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Afrihost moves the data needle

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Fresh from announcing that it will once more be an independent company, the broadband service provider has unveiled three dramatically different new data deals.

In the wake of announcing this week that it will buy back a controlling share currently held by MTN,

Afrihost has also declared it “will practically be giving data away to all new and existing clients”.  It has announced three separate initiatives aimed to change the way people think about connectivity.

“Afrihost is always working to change the face of connectivity in South Africa and giving clients more for less,” it said in a statement. The strategic intention is to redesign the concept of capped ADSL by introducing a number of cost-cutting options, and boosting potential data use dramatically,

Free-Time, described as a first in South Africa, gives Monthly Capped DSL clients Unlimited Free Internet between midnight and 6pm every day. This means that Afrihost Monthly Capped clients will only use their data cap between 6PM and midnight, essentially giving them free unlimited internet for 18 hours of the day.

Afrihost is also offering their clients Double-Data on all Monthly Capped DSL Packages, including Bundles, for the rest of the year. In other words, if a client signed up for the 100GB Capped DSL package normally receives 100GB Monthly Data, with the Double-Data offering they will receive an additional 100GB of Promotional Data – so they will have 200GB of data to use each month at the price of 100GB.

Thirdly, Afrihost has also addressed  Uncapped clients by introducing cost reductions, without sacrificing quality of service. The price of the Afrihost Home Uncapped DSL packages will drop by 20% upward, with the 1Mbps package falling over 50% – making it the cheapest Uncapped DSL available in South Africa. This price change, says Afrihost, has no effect on the quality or speed of the Home Uncapped DSL Packages. These price updates are also applicable to bundles.

The revised pricing will take effect today for all new signups, and current clients will be charged the new rate from the next billing cycle.

Price changes to Uncapped Data Packages:

Package
Was – per month
Now – per month
Saving per month
Home Uncapped 1Mbps
R97.00
R47.00
R50.00
Home Uncapped 2Mbps
R167.00
R77.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 4Mbps
R237.00
R147.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 8Mbps
R327.00
R237.00
R90.00
Home Uncapped 10Mbps
R367.00
R297.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 20Mbps
R597.00
R397.00
R200.00
Home Uncapped 40 Mbps
R987.00
R797.00
R190.00


Price changes to Uncapped Data Bundles

Package
Was – per month
Now – per month
Saving per month
Home Uncapped 1Mbps Bundle
R149.00
R99.00
R50.00
Home Uncapped 2Mbps Bundle
R299.00
R229.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 4Mbps Bundle
R499.00
R399.00
R100.00
Home Uncapped 8Mbps Bundle
R659.00
R579.00
R80.00
Home Uncapped 10Mbps Bundle
R729.00
R659.00
R70.00
Home Uncapped 20Mbps Bundle
R969.00
R779.00
R190.00
Home Uncapped 40 Mbps Bundle
R1449.00
R1249.00
R200.00

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Super Smash Bros. delivers what the fans wanted in the latest “Ultimate” instalment, writes BRYAN TURNER.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest addition to the popular Nintendo Smash series, has landed on the Nintendo Switch with a bang, selling 5-million copies in the first week of its release. The game has been long-anticipated since the console’s release, as many fans consider iy to be a Nintendo staple. And the wait was well worth it.

It features 74 playable fighters, 108 stages, almost 1300 Spirit characters to collect while playing, and a single-player Adventure mode that took about three days (or 28 hours) of gameplay to complete. The game offers far more gameplay than its predecessors, making it the Smash game that gives its players the best bang for their buck.

For those new to the game, the goal is to fight opponents and build up their damage score (draining their health) to knock them off the stage eventually. This makes the game seem chaotic, as many players jump around the platforms as if they were on quicksand, in order to avoid being hit by the other players.

It also services two kinds of players: the competitive and the casual.

Competitive players can be matched on the online service by skill ranking to enjoy playing with similarly high-skilled opponents. This is especially important in e-sports training for the game, and for players wanting to master combos against other human players. The casual gamer is also catered for, with eight-player chaos and button-mashing to see who comes out luckiest. This segment is also important for those wanting to learn how to play.

Training mode is also a place to go for those learning to play. It offers “CPU” players that are graded by intensity to train as a single player to learn a character’s moves, combos and general fighting style. More challenging CPU players can also be used by competitive players to train when there isn’t a Wi-Fi connection available.

Direct Play features in this game, allowing two players with two Switch consoles to play against each other over a direct connection – no Wi-Fi needed. This is especially useful to those who want to have a social gaming element on the go, similar to that of the cable connector of the Gameboy.

Click here to read Bryan Turner review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Win Funko Fortnite in Vinyl

Gadget and Gammatek have nine Funko Fortnite figurines to give away.

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A Funko Pop figurine based on a character set is indicative of reaching the heights of pop culture. It is no surprise, then, that the world’s biggest online game, Fortnite, has its own line of Funko Pop figurines. The Funkos are modeled on the characters in game, including Drift, Ragnarok, Dark Vanguard, Volar, Tracera Ops, and Sparkle Specialist.

Now, local Funko distributor Gammatek has released the Fortnite figurines in South Africa. To celebrate, Gadget and Gammatek are giving away a set of three Funko Fortnite figurines to each of three readers (9 figurines in total). To enter, first click on your favourite Funko Pop on the next page and post the Tweet that appears. Then, follow Gadget on Twitter.

You can put the tweet in your own words, but entries must have the competition’s hashtag (#FunkoFortnite) and mention @GadgetZA to be considered valid.

Click here to select the Funko Fortnite character you want to tweet.

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