Nashua Mobile has become the latest company to jump on the uncapped broadband bandwagon, launching a set of unshaped, uncapped digital subscriber line (DSL) products that are available with or without Telkom line rental included.
Each product requires users to sign up for a 12-month contract. They are, however, still subject to Nashua’s fair use policy, meaning they aren’t truly “uncapped”.
The products are available in speeds of 384kbit/s, 1Mbit/s and 4Mbit/s and each allows for two simultaneous connections. If used concurrently, the peak speeds will be divided between the two connections.
The 384kbps service costs R219/month for data only or R369 including broadband line rental. The 1Mbit/s service costs R499 for data only and R779 for line rental and data. The 4Mbit/s service costs R549 for data only and R949 for line rental and data.
Most consumer uncapped DSL services in SA are shaped, which means e-mail and Web browsing are given priority. Unshaped accounts give all protocols equal priority.
Though Nashua Mobile calls the service uncapped, it maintains what it calls a “fair-service-for-all policy”, managed by an equitable, adaptive, rolling 10-day policy rather than a monthly limit. This is to ensure that heavy users don’t degrade the quality of service for other users. — Staff reporter, TechCentral
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