Which ISP to get

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  1. ziyaadb

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    So i can now get 384kbs in my area - Yipeeeee - I am taking online line from Telkom, will the gurus please advise who will be the best ISP to go to? I have a small budget and want uncapped. Will not bo doing lots of DL mostly browsing and possible some simple online games.
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i belive axxcess is quite good,
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i use axxess its awesome!!
    R69 for 1gig unshapped adsl
     
  5. lIghty

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    Mweb uncapped. R219 P/m for ISP or R349 P/m including ADSL line rental.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    uncapped but its shapped and when the load is heavy they increase the contention ratios
     
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    True, but if your on a 384K you can't be too worried about speed. ;)
     
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    I'm with lighty, Mweb is the way to go I have the same bundle without any issues... And i play online games.
     
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    Lol Dallas what's the point of even having unshapped if u only have 1 gig
     
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    Afrihost is r29 per gb unshaped
     
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    afrihost it will be gents
     
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    Dude check out cybersmart....

    R29 for 3gigs...unshapped
     
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    yoh nice
     
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    and??????
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    decided to go with Afrihost 116pm 4GB unshaped, 24/7 support and a few other features. Much better than the dirt cheap packages. If the wife exceeds 4gb then we will make a plan
     
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    What does this mean??
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_shaping"]Traffic shaping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Question_book-new.svg" class="image"><img alt="Question book-new.svg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png[/ame]

    My understanding:
    In a nutshell u dont get throttled at all, everything moves at the speed of ur line, DLing, streaming etc - unshapped

    Shapped - you get priority on email and everything else is slowed down if there are lots of people on the network and u are throttled.
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    Shaped Service- The programs that you run on your computer work using something called port addresses. A port address can be used to group programs into certain classes. If a program connects on port 80, we can be pretty sure that the program is used to browse web pages. If a program connects on port 25, we can be pretty sure that program is used to send mail. If you consider what type programs you use everyday, you will realise that it is a fairly small suite and these programs are common to almost all internet users eg web browsers, mail programs and file transfer programs. A shaped service gives higher priority to these types of "common" programs. Since the programs that are prioritised are well defined, bandwidth is easier to manage and the service can be made cheaper. The shaped service should be good enough for almost all internet users.

    Unshaped Service- Ports are not prioritized in an unshaped service which implies all programs get the same priority as all others. This service may be useful to you if you are using a program that most people do not use such as a stock trading program or a game that requires quick response times to international servers. Since the programs that require high priority are not defined, more bandwidth needs to be provided so that it appear that all programs are working equally fast. As a result this service is much more expensive -please see the prices here :Do you offer unshapped accounts and, if so, how ...
     
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    I doubt I'd use the service- look at the questions:

    http://faq.cybersmart.co.za/index.php?sid=6664395〈=en&action=open
     
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    Will she exceed this cap with MASA and all the pics and vids or will someone else be the guilty party?:tt2:
     
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    lol wont be me, for sure
     
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