As competition in the broadband market intensifies, Telkom on Friday said it would offer home and small business customers the opportunity to test its digital subscriber lines by means of a free three-month trial.
Customers taking up the offer are not obliged to continue use of the service after the three months have elapsed.
Residential customers and small to medium-sized business that take up the promotion, which starts on 18 July and runs until 15 September, will be granted a three-month free subscription to Telkom’s 1Mbit/s broadband service.
Customers opting to retain the service after the trial period will pay R395 for the broadband bundle on a month-to-month basis with the option to opt out at any stage. Customers also have the option to downgrade or upgrade after the trial.
“This is a no-commitment promotion as we would simply like to demonstrate the quality of our broadband experience,” says Manelisa Mavuso, senior managing executive for Telkom SA.
The offer includes free landline and broadband installations, a free modem, a free 3GB e-mail account and free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
During the trial period, customers will receive 5GB of blended data per month to surf locally and internationally hosted websites. Once the blended data has been depleted, customers will be granted an additional 20GB of local data to use local bandwidth.
Customers will only be liable for the cost of their Telkom landline rental, call charges and out-of-bundle data costs during the trial. — Staff reporter, TechCentral