Sentech ups its wireless challenge
Sentech today announced their new broadband offerings which will be available from the beginning of March.
The wireless broadband supplier has upped the amount of data available on their current packages, making theirs the most cost effective wireless broadband offering available in South Africa. The cost of modems have also been significantly reduced, making the cost of entry much lower.
With this revision of their offerings, Sentech aims at targeting the current dial-up internet user by offering an always-on broadband option at comparative prices.
In addition to the flexPlus packages shown in the table, there are also the flexiFamily and flexiLite options.
MyWireless flexiFamily is available on a 24-month contract at a cost of R399 per month. It includes a USB modem or PCMCIA card and 1GB of free data. As part of the package, up to three additional users can be added, each of whom will be allocated 150MB of free data at a cost of R49 per month. These additional users will be able to purchase modems at R100 each.
The flexiLite package offers users a 31 day notice contract with 150MB of data each month for R99. FlexiLite subscribers can purchase a modem at R439 and the option to upgrade to the flexiPlus option is also available.
All of the packages have a maximum download connections of 1Mbps, with uploads topping at 380Kbps. Advertised as the maximum transfer speeds, there are however no minimum guaranteed speeds.
At present Sentech’s coverage is limited to the key urban areas of Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and Nelspruit. To see the extent of this coverage within these areas, go to the Sentech zone locator.
Sentech intends to roll out many more stations in the near future, but the extent of this will be reliant on the availability of sufficient funds. As part of this launch Sentech have stated that they are committed to improving customer service. Marcelle Steyn, Sentech product manager, admitted that in the past there had been some problems with their customer service.