Jeff Cochrane writes
> > Pipex Internet Swaziland (64kbps landline into Johannesburg).
> I presume the level of service offered is SLIP. Prices I show for
> that service (3.902 Swazi currency to the US$) are 100 setup,
> 125/month non-commercial, 250/month commercial, 949 for a 14,4 modem.
> Those are all in local currency. I think I got those numbers from
> an announcement you posted elsewhere.
> Then there is a charge for connection over the local telephone
> system, collected by the telephone company, yes? .07 per minute for
> dialup time in Mbabane, .28 per minute for dialup time in Manzini.
> Again, local currency, and I'm not too sure about the accuracy of
> Using these numbers, the minimum someone might pay to collect and
> send a reasonable volume of mail (100k) each day by my estimate is
> US$34 per month non-commercial, US$66 per month commercial. My
> estimate includes connect time, including a bit of fiddling time
> required when the system is unautomated SLIP.
> Corrections welcome!
Not sure about your estimates per month, but the pricing is about
right for our dial-up services. Analogue LAN access is local
currency 2500 per month.
The lilangeni is more like 4.25 to the $ now, and a USR 14,400
sportster is E1019 as a result. We are supplying 28,800s to most
people, though, and they are running flat out to our receiving
28,800s for dialers in Mbabane, Manzini, Matsapha (most main