[UPDATE: 13:46 4 June 2015]
These are the areas where Telkom’s uncapped LTE packages will be available:
Bedford Gardens, Benoni SP, Bonaero Park, Bryanston, Crystal Park, Eastleigh, Florida, Glenhazel, Highlands North, Hyde Park, Leachville, Linksfield Ridge, Mayfair, Morningside, Mulbarton, Noordheuwel, Northcliff, Northmead, Paulshof, President Ridge, Protea Glen, Randhart, River Club, Selection Park, Sharon Park, Sydenham.
If you are in the market for some really high-speed internet at home, you might want to check out Telkom‘s latest offering. The company announced today that it will start to roll out SmartBroadband Uncapped High Speed Wireless packages in Gauteng.
The packages will be available in areas where Telkom has excess LTE capacity, and will go on sale from 10 June and start at R599 for a 24 month contract. If you sign up during this time, you will also receive an antenna and installation by Telkom technicians at no extra charge.
So essentially, you will connect to Telkom’s LTE network and then distribute that throughout your house through WiFi.
But don’t worry about base stations being overcrowded, as Telkom will limit the connections per base station to 150.
“We are rolling out this unique sale for SmartBroadband Uncapped High Speed Wireless Broadband to provide high-quality service to our customers at a price that is unrivalled in the market. The uncapped high speed package means that customers can access the web at high speeds with peace of mind that their bill will not increase regardless of their usage,” Attila Vitai, managing director of Telkom Mobile and Consumer said.
But you have to be quick, as the first 50 customers per base station will only pay R599, while the second 50 customers will pay R699, and the final batch of 50 customers per base station will pay R799.
Eligible LTE locations can be found on Telkom’s website, but it seems that it will only be available from the 10th.
There is a slight catch though: your data connection for less than savoury programs like BitTorrent will be throttled to 128kb/s once you reach 50GB.