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  1. Jamie McKane

    How MTN lost the lucrative Rain deal to Vodacom

    How MTN lost the lucrative Rain deal to Vodacom In November 2016, WBS (now known as Rain) announced that it had signed a facilities leasing and roaming agreement with Vodacom. This multi-billion-rand deal is helping Rain to accelerate its LTE-A network rollout and gives Vodacom access to...
  2. Jamie McKane

    MTN's plan to take on Vodacom

    MTN's plan to take on Vodacom MTN is planning to take on Vodacom by building a better network, ensuring a great customer experience, and offering competitive products. This is the word from MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter, who told Business Day TV that the operator's vision for its South African...
  3. J

    MTN contract limit question

    My contract is due for an upgrade. The problem is my current limit is R246p/m and the phone I want is R300p/m. How likely are they to increase my limit in order for me to upgrade to a new handset? And is upgrading a same day deal? Will I need to bring extra documents?
  4. Jamie McKane

    MTN prepaid bundle sale – Get up to 99% discounts on data, social, and voice bundles

    MTN prepaid bundle sale – Get up to 99% discounts on data, social, and voice bundles MTN has launched its new Ska Wara Bundle Sale promotion, offering customers discounts of up to 99% on prepaid bundles. This sale offers dynamic discounts on bundles purchased through USSD menus which offer...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Why people say Vodacom and MTN are too expensive

    Why people say Vodacom and MTN are too expensive While the ultimate goals of #DataMustFall were misguided and its origins dubious, the sentiment that spurred it on was genuine. South Africans feel ripped off by their cellular service operators and want a change. Research from adjunct professor...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom vs MTN in Kimberley

    Vodacom vs MTN in Kimberley MyBroadband recently tested the mobile network quality in Kimberley as part of its countrywide mobile network testing project. The MyBroadband mobile network testing project is conducted in partnership with Afristay and Huawei Mobile Devices and provides a...
  7. B

    mtn broadband lite discontinued

    did anybody else also receive an email from mtn stating that the mtn broadband lite contract is being ended and you will now be switched to a 50gb data contract for about the same price? happening middle august 2019
  8. Jamie McKane

    Best mobile network in South Africa revealed

    Best mobile network in South Africa revealed MyBroadband Insights has released its Q2 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 330,596 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed...
  9. Amara'sDaddy

    Mtn contract services activation

    So I recently took out a contract with mtn and I played around their website and came across services I can activate for my contract what shocks me is that there's a once off 20 gigs for R0. 00. Just needed clarity is it really free before I activate it, kindly check the screenshot attached.
  10. M

    Issues with FreeMe LIT bundles on Telkom-Vodacom roaming

    Good day all Is anyone else experiencing data issues with the new Telkom-Vodacom seamless roaming agreement? Previously with MTN roaming, I was able to enjoy my LIT packages without issue. Now it seems like when seamlessly roaming on Vodacom, their systems prefer normal data to LIT data. As a...
  11. S

    MTN Now Forbidden on Telkom SIM Card

    I'm using Telkom Mobile and in some areas I frequently go to Telkom is very weak. So in such cases I would then search networks and select MTN so that I would have signal. I deliberately set it so I have to manually search and select but now an interesting thing happened today. I last had it set...
  12. Nobody Important

    MTN does not respect the "STOP" instruction wrt SMS spam

    Dear @Newsfeed (cc @rpm and @Jan ), I have a suggestion for an article with proof in support of my claim that MTN does not tolerate customers unsubscribing from their spam. You recently did an article where the networks denied nefariously cashing in on WASP fraud. That got me thinking about...
  13. Jamie McKane

    MTN launches Mobile Money chatbot

    MTN launches Mobile Money chatbot MTN has launched an artificial intelligence chatbot service for its Mobile Money (MoMo) platform. The chatbot launched in Ivory coast in May and will be rolled out across MTN’s MoMo footprint in the next few months.
  14. Jamie McKane

    MTN considers Ethiopia expansion

    MTN considers Ethiopia expansion MTN Group Ltd. has identified Ethiopia as a rare country where Africa’s largest wireless carrier will consider expanding beyond its existing footprint. “There are a few large markets that are under-penetrated and where there is scope for a No. 1 or No. 2...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Telkom is crushing Vodacom and MTN in shareholder value

    Telkom is crushing Vodacom and MTN in shareholder value Telkom released its latest financial results this week, which revealed that operating revenue increased by 5.3% to R41.8 billion and EBITDA increased by 8.5% to R11.3 billion. This growth is mainly thanks to the excellent performance of...
  16. Jamie McKane

    MTN cancels its auto-renewing 1MB data bundle

    MTN cancels its auto-renewing 1MB data bundle MTN has backtracked on its plans to launch a 1MB data bundle which renews automatically when a customer's data is depleted. Last week, MTN said it would launch an auto-renewing data bundle similar to Vodacom’s Data Refill service, which took...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom and MTN's shady practices are going to come back to bite them

    Vodacom and MTN's shady practices are going to come back to bite them South Africa’s mobile networks, and Vodacom and MTN in particular, could be among the most disliked companies in the country at the moment. Cellphone services have become an essential utility around the world, and in South...
  18. Jamie McKane

    MTN to raise R8 billion for Nigeria expansion

    MTN to raise R8 billion for Nigeria expansion MTN Group Ltd.’s Nigerian unit plans to raise about 200 billion naira ($555 million) this year from a variety of sources including bank loans and bonds to expand operations in its biggest market. The funds will enable Africa’s largest wireless...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa – MTN vs Vodacom

    Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa – MTN vs Vodacom MTN has published its quarterly trading update for the period ended 31 March 2019, outlining its subscriber number changes since the beginning of 2019. The mobile operator saw a service revenue increase of 5.6% year-over-year in South...
  20. Jamie McKane

    MTN Nigeria lawsuit to go forward

    MTN Nigeria lawsuit to go forward The Federal High Court of Nigeria has rejected the Notice of Preliminary Objection filed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) in response to MTN Nigeria's lawsuit. MTN announced the case is now scheduled to be heard on 26 June 2019.
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