Vodacom oversubscribed

Business Day reported today that Vodacom is going to reduce the download speed from 3G to 2G for Blackberry users who exceed 100MB per month.

This explains why other Vodacom users have been suffering constant disconnections and slow download speeds. The free data services provided to Blackberry users has created a shortage of bandwidth and Vodacom clearly cannot cope with the demand.

For the past few weeks the 3G service from Vodacom has deteriorated to the point where 3 out of 5 times a decent connection is impossible. It is time that consumers talk with their feet and switch to one of the other service providers. We have been complaining long enough.

It will be interesting to see what will happen if Vodacom is sued for contravening the CPA. It could be a watershed case that will shake up the mobile industry and perhaps hold these fatcat monopolies to account.

Who’s going first?

Marthinus Strydom

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