IBURST TO LAUNCH NEW BROADBAND PACKAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA
iBurst is set to launch five new packages, ranging between 200 MB and 2500 MB per month. The barrier to entry for iBurst will be lowered with the introduction of a new package called Play Intro offering 200 megabytes of data at R149 per month. The price inclusive of a USB or laptop modem takes the monthly subscription to R179 per month.
iBurst has further introduced a 1200 MB package for R 369-00 per month and a 1500 MB package for R 419-00 per month. All these offerings are now called ‘Play’ packages where users will be hard capped when reaching their usage limit.
iBurst will retain their soft-capped services where users are throttled after reaching their usage limits, and these services are now called ‘Pro’ packages. Here a new 2500 MB offering for R 529-00 is available to subscribers. Data Bonus was made available to all iBurst 24-month contract customers from 1 March, and will now be extended to all month-to-month customers as of 1 April 2007. This means all new and existing customers will receive an additional 500meg on ‘Play’ packages and 200meg for ‘Pro’ packages, at no additional cost. Amidst speculation about differential pricing on VoIP and messaging programs, iBurst pointed out that it offers unrestricted VoIP usage on their network.