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Collusion in ad-hoc mobile data bundle pricing?

The cellular networks seem to think we are all just as stupid as the government seems to think we are.

It is abundantly clear on these screen shots taken today from the Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C websites that they are either price-fixing or colluding, or deliberately being anti-competitive in their pricing for ad-hoc mobile data bundles. It must be more than coincidence they all arrive at the same prices for the same data volumes, yet each has a very different network infrastructure, backbone and peering configuration from the other.

I hate it when big corporates assume they are more intelligent than the consumer.

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Computing

SAIX.net a haven for 419ers

So according to the Spamhaus project, whose spam realtime blacklists I have just implemented, SAIX.net has at least five listings for hosting spam relays.

See them here.

I’m not going to bypass these blacklists for the sake of one or two adsl clients that use my mail servers, they must complain to Telkom. It is not my problem.

Good old Telkom hard at work again…

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