Telkom's October Deal of the Month: Five things you need to knowBy Staff Writer 10 October 2016 | Categories: sponsored content
Every month, Telkom has a deal on for its mobile offerings. October's deal is particularly noteworthy, as the company says its a "broadband bargain" for those data savvy users out there. Based on what's on offer, it is certainly hard to deny that it's a fantastic deal.
The October exclusive serves up 15 GB in total per month for a 24-month contract, which is split between 5 GB of Telkom Mobile data, 5 GB of Night Surfer data and 5 GB of Anytime data. As such, it has all the bases covered from a broadband perspective, else you need to know before signing up for this deal. Here is what.
1. First 1000 customers
One of the first things you need to about the October exclusive is that the R199 per month for 15 GB of mixed data offer only applies to the first 1000 people that sign up for it. If you are truly interested in joining the fastest LTE network in the country. Time is of the essence.
2. Are you covered?
Part of this deal's allure is that it will turn users' homes into LTE-connected hotspot, offering much faster data speeds and 5 GB of mobile data. That said, it's worthwhile to check that your home falls within its LTE network.
For those residing in the major cities - Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth - coverage should not be a problem. If, however, you find yourself far away from a metropole, Telkom's LTE may be in shorter supply, so check the coverage map.
3. The router
LTE connectivity is great, but a substandard router often means the broadband download and upload speeds are less than ideal. For this October exclusive deal, Telkom is including a Huawei B315 LTE router. It caters to CAT 4 LTE, and can handle speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Added to this is the ability to connect to 32 devices at the same time, while boasting a 250 metre Wi-Fi range. As such, mediocre performance from this router is out of the question.
4. Data details
While 15 GB of data to enjoy certainly sounds nice, there are a couple things to bear in mind. The 5 GB of Nite Surfer data is applicable from 12:00 AM to 7:00 AM each day in the month until it runs out. Furthermore, when the 15 GB gets used up in a month, an out-of-bundle rate is applied. There is no carry-over for data - should you have data left over when the month ends, it will not be added to the next month.
5. October only
If is wasn't apparent before, the October exclusive is precisely that, and will only be available from 1 to 31 October this year. A deal of this nature does not come around all that often, so sign up now.
Don't waste time
With LTE now the new standard by which good broadband connectivity is measured, not to mention the rise of streaming services and online content on platforms like ShowMax, Netflix and YouTube, there hasn't been a better time to sign up for a new data deal. Do it now though, as those October exclusive 1000 places won't stay open for long.
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