MWEB’s Leap Year promo offers one month free to new subscribers

If you are not an MWEB Uncapped client but have been considering it for a while, today might well be the day to make the leap.  See what I did there?

The first 366 (see what they did there?) new subscribers to sign up by 7pm tonight – the extra day of this year – will get their first month free.

MWEB Connect’s GM, Carolyn Holgate: “We’d like consumers to enjoy an extra month of MWEB’s unthrottled, dual redundancy network on us.  If you already have an ADSL line, we can have you up and running on MWEB’s network in a few hours of you calling our call centre.”

The number for MWEB sales is 08600 32000.

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MWEB launches leap year promo

The ISP will give the first 366 new Uncapped ADSL Data Only customers who sign up on 29th February their first month free.

Cape Town, Wednesday 29 February: MWEB is bringing Internet addicts an extra month of uncapped inspiration in a one-day promotion on 29 February to celebrate the leap year.

The first 366 customers, one for each day of the 2012 leap year, will get their first month’s subscription free when they sign up for an MWEB Uncapped ADSL Data Only package on the extra day in February (see and #leaptoMWEB).

Carolyn Holgate, MWEB Connect GM says the company believes in the quality of its network, which is one of the largest in South Africa. Together with its policies of no throttling and giving gaming traffic the highest priority on its network, MWEB is confident of being able to provide South Africans with an excellent Uncapped Internet experience.

“We’d like consumers to enjoy an extra month of MWEB’s unthrottled, dual redundancy network on us.  If you already have an ADSL line, we can have you up and running on MWEB’s network in a few hours of you calling our call centre,” she says.

Legalese applying to this promotion

  • This promo is only available to new MWEB Uncapped, Shaped ADSL Data only customers and cannot be taken up in conjunction with any other MWEB promotion.
  • The promo excludes MWEB’s 10mbps Uncapped, unshaped ADSL packages as well as MWEB Business products.
  • The promotion excludes all line rentals.
  • The promotion ends once 366 new uncapped data only customers have signed up on 29 Feb, or at 19h00 on 29 Feb, whichever comes first.
  • MWEB Acceptable Use Policy applies.
  • MWEB has a 30-day notice period for the cancellation of any subscriptions

About MWEB

Since 1997, MWEB has been championing a free web in South Africa. It has led the industry from the start with the introduction of the Internet to South Africans, to the launch of South Africa’s first Uncapped ADSL product. Today, MWEB is the ISP of choice for more than 320,000 customers, providing Internet connectivity and solutions for home users, business owners and large corporates.

Dedicated to constantly driving change in the industry and deploying world class research and development teams, MWEB is focused on removing all barriers to Internet connectivity and services to positively impact its customers and the broader South Africa Internet landscape. In 2010, MWEB was recognised for its efforts as 2010 MyBroadband ISP of the Year.

MWEB is owned by JSE-listed MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Limited, a Naspers Limited subsidiary that has more than 30% Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment shareholders.

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About MWEB GameZone

MWEB offers gamers the highest priority and assurance levels for game play traffic on its network, together with quality performance from its servers.

MWEB deploys more than 100 gaming servers for over 60 gaming titles, including the first ever major console title hosting in South Africa, Gears of War 3, with its gaming Content Servers pushing out on average of 28 Terrabytes of data.

MWEB GameZone, MWEB’s gaming community portal provides gaming news and events to over 20 000 unique visitors.


The company’s partners in gaming include the foremost digital gaming providers in the world: Steam and Gamersgate, one of the largest gaming server providers;, the largest game publisher; Electronic Arts; and the sports federation for eSports in South Africa, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA).

It’s excellent relationship with, has enabling MWEB to host instances for dedicated local servers for games like Battlefield 3 and Gears of War 3.

MWEB recently also hosted the online tournament to select the first Battlefield 3 team for South Africa, which is officially representing our country against teams from Finland, Russia, Australia, Portugal and Belgium.