Webafrica

May 31, 2024

Introduction

Founded in 1997, Webafrica is an Internet service provider (ISP) based in South Africa that offers various fibre products and packages. The company specialises in fibre, fixed LTE services, alternative power sources such as uninterrupted power supply (UPS), and load-shedding kits which come with an inverter and battery. Solar power kits also include a solar panel.

Vision and Services 

Webafrica does not provide fibre infrastructure. On the website, the company says it has partnered with multiple infrastructure providers like Openserve and Vumatel, to “ensure that we can bring the best possible Internet options to as many areas as possible.”

Webafrica has many plans available to suit different needs. Plans are dependent on the fibre provider and the Internet speed needed.

Main Features

Free installation – Webafrica and its providers do not charge any installation fees. The installation time ranges from one week to two weeks depending on the package.

Free router – Webafrica provides a router that is fully insured with every package purchased.

Uncapped Internet – The Majority of the packages on Webafrica come with uncapped Internet, available in different speeds.

Internet speeds – Webafrica offers various Internet speeds ranging from 4 Mbps up to 1000 Mbps on select packages.

 

Pricing

The price of each package is affected by the fibre provider. Webafrica works with Openserve, Octotel, Vumatel fibre, Balwin fibre, and Frogfoot amongst many others.

Openserve – Openserve packages range from 50 Mbps to 500 Mbps. Prices begin at R699 p/m up to R1169 p/m (One week installation).

Octotel – Octotel packages range from 55 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. Prices begin at R569 p/m up to R1289 p/m (one week installation).

Vumatel – Vumatel packages range from 25 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. Prices begin at R449 p/m up to R1204 p/m (one week installation).

Balwin Fibre – Balwin Fibre packages range from 4 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. Prices begin at R479 p/m up to R1609 p/m (two-week installation).

Frogfoot – Frogfoot packages range from 60 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. Prices begin at R589 p/m up to R1309 p/m (two-week installation).

Note: Most packages come with extra costs such as a once-off processing fee and cancellation processing fees.

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Pros

  • No installation fees.

  • Uncapped data offers.

  • Wide range of Internet speeds.

  • No contractual obligations.

Cons

  • Potential downtime.

  • Cancellation fees.

  • Not enough coverage in certain areas.

FAQs

No, Webfrica’s fibre is completely independent of a bundled voice line.

No problem! In your ‘Customer Zone’ tab you can select “Moving Homes” where you will be able to cancel your current line and order a new one for your new home. You will need to give Webafrica one month notice.

10 Mbps – 40 Mbps: This is a good option if you’d like to stream in HD, or just want superfast downloads in general. This is ideal for an online-active family.

50 Mbps – 100 Mbps: If seamless high speeds are essential to your family or business, or for gaming then this is the one.

Installation times vary according to the underlying infrastructure provider and their availability.