Web | 9 comments

Here in South Africa Telkom has a hold on the landline communications sector, and many people are not so thrilled with this. Many people feel that they are too expensive, they offer terrible support, and just generally do not have any concern for their customers. 

If you are one of those people, you can now voice your opinion. Of course there is still the lovely Hellkom site which has been voicing their opinion for years now. Now there is another site that I have found – enter futelkom. This is more based on responses from the community where they can leave comments, and truely express their unhappy opinions about Telkom.

Please note that I do not encourage hate speech, but rather calm, ethical and polite means when you wish to communicate a complaint. I feel that all companies should be informed if a customer is not happy with the service that they are getting, but this should be done using the right channels.

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