So yesterday we were very excited at the internet pricing sanity settling into the market. Broadband prices are dropping by as much as 80% and it’s not just uMAX, it’s basically been the trend over the past couple of months. Not so with YoAfrica. The internet provider (one of the largest locally) is strangely bucking the trend with price increases.
One reader tipped us to an email sent by YoAfrica to subscribers of their WiMAX based internet earlier this month. Blaming the price increase on “rising prices in Zimbabwe (fuel, rentals, licensing to name a few)”, the company has added $10 to their WiMAX monthly service prices. The extra $10 will apparently be used to cover WiMAX maintenance.
Dear YoAfrica WiMAX subscriber
We regret that, for the first time ever, we are going to have to increase
the last mile charges on the WiMAX platform. I am sure you are aware of the
rising prices in Zimbabwe (fuel, rentals, licensing to name a few). Because
of the increases the backbone network is becoming increasingly expensive to
From our next billing run, there will be an additional monthly charge of $10
to help cover the WiMAX maintenance We trust you will be understanding in
the need for this to ensure a stable and well maintained platform.
You may also be interested to know we are able to upgrade most WiMAX
connections to Fibre Optic service which will be the delivery channel of the
future and at very reasonable rates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for