There are currently two 4G LTE players in Ghana at the moment. These are Surfline Communications and Busy Ghana.
A third 4G provider known as Blu Telecoms, also exists. However, it cannot match the earlier two mentioned in terms of coverage area.
So today’s comparison will be between Surfline and Busy Ghana. So let’s get started already.
In this comparison between the two 4G giants, we will be looking at coverage, Wi-Fi devices, prices, data bundles, service quality, and value.
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Both Surfline and Busy are seen to be having coverage over all over the capital of Accra with a few dark spots at some locations, on paper.
So we can say that in terms of coverage, both Surfline and Busy are evenly matched.
Surfline currently has four devices available and these are modem, router, wingle, and three MI-fi devices.
Busy on the other hand has only two devices available and these are Mifi and router.
The modem sold by Surfline can be used by only one person and it costs GHC99 and free data of 1GB.
The Mifi sold by Busy can be used by 14 people and also just the same GHC99 and comes with 500MB.
Surfline’s Mifi and wingle can connect up to 14 people and cost GHC199 with 1GB free data. There are two other Surfline Mifi devices that GHC209 and GHC289 respectively.
There is another that is sold by Busy that can connect up to 14 people and costs GHC139 with free data of 5GB.
The router sold by both Surfline and Busy sells for GHC399. However, you will get only 1GB of free data from Surfline while Busy gives you a much larger 10GB.
The bundles sold by Busy are all valid for 30 days, except for the 50GB bundle, which stays valid for 60 days.
Busy’s data bundles come in the form of free data for Facebook, YouTube, Whatsapp as well as a free night.
The bundles sold by Surfline on the other hand like the 20GB data lasts for 60 days while the 50GB data lasts for 90 days. And they come depending on the data package chosen as free data.
Busy sells bundles that can be bought for GHC3 for 100MB and GHC7 for 250MB. Surfline does not sell any such bundles.
If you want 500MB data, you will have to pay GHC12 for Busy’s own and GHC9.9 for Surfline’s own.
For 1GB data, you will pay GHC17 and GHC19 for Busy and GHC25 for Surfline.
Busy sells 2GB data for GHC35. Surfline does not sell any such data.
For 5GB at Busy, it will cost you GHC65 while Surfline sells the same amount for GHC75.
Busy sells 10GB for GHC120. You will need to pay Surfline GHC125 or GHC129 for the same amount.
You can also purchase 20GB of data from Surfline for GHC205 or GHC239. Buys sells 25GB of data for GHC225.
There is 50GB data at Busy for GHC400 while you can have the same amount at Surfline for GHC445 or GHC 499.
Quality Of Service
In terms of the quality of service between the two companies, there is no significant difference.
Both of them are known to go off at times when they are in use. And they work fine when they are on.
In terms of optimization, both of them are gradually getting there. (Please draw your conclusion in this regard after using them and not take our views personal, since this is coming from the writer’s experience)
Our readers will have to decide for themselves the company that is offering better value for their money.
Looking at the above comparisons, you will see that you can do more with less at Busy while Surfline is not so ‘cheap’ in either the prices of the devices or data bundles.
Those who love freebies like free night data, WhatsApp, etc, will possibly side with Busy while those who like their additional data will side with Surfline.
Surfline also seems to give users more time on some specific data bundles compared to Busy. And you can also roll over unused data within 5 days after it expires.
We hope that our cherished readers will be able to decide between Surfline and Busy if they plan to go in for 4G.
Please note not to take our review of both companies at face value but use it as a basis to draw your conclusions after you have personally tried each of them.
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