Telkom has had to adapt and shift its business model significantly over the past decade. In a further step, they have reduced the prices of its Telkom ADSL products to new subscribers. They are also removing data caps on these products.

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“Telkom already has copper access technology which can provide cost effective home connectivity. During the lockdown we decided to use all the infrastructure available to us to provide good, affordable, quality broadband,” said Steven White, executive for product development and management at Telkom.

The new promotional Telkom ADSL prices start from R199 p/m for an initial 6 month period. This is meant to assist people that don’t currently have fixed broadband. After this initial 6 month period the contract price increases R329 p/m.

There is also a reduction in the price of their Unlimited Home bundles, which includes mobile data and a voice calling plan. Existing customers on capped ADSL services will automatically be moved to similarly priced Unlimited Home services, giving them better speeds and value at no additional cost.

The new Telkom ADSL prices are as follows:

  • 4Mbps Unlimited Home Lite: R199 p/m for the first 6 months; thereafter R329 p/m
  • 10Mbps Unlimited Home Lite: R299 p/m for the first 6 months; thereafter R599 p/m
  • 20Mbps Unlimited Home Lite: R399 p/m for the first 6 months; thereafter R699 p/m
  • 40Mbps Unlimited Home Lite: R499 p/m for the first 6 months; thereafter R899 p/m

According to Telkom, these new packages are part of their efforts to assist with COVID-19 relief. It assumes the economy and people’s wallets will still be affected for at least 6 months due to various levels of lockdowns we will remain under as a nation. This connectivity will enable access for work and education, as well as for a bit of deserved down time.