Products & Services

Broadband Internet

We are pleased to announce that we are launching our reinvented capped packages on the 1st of June 2011.

Please take a look at our Pricing page for more details.

Safricom broadband Internet provides Internet-access speeds of up to 6 Mbps. This is about 100 times faster than a tradition dial-up/GSM modem. Safricom broadband users are permanently connected to the Internet. The type of connection offered allows multiple computers to be connected to the Internet at the same time.

Users are capped once they have reached their data limit. Top-up data is available if users wish to top-up their account. Any un-used data expires at the end of each month.

Uncapped Broadband

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our uncapped packages: All our uncapped packages are bundled with “Download Data Allowance” which can be used for either normal downloading, internet browsing or email access, while the bundle lasts. We have also bundled our uncapped package offers with competitive usage discount time periods: From11pm - 7am Mon - Thu, 8pm Fri - 7am Mon. Within these discount times it is possible to increase your data allowance to a minimum of 50% more, if you download during these discounted times. Once your download date is depleted, your account will be capped for downloads, normal emails and web browsing will still remain uncapped.

Phone
We have developed our own phone service and currently supply a geographic 018 285 1xxx number. The benefit of the service is that you do not need a Telkom telephone line to have a local phone number. The phone service is provided through a wireless network. This means that your service can’t be disrupted by stolen or damaged lines. We are in the process of supplying regional phone numbers to all our clients. If requested, Safricom can also provide clients with a non-geographic 087 xxx xxxx number.

This service is offered through pre-paid billing.

Pre-paid Internet via Wi-Fi hotspots
Safricom offers a prepaid Internet service that can be charged with paper or credit card tokens. We have already installed more than 150 of these Internet hotspots in Potchefstroom. The service is mostly used for student housing, guest houses and hotels. This is an excellent option for property owners who wish to offer Internet to their clients with no monthly cost to the property owner. Users of Wireless hotspots can acquire Hotspot Tokens from Insleep Café located on the corner of Steve Biko and Esselen Street or the NWU Ferdinand Postma Library located on the University campus. For a complete list of vendors, please contact our offices on +27 (0) 18 285 1000. (Please note Hotspot Token Cap is only valid for 90 days from activation.)

To connect to a hotspot, laptop users need only a built-in Wi-Fi wireless client. Laptops usually come standard with this feature. Desktop users can equip their PC with a Wi-Fi client for around R350.00.

The main benefits of these hotspots are:

  • Broadband Internet
  • Wireless
  • No special hardware required (at most R350.00)
  • Prepaid
  • Instant tokens via credit card
  • Multiple users can use the same Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 90-day window to use tokens
  • Access to free content
  • No fixed costs to users
  • No monthly cost to property owners
  • Monthly accounts are also available at lower rates