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  1. Jan

    How much it costs to send a WhatsApp message in South Africa

    Real costs to send a WhatsApp message in South Africa Sending a WhatsApp text message costs tiny fractions of a cent, while a voice call through the platform can cost you anywhere between 1c and 4c per minute depending on the network and whether data saver mode is enabled, a MyBroadband...
  2. G

    MTN failure to activate contract but charging for it

    After applying for a new contract with MTN online and receiving the handset I was never sent a SIM card, my number was never ported as requested and access to a contract never received. However I am still getting charged every month. After going to 3 different MTN stores whereby I was told by...
  3. Jan

    MTN 5G network expands to more cities and towns

    MTN 5G network expansion in South Africa MTN announced that it has rolled out 5G connectivity to large parts of Polokwane and Witbank in South Africa and plans to extend the next-generation network technology to Nelspruit and Middelburg soon. This forms part of the operator's R350-million...
  4. Jan

    MultiChoice Nigeria tax bill of R63 billion "excessive" - PSG Wealth

    R63 billion MultiChoice tax bill — what to expect The Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has recently frozen MultiChoice's bank account for allegedly owing R63 billion (1.8 trillion naira) in taxes. FIRS said the DStv provider had not paid VAT since its inception. It has...
  5. Jan

    MyBroadband Mobile Network Quality Report for Q2 2021 released

    South Africa's best mobile network revealed — and one operator stands out MyBroadband Insights has released the Q2 2021 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 304,001 speed tests which were performed by thousands...
  6. Jan

    Extreme measures Vodacom and MTN take to safeguard batteries from criminals

    Photos show extreme measures to protect batteries from South African criminals South Africa's biggest mobile network operators have resorted to tough physical protective measures and elaborate tactical security interventions to fight the scourge of battery and copper theft at their mobile...
  7. Jan

    MTN clients scammed by fake agents on WhatsApp

    Fake MTN agents use WhatsApp to scam subscribers Many MTN subscribers who looked for support through the company’s social media channels have fallen victim to scammers. One MTN subscriber, Debbie Greyve, who was scammed, shared her story with Carte Blanche. After struggling to resolve a...
  8. Jan

    How to cancel and block WASP subscriptions on Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Cell C

    How to stop your airtime from disappearing South African mobile customers can prevent airtime from disappearing or incurring high phone bills through various platforms provided by their networks. Many South Africans can only afford to pay a small amount for prepaid airtime each month, which...
  9. Jan

    Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom subscribers hit by criminal syndicate

    Crime syndicate steals millions from Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom subscribers A criminal syndicate has stolen millions from Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom subscribers in a sophisticated new scam. Many mobile subscribers have discovered a number has been added to their profile without their permission...
  10. Jan

    Cellphone contract cancellation cost comparison

    How much it costs to cancel your mobile contract South African mobile contract subscribers who are dissatisfied with their device, customer service, or network quality have the option to cancel their contract before expiry. However, you should be aware that this can carry a hefty penalty cost...
  11. Jan

    MTN Eswatini network offline amid pro-democracy protests

    MTN Eswatini network offline amid pro-democracy protests MTN Eswatini confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that it is currently experiencing disruption to services and connectivity as of 29 June 2021. "Meeting our customers' needs remain a key priority for us. We are committed to restoring...
  12. Jan

    Month-to-month mobile data deal comparison

    Best month-to-month mobile data deals in South Africa If you don't fancy signing up for a long-term contract, there are multiple mobile data packages available in South Africa on a month-to-month basis. While fibre is the ideal option for Internet users with big data requirements, it's not...
  13. Jan

    Cell C decommissioning network in 5 more provinces

    Cell C prepaid subscribers migrating to MTN in five more provinces Cell C announced that it has successfully decommissioned 34% of its physical Radio Access Network (RAN) sites and seamlessly migrated prepaid and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) customers to roam completely on its partner...
  14. Jan

    Contract versus Prepaid smartphone and package price comparison on Vodacom and MTN

    Contract versus Prepaid — You can save thousands on your mobile bill Taking out a cellular contract may be a convenient option when buying a new smartphone but, over a 24-month period, it can cost you thousands more than buying your phone cash and using a SIM-only contract or prepaid bundles...
  15. Jan

    Vodacom vs MTN vs Telkom vs Cell C - Best mobile data prices in South Africa

    Best mobile data prices in South Africa Data prices have dropped following the Competition Commission's ruling in 2019 that South African network operators have room to slash data prices by 30% to 50%, and Cell C now offers the best value for money prepaid mobile data in the market. While...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Criminal syndicate defrauding MTN customers

    Criminal syndicate defrauding MTN customers An internal forensic investigation by MTN South Africa into suspected fraud has revealed a criminal syndicate working to defraud MTN and its customers. MTN worked with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation cybercrime unit, known as the...
  17. Hackson

    Should have read the terms

    So I upgraded my MTN contract on the 30th of April. First bill yesterday and I paid R924 more than I expected. Lol and behold I was charged R924 to migrate from one plan to another. Damn. I regret it. My GF wants a new phone. Safe to say she won't be upgrading on MTN.
  18. dawidmsnyders

    South African spy agency could help local companies in international markets

    South African spy agency could help local companies in international markets South Africa’s spy agency is beefing up its economic intelligence unit so it can play a proactive role in supporting the nation’s companies as they expand beyond their home base. Firms that could benefit from the...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    MTN to spend R28 million on recruiting 10,000 Mobile Money agents in South Africa

    MTN to spend R28 million on recruiting 10,000 Mobile Money agents in South Africa MTN South Africa has announced a $2 million (R28 million) partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank Group – to expand its Mobile Money (MoMo) business in South...
  20. Chris

    Here's how a R1,000 investment in South Africa's telecoms companies would have looked like over 3 years

    Here's how a R1,000 investment in South Africa's telecoms companies would have looked like over 3 years If you invested R1,000 in South Africa’s major telecommunications companies three years ago, your shareholding would only be worth R648 today. South Africa’s mobile operators are often...
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