1. DSL - You need an active Telkom landline. It does not need to be DSL ready because we can request the DSL activiation for you but it would be quicker if it was. If you would like the DSL rental to be managed by a different ISP it is also fine. You will still be able to connect using Afrihost. Afrihost can also manage your DSL line rental on your behalf, this means that if you are having any connectivity issues and you let us know, we will be able to do full troublshooting on both the connectivity package and the DSL line so that we can get the issue resolved. If the problem is on the DSL line we will be able to log a fault with Telkom for you. You also get the opportunity of signing up for a bundle and pay one price. A bundle is the connectivity package and the DSL line rental in one. The price of a bundle is a discount already.
2. Mobile data - You don't need anything with this connectivity product. If you have a contract with MTN you can sign up with your own cellphone number and we will allocate data to your cellphone number. However this one is tricky because for you to connect using Afrihost on your mobile device you need to set up the APN to Afrihost and make sure that it is set to be the default APN. If the APN is not set correct on your device you might incur charges on your contract plan with MTN.
If you don't have a contract with MTN you have nothing to worry about because you can still sign up for any of our mobile data packages and request a sim card from us with or without the 3G/LTE device. You can use the sim card in any device but you would need to configure the APN on the device you are using. You can also get the device theat is APN ready from us. You can use any of our devices, some devices can connect more than one mobile device to the internet.
It all depends on what you want to use the internet. To get the best of gaming I would sugggest that you take up a Capped Bundle package. I would not recommend any mobile connectivity package for gaming because wireless connectivity is very unstable. Generally DSL is the best option for gaming with low latency. Mobile Data will give you high latency most of the time which affects gaming or streaming, especially as it can fluctuate to a much extent than DSL. I find that LTE latency is generally more stable and can, in most cases, support gaming and streaming more reliably, but in terms of cost per GB and stability, DSL is your best option.