Pay as you go broadband Internet access both in 3G and fixed ADSL line services is available to those who need it and can save certain users a lot of money instead of paying a fixed monthly price on contract or the like. This type of prepaid solution suits those who use the web for different amounts of time each month and may not be quite sure how much access they are going to need. Vodacom and MTN service providers offer the pay as you go 3G Internet access packages and a range of various other SA companies offer the service for fixed ADSL lines.
Customers needing 3G pay as you go Internet access from service providers in SA such as Vodacom and MTN need to make sure their home PC or laptop has the correct modem installed and if not, need to purchase one. The units are then bought from shops, outlets or even paid for with cellphone banking in much the same way as you would buy airtime for a mobile phone. The units are usually charged for per MB (MegaByte) and cannot be carried over from month to month. In other words, whatever you pay for this month, you need to try and use this month, otherwise it just falls away and you will need to top-up your MB again for the next month.
Users with fixed ADSL lines at home or the office who need this service instead of signing a contract will also need a modem, or router for access to the web. We cannot list the names of companies that offer the prepaid service for using the Internet in South Africa as there are just too many and there is not enough space here. A simple search in the major search engines will help you find the provider that can offer a package to suit your budget. Many business men and women who spend a lot of time travelling with a laptop are using 3G pay as you go broadband Internet access to check and reply to emails and surf the web these days.