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MTN offers uncapped data packages

MTN South Africa has introduced two uncapped Internet packages with effect from 1 June 2010 aimed at consumers who need fast and reliable Internet access at an affordable fixed monthly cost.
The new packages, MTN Broadband Uncapped Lite (R749) and MTN Broadband Uncapped Pro (R1999), will be subject to a fair usage policy of 3GB and 10GB respectively and will be available on a 24-month contract.

“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,” says Karel Pienaar, Managing Director at MTN South Africa.

These packages will be bundled with MTN’s latest netbooks, notebooks, and the recently introduced MTN F@stLink E2010 Football modem.

“The flagship MTN F@stLink modem is shaped like Adidas’ Jabulani ball, the official FIFA World Cup soccer ball. This innovative internet modem is the only one of its kind in South Africa and is packed with features like HSDPA of up to 7.2Mbps, HSUPA of up to 5.76Mbps and a Micro-SD slot for storage. It will also be available at MTN retail stores from 1 June 2010 and will be sold with a 75MB contract for R79 per month,” continues Pienaar.

All consumers using MTN Broadband will have access to the fastest available speeds at no additional cost. They will only be limited by their device capabilities and network capacity. 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.

“We have also introduced a 90-minute internet bundle for R25 which will be made available soon. This bundle can be used a bit at a time for up to 60 days until the minutes have been used up. It is aimed at consumers using the internet on their cellphone for occasional internet browsing, content downloads and social networking,” says Pienaar.

This MTN broadband product launch comes on the back of the recent decision by MTN to cut internet prices by up to 84% on its out of bundle rates. In April, MTN also introduced an Uncapped 1-Day internet bundle that could be ideal for international tourists visiting South Africa or consumers who need internet access for just one day.

This bundle can be added onto a contract, TopUp or PayAsYouGo packages at a fixed cost of R50 per day. It is also subject to a fair use policy of 150MB, after which the speed will be limited to 128kbps.

“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,” concludes Pienaar.

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