Skyrove has moved!

 

Good morning all Skyrovers!

We are pleased to announce that over the weekend we moved into our new offices. We are just experiencing a few telephone issues whilst Telkom processes our Golden Number transfer. If you need to get hold of us in the meantime please call our out of hours support number: 074 654 79 11.

You can also find us at our new physical address:

Suite 23b Unit16,
The Waverley Business Park, Wyecroft Road
Mowbray 7705

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Skyrove is moving!

Attention Skyrovers, we have some exctiting news to share!
Skyrove is moving offices to Mowbray as of Monday, 19th November 2012!

Find us at: Suite 23b Unit16, The Waverley Business Park, Wyecroft Road, Mowbray 7705

Our Postal Adress remains the same: PO BOX 14031, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7705.

Skyrove’s latest news!

It’s amazing how time flies. The end of the year is upon us and so is summer. But it’s not over just yet and October was a busy month for Skyrove. Enjoy reading up on our latest news!


Latest News

Our prices have changed as of the 1st of November 2012. You can now purchase vouchers online or at one of our voucher vendors for the following prices:
  • R375 for 2500 MB
  • R200 for 1000 MB
  • R100 for 400  MB
  • R25 for 100 MB
Skyrove is looking for an Enterprise Sales Manager ready for a challenge! More information on http://www.skyrove.com/careers
Skyrove provided Wi-Fi during the The 19th Africa Oil Week, which took place at the Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town from October 29th to November 2nd.

The Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream conferences reputation is one of the top world-class conferences on the world business calendar! The 19th Africa Oil Week hosts the world’s leading deal-makers and senior level networking executives in the oil and gas industry in Africa.
Skyrove provided connectivity during the PyconZA Convention on the 4th and 5th of October 2012 at the Pavilion Clocktower in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Skyrove sponsored and provided Wi-Fi in partnership with Wireless Online Communications in the third annual Content Strategy Forum 2012 which was held in South Africa for the first time ever at the Spier Wine Estate from the 24th to the 26th of October 2012.
Happy birthday to Helen, Monica and Tim! To celebrate the Team organized a foosball tournament. Well done to Tim and Murray for winning Skyrove’s first Foosball Tournament. Helen and Adam came in 2nd.
October was rich in celebration: the team celebrated Adam’s and Bronwyn’s 1 year anniversary with Skyrove!
Skyrove is happy to announce that Wireless Online Communications is now one of our trusted backhaul providers!
Skyrove, Meraki’s Gold Partner in South Africa is pleased to inform you that Meraki recently launched 2 new products on the market:

Skyrove Team Member of the Month

Name: Tim Elston

DOB: 8 October 1991

Profession: Senior Network Technician

Hobbies: Paintball, Hiking/Camping, Travelling, Fire Dancing and Gaming

“I am driven by a strong passion for technology and all that is new and shiny. I studied in Stellenbosch, focussing on network administration. I was then lucky enough to be accepted into the Skyrove family and over the last year and half, have been happily working alongside this unique and spirited team!”


Expanding our coverage

We are South Africa’s largest and fastest growing independent Wi-Fi hotspot network with over 450 Wi-Fi hotspots at the last count.

Our team consists of dedicated and highly trained technical staff, engineers, sales and marketing people whose main aim is to bring you the fastest and most efficient Wi-Fi solutions.

Keep a lookout for new hotspots near you! View our map!

Skyrove’s new hotspots in town

- Get connected to Skyrove Wi-Fi at Deano’s Cafe, Shop 10 Dean Street Arcade, Newlands, Cape Town.

– Find Skyrove Wi-Fi at Barristers Grill Restaurant, located in “the heart of Newlands”, Cardiff Castle, corner Kildare Rd & Main Street, Cape Town.

– Have a delicious coffee and surf on the Internet with Skyrove Wi-Fi at Gloria Jean’s Cafe, Rosebank, Gauteng.

– “Coffee, Pedal, Passion” & now Skyrove Wi-Fi at The Handlebar, 100 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town.


Events and Conferencing

Skyrove is providing Wi-Fi duing the G South Africa Conference 2012 which will be held the 12th and 13th of November at the Pavilion Conference Centre at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Skyrove is providing Wi-Fi during the Microsoft MEA CCG Executive Event 2012, which will be hosted from the 4th to the 7th of November at The Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Cape Town. Microsoft will provide you the opportunity to connect with Consumer Channels Group friends and Microsoft Executives during round tables and 1:1 sessions.

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Skyrove tips on hotspot Data Usage.

 

There are various factors that one needs to take into consideration, when looking at data usage. If one was to take Apple products for example. If the user’s Apple device is i-Cloud enabled and there have been various changes made to the off-line content, it will, by default, update all of this to the i-Cloud storage facility. This is the same with PC users, running Dropbox with default sync settings.

 

Also take into consideration that most Anti-Virus programs will also update themselves if they detect an active internet connection. (Most PC users have their Windows Update setting under control, but various other applications like Adobe etc. might still download content even before it prompts the user to download the full update package).

 

Local email client users will also typically use more data when reading mail (Using an application such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird), as with POP ( “Post Office Protocol” – a type of mail service that determines how email is received and managed) the mail gets downloaded before it gets viewed. Exchange and IMAP (Also, both of these determine how mail is received and managed) will update folder changes etc. when it starts to Synchronise on connection. Whereas, when using your web browser to access mail, you view the content on the server, and minimal data transferring takes place.

 

Best would be to make sure that most of your applications, Anti-Virus etc. are all up to date as far as possible before using a Pre-Paid public Hot Spot. Also, if possible, browse your email using your browser or only download important headers and then select what mail you would like to download to read. Remember with all the active and live content used in email marketing and signatures these days, some emails might be the cause of some frustrating bandwidth usage.

 

Regards,

Skyrove Technical Team

Skyrove’s latest news!

Dear Skyrovers,

As summer still seems to be in hiding, what would be better than to get connected with Skyrove Wi-Fi at a cosy hotspot near you!


Latest News



Skyrove team fun:
The monthly Poker game was won by … Adam and Rudolph! A fter a long fight around the table and hours of tricks and bluffs, they decided to split the pot.

34th Annual Loerie Awards Convention:
Skyrove provided connectivity for the duration of the convention at Cape Town City Hall.

Hot News!
Skyrove’s Technical team has been investigating a new and improved backhaul connections for our radical hotspots. The Skyrove Technical team is dedicated to ensure that all Skyrovers get the benefit of constantly improving and evolving internet. Watch this space for more updates!

Congratulations to Helen and Bronwyn, who have successfully obtained their Certificate of Effective Communication and Human Skills.

The Dale Carnegie Course will help them master the capabilities demanded in today’s tough business environment. In short, the course will power them to move far beyond their comfort zone as they stretch for and attain ambitious new goals.


Skyrove sponsored the Wi-Fi for the Joomla! Day Cape Town event
which was held at The Pavilion Conference Centre in the V&A Waterfront on the 17th & 18th August 2012.


Skyrove Team Member of the Month

Name: Monica Kriek

DOB: 22 October 1984

Profession: General Manager: Sales and Marketing

Hobbies: Networking, travelling, cooking, watersports, yoga, fashion, animals, movies and reading


My key focus is communication, marketing and new business development! Building relationships, rolling  out strategies and networking is what makes me tick. Combining my passion for travelling, fashion and cooking makes me a happy girl.


Expanding our coverage

We are South Africa’s largest and fastest growing independent Wi-Fi hotspot network with over 700 Wi-Fi hotspots at the last count.

Our team consists of dedicated and highly trained technical staff, engineers, sales and marketing people whose main aim is to bring you the fastest and most efficient Wi-Fi solutions.

Keep a lookout for new hotspots near you! View our map!


Skyrove’s new hotspots in town

- Get connected to Skyrove Wi-Fi at Castle Hotel, 42 Canterbury Street, Cape Town.

- Watch out Knead Bakery is in the process of being upgraded to Skyroves premium Wi-Fi solution.


Events and Conferencing

Skyove provided connectivity during the PyconZA Convention on the 4th and 5th of October 2012 at the Pavilion Clocktower in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

PyConZA is the first annual gathering of the South Africa community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyConZA is organized by the Python community for the community and presented by Praekelt Foundation


Where to find Skyrove voucher vendors in town

Caffe Magnifico Tygervally Shop 53, Willow Bridge Lifestyle Centre, Belllville
Caffe Magnifico Canal Walk, Century City
Postner Gardens 50 Kloof Street, Gardens
Arnold’s on Kloof 60 Kloof Street, Gardens
Tourist Office & Booking Information The Barn, Beach Crescent, Hout Bay
Sunshine Mini Market 93 Lower Main Road, Observatory
BP Rondebosch 16 Main Road, Rondebosch
Study Cape Town 1 Ellis Court, Ellis Road, Sea Point
Skyrove 2nd Floor, Woodstock Studios, 2 Francis Street, Woodstock

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