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This is what happens when you try to return an unused data bundle immediately after buying it. When buying data bundles, prepaid cellular subscribers in South Africa are given a host of options to choose from. You can buy monthly bundles, daily... Read More
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In April, Vodacom and MTN implemented a questionable SMS procedure which resulted in the majority of porting requests to Cell C being rejected. The Johannesburg High Court recently ordered MTN to allow customers to keep their phone numbers when... Read More
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This is where your airtime goes when it disappears, and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening. You take your phone to work and forget to connect to an available Wi-Fi network. You install a new app and don?t realise it automatically... Read More
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Former top Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. The former CEO of Vodacom?s international operations is, however, tight-lipped about what the MVNO will entail and who he?s partnering with... Read More
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Google has given 5 things you should do right now to conserve mobile data on your Android device. Mobile data remains very expensive in South Africa, and with data hungry applications and websites, data can become a costly monthly item. Good news... Read More
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When an ISP says it offers uncapped, unshaped ADSL, here?s what you are really getting. Broadband services in South Africa normally come as either a capped or uncapped product. Many ADSL and fibre Internet service providers offer ?uncapped,... Read More
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Many smartphone owners charge their devices overnight ? here?s what it does to the device?s battery. If you plan to upgrade your smartphone every two years, leaving your device to charge overnight will not do much damage to your battery. According... Read More
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This little known platform that is poised to pave the way to a disruptive, African-led media model. Mary Meeker is a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Beyers (KPCB). She authors arguably the most widely anticipated... Read More
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Vodacom is promising its subscribers free minutes if their call is dropped. Vodacom?s latest TV advertisement promises subscribers that ?if your call is dropped, we?ll give you free minutes guaranteed?. The TV advert features Errol, who is... Read More
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While so-called over-the-top (OTT) messaging services dominate in South Africa as a mobile communication tool, the uptake of voice over IP (VoIP) is slower, say experts. Global digital specialist adviser Analysys Mason has said that local users are... Read More
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Drastic mobile tariff price cuts by telecoms company Telkom could be ignored by the country?s biggest networks MTN and Vodacom, says an expert. Telkom on Thursday announced its ?FreeMe? contract plans, a simplified offering of six products that... Read More
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Teta, a new South African instant messaging service, is taking on WhatsApp. Teta, a new instant messaging app from entrepreneurs Themba Moyo and Lisa Phendla, aims to take on WhatsApp by offering instant messaging that works when you have no... Read More
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Research ICT Africa has released its Prepaid Pricing Trends in South Africa ? Q2 2016 report, which shows how the mobile operators compare on prepaid pricing. Research ICT Africa (RIA) has released its Prepaid Pricing Trends in South Africa ? Q2... Read More
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Running a business is by no means an easy feat. It takes drive, commitment, and a proactive approach. While you may be on top of the daily operations of your business ensuring that clients are happy and that work delivery is on track, there?s... Read More
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A new research report by Analysys Mason has provided insight into why mobile users switch networks and the impact of so-called over-the-top services like WhatsAp A new research report by Analysys Mason has provided insight into why mobile users... Read More
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Tariffic has revealed how South Africa?s mobile operators calculate the outstanding amounts owed on smartphone contracts. Following its calculation of the best and worst cellphone contract cancellation fees in South Africa, Tariffic has revealed... Read More
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MTN recently increased its data and voice call prices, raising concerns that other operators will do the same. MTN recently informed its contract subscribers they will pay more for their voice calls and data from 1 August 2016. The changes... Read More
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Tariffic?s latest perfect package tracker focusses on contract termination fees. Tariffic has released its quarterly Perfect Package Tracker, with this quarter?s report focussed on contract termination fees. ?Based on our analysis, we found... Read More
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Mobile call volumes saw massive growth between 1995 and 2010, but VoIP and mobile messaging services are crushing traditional voice calls. Traditional circuit-switched voice calls are declining rapidly, with VoIP and mobile messaging services... Read More
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Google has unveiled a new messaging app which is set to compete against the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger The app is called Allo, and will be available in the coming months for free on Android and iOS. What sets Allo apart is that it... Read More
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