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Yet another reason why I hate Telkom

Telkom
Line speed = 1Mbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est. Download Time = 9.5 days

ISP (34 x 3GB accounts @ R269) = R9 146
Line rental (ADSL) = R680
Line rental (residential voice) = R92.28

Total = R9 918.28

Hong Kong
Line speed = 1Gbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est Download Time = 13 minutes
Flight (SAA) = R7 942
Internet cafe (average cost @ HKD20) = R17.43

Total = R7 959.43

Difference: Hong Kong is cheaper by R 1 958.85

So to sum up, it’s cheaper and quicker to fly to Hong Kong if you want to download 100GB of data!”

Want to read more frightening stats, then go to www.hellkom.co.za. Maximum respect to these guys for sticking up for all of us and hopefully one day soon making a difference!

If you are reading this from overseas, then I would love to know how much internet access costs in your country. It can’t cost more than here in South Africa! Post a comment and let me and other Saffas know.

By Mark Forrester

Co-founder of WooThemes. Makers of WooCommerce - acquired by Automattic.

Mark is a husband, dad, early stage investor, photographer, gadget geek and sports fanatic. Proudly based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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