MTN has slashed pricing for its uncapped Internet packages.
From 1 July 2011, MTN Broadband Uncapped Lite has been reduced from R749 to R299 while MTN Broadband Uncapped Pro is down from R1 999 to R899. The two packages will be subject to a fair usage policy of 3Gb and 10Gb respectively and will be available on a 24-month contract.
Serame Taukobong, MTN South Africa’s chief marketing officer, comments: “The substantial investment that MTN has made in undersea cables and the fibre optic network has seen increased broadband capacity and a surge in data appetite. By bringing this value add to our customers we hope they enjoy the seamless experience that comes with being on MTN’s world class network.”
The fair use policies have been put in place to ensure the integrity of the network and that the consumer experience is seamless. Once the 3Gb and/or 10Gb fair use limit has been reached, the connection speed will be reduced to 128kbps for the user for the remainder of the month. Users will still be able to access the internet and download content, it will just take a bit longer.
All consumers using MTN Broadband will have access to the fastest available speeds at no additional cost.
The packages will be sold with the MTN Sh@reLink WiFi internet router that allows the family or office to share one internet connection thus controlling and saving on internet costs. Depending on the capability and capacity of the MTN network and capability of the modem or router, a customer can connect at speeds of up to 21.1Mbps.
MTN has recently completed the roll out of its 14,4Mbps network in all 3G covered areas and is currently busy rolling out an even faster broadband network with speeds of up 21,1Mbps in high demand areas.
“MTN is committed to providing fast broadband network access even in outlying areas in South Africa and will be announcing plans soon on how we will achieve this. This is part of one of our key objectives to provide all consumers with the best broadband service in South Africa at an affordable cost,” says Taukobong.
In addition, MTN has recently launched two carry-over features: one for all Internet packages and recurring Internet bundles; and another for all once-off Internet bundles .
This carry-over extension feature on all actively-marketed Internet packages will enable MTN subscribers to carry over their unused Internet data for additional months over the term of the contract with a maximum carry-over extension of two times the monthly inclusive Internet value.