The pricing of data has been changing significantly in recent years. Such change, and specifically, the decrease in price, is partly attributable to the rising fibre-fever in South Africa. A recent report by ICASA indicated an increase of 36.7% in DSL subscribers in mid-2018. However, since DSL is not available in most parts of the country, ADSL remains relevant in South Africa. MWEB ADSL packages are popular in South Africa, as they offer many advantages to their subscribers. MWEB also has some of the best fibre deals in South Africa.
With a variety of these packages available in South Africa, it is only logical that you find an option that works best for your data needs. Read on to get a glimpse of some of the MWEB ADSL packages you can consider in 2019 for small businesses, individuals, and home use.
What is ADSL?
Before you can think about the available MWEB ADSL packages, it is essential that you understand what ADSL is and how it works. ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It is a form of technology that allows faster transmission of data through copper telephone lines. When compared to the conventional voice band modem, ADSL is much faster. Its wide coverage is attributable to the fact that it allows you to access the internet using the existing copper cables. The implication is that you cannot enjoy the service if you do not have an installed voice line.
MWEB ADSL packages
MWEB gives you a range of bundles for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. You can opt for either the capped or the uncapped options. These two types of data accounts differ subtly. The ‘contention ratio’ for the uncapped bundle is much higher compared to the case of the capped option. The implication is that for the uncapped options, more users share a given bandwidth of data. Let us look at each option separately.
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Uncapped MWEB ADSL packages
The following is a list of the uncapped MWEB ADSL packages.
1. 2Mbps Uncapped
This package is ideal for customers who spend most of their time surfing on the internet, sending emails, connecting on social media platforms, and engaging in financial transactions online. This subscription option is more convenient for individuals who fancy spending their data without worrying about any limits. Subscribers pay R99 per month every month.
2. 4Mbps Uncapped
This bundle is for you if you are looking for convenience, where you do not limit yourself to a specific usage in a month. It is suitable for individuals whose life revolves online. If you are a lover of social media connections, or you fancy watching SD videos and streaming music, then the 4Mbps bundle from MWEB is just what you need.
It costs R219 per month, and it comes with a free MWEB talk VoIP number, all year tech support, a 2GB of mailbox space, and four options for aliases. The 4Mbps uncapped option is one of the most popular MWEB ADSL packages in South Africa.
3. 8Mbps Uncapped
This package is designed for individuals in need of fast data transmission. You will need this if you like making VoIP calls, connecting on several social media channels, watching SD videos, and streaming music. As a subscriber of this package, you enjoy a free MWEB talk VoIP number and uncapped anytime data. This subscription is available for R259 payable on a month-to-month basis.
4. 10Mbps Uncapped
This package comes with uncapped data allocation of 10Mbps. It is suitable for home use especially for individuals looking for something that allows them an uninterrupted social media connection, online gaming, making VoIP calls, and streaming videos and music. At R389 per month, you get uncapped anytime data and free MWEB talk VoIP number.
5. 20Mbps Uncapped
If you run a small business or you need a fast internet connection, the 20Mbps uncapped ADSL option will do. It is ideal for downloading files, streaming videos and music online, making VoIP calls, uploading content, as well as gaming online. You do not have to worry over data limits with this bundle as it allows you unlimited anytime data. It goes for R529, and it is payable every month.
6. 40 Mbps Uncapped
The 400 Mbps ADSL package offers subscribers uncapped anytime data. It is suitable for home use as well as for small businesses in need of speeds that can withstand HD videos, heavy content uploads and downloads, online gaming, streaming of videos and music, as well as making VoIP calls. For R929 a month, subscribers enjoy the convenience of 40 Mbps unlimited anytime data. However, it does not include an ADSL line.
Capped MWEB ADSL packages
Here are the capped MWEB ADSL packages. Unlike the uncapped options, these bundles limit you to a certain amount of data, as well as the number of devices you can fully connect at a go. Below are some of the available packages.
1. 150GB plan
The 150GB ADSL package has 150GB of allocated data and does not include an ADSL line. As a subscriber of this option, you will be paying R165 each month. It is best suited for 1 to 2 devices. The package comes with uncapped nighttime and 150GB anytime data and a free MWEB talk VoIP number. Customers subscribing to this option should have a DSL line. Just like other MWEB ADSL packages, the 150G option comes with yearly tech support, 2GB mailbox space and 4 different aliases.
2. 200GB plan
This package includes 200GB worth of data. It does not include an ADSL line. According to the speed of this package, it is best for connecting 2 -3 devices at a go. With a monthly charge of R219, this package includes a free MWEB Talk VoIP number and uncapped nighttime data. Customers who subscribe to this package can also enjoy tech support all year round and a 2GB mailbox space with 4 aliases.
3. 300GB plan
This month-to-month subscription MWEB ADSL package offers customers 300GB of data speed. It depends on the DSL line; hence, it does not include an ADSL line. It is available at R329 per month, and it is suitable for connecting 2-3 devices. Subscribers enjoy uncapped nighttime data, a free MWEB talk VoIP number, and 300GB of anytime data.
4. 400GB plan
For an extra R100 per month, subscribers enjoy 400 GB of data. Unlike most MWEB bundles that serve only 1-2 connected devices, the 400GB package is best suited for 4-5 devices. As a subscriber of this package, you enjoy uncapped nighttime data, 400GB anytime data, and a free MWEB Talk VoIP number. Additionally, you get all-year tech support and 2GB of mailbox space. However, it does not include a line.
5. 500GB plan
This package affords subscribers 500 GB of data, which is fast enough to serve about 4 – 6 connected devices. The 500GB option does not come with an ADSL line but includes a free MWEB Talk VoIP number, uncapped nighttime data, and 500GB anytime data. The bundle also includes 2GB of mailbox space, 4 aliases, and tech support is given free all year round. It is available on a month-to-month basis for R529 per month.
6. 600GB plan
This line dependent package is useful for connecting numerous devices at once. Subscribers of this package enjoy 600 GB of anytime data, uncapped nighttime data, and a free MWEB talk VoIP number. It does not include a line. It is available for R629 a month.
7. 800 GB Plan
This package depends on a DSL line; hence, it does not come with an ADSL line. Payable on a monthly basis, the 800GB capped bundle affords you 800 GB of data suitable for connecting several devices. For R829 a month, subscribers enjoy 800GB anytime data, uncapped nighttime data, and a free MWEB talk VoIP number.
8. 1000GB Plan
For R1,039 each month, subscribers of this package enjoy 1000 GB anytime data, uncapped nighttime data, and a free MWEB talk VoIP number in addition to the yearly tech support and 2GB of mailbox space (with 4 aliases). Since the 1000GB package is DSL dependent, it does not include an ADSL line.
How does ADSL work in South Africa?
MWEB and Telkom are involved in the provision of ADSL with Telkom providing the voice line while MWEB deals with the ADSL aspects. To get connected for any of the MWEB ADSL packages, you will need a voice line, an ADSL product, and a router. The ADSL product comprises the data product and line speed. In addition, a router is necessary as it allows you to connect to the internet.
You can choose your preferred Uncapped or Capped MWEB ADSL packages. However, it is crucial to evaluate your data and speed needs to ensure that you go for the option that serves you best. You can also find here the MWEB contact numbers.