State telecoms subsidiary TelOne recently reduced its ADSL prices and adjusted the data packages to offer a more appealing suite of internet services.
Effective from the 8th of July 2014 the basic package with a 10 GB data cap now goes for $25 down from $31. The second package, called Silver, has been reduced to $45 per month from $61 with an increase on the data cap from 15 GB to 25 GB.
The Gold package has been slashed from $123 to $85 with the data cap being boosted from 20 GB to an impressive 50 GB cap.
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The flagship package, Platinum, which offers unlimited ADSL access has had its price reduced to $160 per month. This is likely meant to compete with the price of an entry level, unlimited ZOL fibre package which is pegged at $149 per month.
These price reductions are definitely worth the applause. TelOne is displaying a keen focus on growing its customer as it has claimed to set out to do aggressively. Besides, this might just spur another round of broadband price reductions from the other providers.
At $25 per month the TelOne basic package is definitely going to give other ISPs something to compete with and the Platinum package going for $160 should also draw several users who haven’t yet received a fibre connection.
Beyond the price reductions, the data cap adjustments are also worth smiling about. The Gold package that now offers 50 GB of data for $85 is the biggest improvement here. It is the largest capped data offering on the market for under $100.
While we cross our fingers for a broadband price war it will be worth watching to see how much growth these new tariffs and packages bring for TelOne.
NB The price for the basic ZOL fibre package is $149 not the $175 which we had incorrectly stated. We have since made the adjustment and apologise for any inconvenience caused.