WirelessG has launched a promotion on its G-Connect product that sees it slashing pricing on ADSL, WiFi and 3G Internet access by as much as 59% between the beginning of December 2009 and the end of January 2010.
The preferential pricing is available as part of a promotion the company calls its ‘30-Day Broadband Pass’ and as its name suggests, differs from the company’s G-Connect prepaid Internet offering and offers users the opportunity to get substantial discounts of between 39% and 59% on all access mediums while having a cap of up to 9Gb for R200.00.
The effective price on ADSL is now 2.2 cents per Mb while 3G is 28 cents per Mb. However, when using this convergence bundle users will be required to consume their entire data allocation within 30 days of its purchase.
“While the promotion won’t see any data capacity rolling over from one month to the next, as is the case with the existing G-Connect product , the big win is that the offering is unlimited in the sense that existing and new users can purchase as many of these ’30-day passes’ as desired," says Carel van der Merwe, CEO of WirelessG.
"They will further have the freedom to access mobile and fixed line networks which will be a specific requirement in the festive season with users travelling to holiday destinations. With this kind of product, families can hammer the networks at prices almost half of their existing bandwidth costs.
“We believe that the promotion will do wonders for opening the market’s eyes to what’s possible with substantially larger data capacity limits and more cost effective pricing,” he says.
“This exercise will also give us and the market a view of what’s to come in the near future."
Van der Merwe says that the ‘30-Day Broadband Pass’ promotion is a result of a temporary set of price reductions. “It is not designed to mislead the market, but to offer something special to satisfy the need of the December to January holidaymaker,” he says.