Prior to this very exciting development, TechnoMag had reported that I-way Africa (previously Mweb) had given a damp squib to unsuspecting winners, basically a modem which had “no technical support”, and it seems this time they have proved critics wrong as they finally launch the rocket!
We stumbled upon their eye catching advert and still awaiting much more official information and yet to do the speed tests of their dongles.
Tagged at $50 per month, we would want to believe this price difference will have a lot to show compared to their competitors who are rather cheap yet the speeds are unfortunately, pathetic!
“I-WayAfrica, a member of Telkom SA Ltd, is launching the Pocket Rocket. They have introduced a new range of mobile Internet devices that let you truly experience the freedom of the web. I-WayAfrica now enables you to take the same unlimited highspeed Internet with you wherever you are.” said a statement
The Rocket Pocket is a mobile broadband USB dongle (a plug and go device) connected to a USB port of laptops and computers to provide broadband Internet access. It is easy to use mobile broadband that allows you to work at home or on the move just by plugging into the USB port on your netbook, PC or laptop. You do not need a phone line (landline) to use mobile broadband via dongles.
Some of the features of the Pocket Rocket are:
IT’S SUPER MOBILE —–You can take/ carry it wherever you are and enjoy the same quality Internet, which means you don’t get tied down at the office or stuck at home.
IT’S REALLY FAST —— Rocketing fast to be exact. The little pocket rockets give you the same first class service you have come to expect from Africa’s best ISP. The new pocket rocket allows high speed access of up to 1MG; however the speed depends on the number of users on the particular base station at any given time.
IT’S EASY TO INSTALL ——-So easy infact, a child can do it, which makes it the perfect tool for helping your children with their homework projects, and you to brush up on your geography.
IT HAS A WIDE COVERAGE—– With an integrated connection network across the country, wherever you are and wherever you are going to be, you are able to enjoy the same fast Internet as you do at home or at work. Currently available in the areas listed below however they will be increasing the coverage in soon . • Harare • Chitungwiza • Bulawayo • Gweru • Kwekwe • Kadoma • Norton • Chinhoyi • Mutare • Rusape • Marondera • Ruwa • Bindura
iWayAfrica also offers fixed wireless broadband solution to home and corporate users, such as :
- Dedicated Connectivity – including VPN’s, MPLS and WAN’s for serious business
- Enhanced Internet – VPN’s, MPLS and WAN’s for those who can never afford to be without their connectivity
- Data centre services – for all your back up and data based security and web hosting requirements
How do you sign up for the service?
When you are ready to be connected get your I.D and an initial payment of $50, to any of the locations listed below and your account will be activated immediately.
Avondale Branch – PaSangano Building, 20 King George Road, Avondale, Harare.
For further inquiries of their Rocket Pocket product you can visit their website http://www.rocket.co.zw/