Frequently asked

We get asked these a lot. So, here’s the low down!
Q: How do I know if I have coverage?

A: That’s easy! Simply enter your address into our coverage checker and complete your details. If Hero Fibre is available in the area, you can place an order immediately with one of our consultants. 

Q: What if there is no coverage?

A: Unfortunately we don't cover the entire South Africa with our current infrastructure. Hopefully we will be able to assist you in future

Q: How long does it take before my service is installed?

A: Normally it can take between 1 - 3 weeks, but sometimes this can take longer depending on outstanding orders and weather conditions

Q: What are the best internet speeds for watching video?

A: Essentially, the quality of what you are streaming impacts the speed you need. For example, the minimum internet speed recommended for streaming Netflix is 3 Mbps. But, if you want to want to watch at higher qualities, you would need a higher speed.

To stream videos in standard definitions, at least 3 Mbps is recommended.
To stream videos in HD, at least 5 Mbps is recommended.
To stream videos in HDR or 4K, at least 25 Mbps is recommended.

Q: Can my fibre line run out of data?

A: No, you get unlimited data on the standard Hero Fibre product and on a selection of our wireless products

Q: How far does my WiFi signal reach?

A: A typical WiFi signal has a range of around 30 metres. This can be reduced due to factors such as the modem/router’s ability, walls or other obstacles.

Q: What do I do if I need to relocate?

A: We ask that our clients notify us at least 3 weeks before moving day. This gives us enough time to see if your new location is within our coverage area. All equipment should be left as is – instead, a Herotel field Technician will relocate it.

If your new home falls within one of our coverage areas, a new service order form will need to be signed. On wireless, a once-off relocation fee will be charged depending on the complexity of the move. For fibre, provided that you relocate to an area that has fibre as well, you will be liable for installation and activation fees.

If your new home is outside of one of our covered areas, normal cancellation terms and conditions will apply.

Q: How do I cancel my service?

A: We’ll be sad to see you go, but your local branch account department can assist you in cancelling your connection.

Q: Can I stop my service when I go on holiday?

A: Unfortunately, that is not possible. As operators of your reliable network, we never stop ensuring that you stay connected, continuing to run your connection, monitor links and manage billing. That means that unfortunately, you cannot hit pause on our services.

Q: Does the weather affect wireless internet connections?

Rain or hail can unfortunately affect your internet connection.

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