[CLUG-chat] Telkom Alternatives Advocacy Campaign

Peet Grobler peet at hivemind.net
Wed Aug 16 12:21:25 SAST 2006

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 11:10:22AM +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> A third reason, and possibly more important than the second one, is that
> Telkom wants to milk you when you order certain services. Last year, I
> ordered an ADSL line, and the operator at Telkom strongly urged them to
> take the 'free' modem that they offer when I sign a 24 month contract. I
> told them that I don't want a 24 month contract, and the lady said "but
> then you loose your free modem!?", to which I replied "then it's not
> free, is it?". Other people, like my family members, friends, etc, would
> not say no. They would take the contract, and get their bandwidth from
> Telkom, just because they trust them. They don't know that they can get
> cheaper and better bandwidth, with better support even.

Cheaper and better bandwidth? Who'd be able to give me that?

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