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  1. emabotha

    Here is how your Vodacom number can be stolen for almost a week (And there is nothing you can do about it)

    Here is how your Vodacom number can be stolen for almost a week (And there is nothing you can do about it). Yesterday evening, April 10th, 2024, my mother's phone abruptly lost network connectivity around 8 PM. It wasn't until then that she realized she had received an SMS earlier indicating a...
  2. TheBoyBlue

    New MTN contract , can they port my prepaid nr over?

    Hey guys, I'm currently on prepaid and i've just applied online for this DEAL. I would ideally like to port my existing prepaid number over to that number, would I be able to do this before I get locked in with a new number some how? If not it's not that much of a train smash, as I would just...
  3. D

    Can the airtime from MTN megaflex contract be used to buy data bundles on the MTN app?

    Currently on the 2gb+25 mins contract and was thinking of migrating to the megaflex contract which airtime is given. Just wanted to know if the airtime can be used to purchase bundles on the mtn app or is the airtime only able to be used at a set rate for data/minutes?
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    MTN selling Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry units

    MTN selling Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry units Telecel Group has bought two West African units from Africa’s largest wireless company MTN Group Ltd., as it scales operations ahead of an initial public offering in three years. The Africa-focused telecommunications company is buying MTN’s...
  5. Jan

    Uncapped fixed-LTE price comparison - MTN vs Vodacom on Axxess

    Vodacom vs MTN Uncapped fixed-LTE speeds and prices MTN offers better speeds on most of its uncapped fixed-LTE packages, but Vodacom has less stringent fair usage policies (FUPs) for its comparable plans. Internet service provider (ISP) Axxess launched uncapped fixed-LTE packages running on...
  6. L

    MTN Monthly "Prepaid" Product Billing Issues

    Hi there, I'd like to find out if anyone else has had this issue. Around the 13th of March 2023 I took out this MTN month to month prepaid product at R169 a month. The product worked perfectly until last week when, on the 13th March 2024, I woke up to 9 additional R169 transactions basically...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Key steps to take when your phone is stolen

    Key steps to take when your phone is stolen Phone theft victims in South Africa must take several measures after being robbed to ensure they don’t suffer severe financial damages beyond the value of their devices. While smartphones themselves are expensive enough as it is, it is often the...
  8. Jan

    MTN confirms that SuperFlex will be extended beyond promotional window

    MTN SuperFlex uncapped voice and big data bundle packages getting extended MTN has confirmed that it will continue offering its SuperFlex packages beyond 29 February 2024. South Africa’s second-largest mobile network operator first announced MTN SuperFlex in September.
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    MTN's head office now partially powered by over 5,000 solar panels

    MTN's head office now partially powered by over 5,000 solar panels MTN has switched on the first portion of a massive solar power system at its 14th Avenue head office in Fairlands, Johannesburg. MTN initiated the first phase of its solar renewable energy project in 2023.
  10. Giarc86

    MTN Fraudulent SIM Swap

    I was recently a victim of a fraudulent sim swap on my MTN number that I have had for nearly 20 years. The concerning thing is that I received no notification that a SIM swap was in progress. No SMS confirming that it was happening. Earlier in the day I had a persistent caller who phoned 4...
  11. J

    MTN Debicheck amount

    Hey guys just a quick question, had to upgrade - handset is on the verge of needing a brand new battery - got a call from MTN after looking at upgrade options, settled on a handset - they gave me a monthly fee, now there's a debicheck for almost 3 times the amount. I did receive a message from...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Why South Africa does not get unlimited voice and data plans like the US and the UK

    Why South Africa does not get unlimited voice and data plans like the US and the UK South Africa's heavy reliance on mobile connectivity for Internet access is one of several reasons the country's biggest local cellular networks cannot readily offer uncapped data and voice minutes like...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom vs MTN vs Telkom market caps

    Vodacom vs MTN vs Telkom market caps Vodacom is the most valuable listed telecommunications company in South Africa, with a market cap of R221. MTN closely follows it at R209.8 billion. Market capitalisation figures represent the value of a publicly traded company's outstanding common shares...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    Best sub-R500 smartphone contracts over 2 years

    Best sub-R500 smartphone contracts over 2 years South Africans looking to upgrade or replace their smartphone in 2024 without breaking the bank have several options from which to choose. MyBroadband compared some of the best smartphone contracts in South Africa for less than R500 a month from...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    How mobile networks' subscriber numbers changed in the past year

    How mobile networks' subscriber numbers changed in the past year Vodacom is the only South African mobile network operator (MNO) that recorded healthy growth in subscribers during the first nine months of 2023, an analysis by MyBroadband has shown. Vodacom's biggest rival, MTN, saw its...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom, MTN, and other big mobile networks share plans for 2024

    Vodacom, MTN, and other big mobile networks share plans for 2024 South Africa's mobile network operators (MNOs) have new products, 5G expansions, rural rollouts, and enhanced load-shedding mitigation measures on their agendas in 2024. That is according to feedback provided by the country's...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    MVNOs taking on major operator dominance in South Africa

    MVNOs taking on major operator dominance in South Africa South Africa's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are increasingly vying for the attention of customers who previously only considered the major mobile network operators (MNOs) for their cellular products. MVNOs include the likes...
  18. J

    MTN Order notifications

    Just wondering if anyone else is getting random order notifications from the MTN Acc. Text line this morning? I've had it before and they confirmed to me it was just part of the billing process for my contract, which was odd since I've never had it before, but nothing else happened...
  19. Jan

    Vodacom launches PowerFlex - a competitor for MTN SuperFlex

    Vodacom launches PowerFlex — unlimited calls and 17GB data from R449 per month Vodacom has launched a new product range that offers customers unlimited voice minutes and SMS messages with a customisable data allocation. Dubbed "PowerFlex", the promotional packages come with either 17GB of...
  20. Yoda Arain

    Big Data for Cheap

    I live in an area where there's no fiber, DSL, etc. But LTE service is exceptionally good. I've tested @vodacom, MTN, and @Cell_C (MTN). I'm looking for a high-volume bundle, but with the condition of being most economical. I rely on 200 GB for R349 from Vodacom, or R399 from MTN, or 100 GB for...
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