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Telkom is offering home and small business customers the opportunity to test its fixed line broadband.
Telkom is offering home and small business customers the opportunity to test its fixed line broadband with the announcement of a free three month trial promotion. With no strings attached this offer is not conditional to any contract subscriptions pre or post the trial period.

Available from 18 July and valid until 15 September, residential customers and  small to medium businesses will be granted free subscription to Telkom’s Fast Internet with  up to 1024kbps ADSL access for three consecutive months.

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 without risk of penalties levied. They also have an option to downgrade or upgrade after the trial.

All the elements of this broadband Internet trial are offered to customers without having to sign any contract. “This is a no commitment promotion as we would simply like to demonstrate the quality of our broadband experience,” said Senior Managing Executive for Telkom SA Manelisa Mavuso.

Included in this offer is free landline and DSL installations, free modem, free 3GB email account and free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Over the three month trial period customers will receive 5GB of blended data per month to surf locally and internationally hosted websites.

In addition, once the blended data has been depleted customers can look forward to an additional 20GB of local data to surf locally hosted sites.

During the three month trial customers will only be liable for the cost of their Telkom landline rental, call charges and out-of-bundle data costs.

“We are confident that customers will enjoy the speed and quality of fast fixed line broadband,” said Mr Mavuso.

“Telkom is offering South Africans a tangible way to experience fixed line broadband to highlight the unique benefits of this technology which has certainly secured its place in today’s communications landscape,” he concluded.

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