Telkom’s SoftCap to get uncapped data (ready for VoD)


Telkom announced that it will offer its SoftCap customers uncapped data for video and gaming services to maximise the value of the latest bandwidth hungry devices and services.

“As devices evolve and video streaming gains popularity we know that to be relevant we must deliver on the data demands that will enable this trend. We must embrace the data explosion to ensure that our customers can embrace the latest that technology has to offer,” said Erna Korff, Telkom’s Managing Executive for Consumer Marketing.

The do Movies Add-On promotion is effective 1 October. Telkom Softcap customers will receive uncapped data to the following video service providers, excluding third party applications: DStv Catch Up online; DStv BoxOffice online; Apple TV using iTunes and Samsung Video Hub. This offer allows customers to rent movies or catch up on missed episodes without the data being deducted from their in-bundle data cap. The promotion will end on 31 March 2014.

From 4 October, the do Gaming Add-On allows customers to apply for uncapped data for 30 days to activate on some of the major gaming platforms and servers including: PlayStation Network; Xbox Live;; Steam; Origin and do Gaming servers. This offer can be used for online gaming; downloading a patch or even downloading a game without the data being deducted from in-bundle data.

Additionally customers can purchase the do Gaming Add-On from 1 November 2013, or after the 30 day trial period, for only R49 per month.

Customers on 1 GB packages can upgrade to receive all this additional value as well as to participate in the do Gaming promotion.

“With the imminent launch of the Xbox One and PS4, which we know will be bandwidth intensive devices, this offer will really enable gamers to utilise these devices to their full potential,” said Korff.

“Telkom Internet has been on a determined drive to truly differentiate our broadband offerings to satisfy the customer’s growing appetite for media rich online content. Just last month we launched several value driven promotions including the double your data offer, social networking enhancements and free Night surfer data from midnight to 06:00 in the morning,” she added.

“We will continue to strive towards becoming South Africa’s best ISP as we deliver the best connected home experience in South Africa,” concluded Korff.