Nashua Mobile has partnered with Wireless G to offer its subscribers an affordable uncapped Wi-Fi service, a first of its kind in South Africa. There are more than 1 800 integrated local G-Connect Wi-Fi hotspots, including in-flight Wi-Fi on all domestic flights with Mango.
The product offers G-Connect uncapped Wi-Fi access for only R39 a month, with a fair-usage policy where users will be throttled once a monthly 3 GB threshold has been reached. The service is currently available to all Nashua Mobile subscribers as a value-added service billed to their monthly account.
Qualifying Nashua Mobile subscribers – essentially all customers with their accounts in good standing can activate the service as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Go to www.nashuamobile.com/gconnect and click on the hyperlink to activate. There is a Nashua Mobile tab on the redeem voucher page, or do it while flying with Mango from the G-Connect In-flight Wi-Fi landing page.
- Put in your cell phone number and last 4 numbers of your ID number
- You will receive an authorisation code via SMS confirming that you are registered and confirming that you are happy to access the Uncapped Wi-Fi service. Then it is all systems Go!
Says Nashua Mobile CEO, Mark Taylor: “We are pleased to bring faster and more affordable Wi-Fi connectivity to our Nashua Mobile subscribers. Whether on the ground or on a Mango flight, surfing the net has become simpler plus our subscribers pay a flat fee and all from a single account.”
“South Africans love their Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices and will soon catch up with the rest of the world where Wi-Fi has become the predominant access technology for mobile devices. The G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi that allows roaming on hotspots on the ground brings a new dimension to “Wi-Fi on the go”. We observe that people now seem to consider Wi-Fi a wireless technology more aligned with mobile connectivity, which emphasises the significance of this partnership where 3G is bundled with Wi-Fi up to 30 000 feet. With its base of more than 900 000 subscribers and its countrywide presence, Nashua Mobile is a great partner for Wireless G”, says Carel van der Merwe, CEO of WirelessG.
In addition to Mango’s entire fleet, G-Connect’s 1800 integrated hotspots can be found at airports, shopping centres, health clubs, coffee shops, hotels, and many other convenient public locations around South Africa. Available to Nashua Mobile customers from 28 November 2012.