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  1. Jamie McKane

    MTN to launch new 5G network in June

    MTN to launch new 5G network in June MTN plans to launch its new 5G network in June, and it has started to promote its 5G value proposition in its latest Y'ello magazine. The promotion in the Y'ello magazine states that MTN will make the “best network even better with 5G-enabled smartphones”.
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    Porting to FNB Connect

    Hi. If anyone is thinking about porting to FNB Connect, I would advise rethinking that decision. Here's why: 1. Delivery of the new SIM card took them a week. It's OK to wait for a new SIM when it's a new product, but what about when one urgently needs to do a SIM swap? 2. The number porting...
  3. Jamie McKane

    New MTN EverydayGigs prepaid data bundles

    New MTN EverydayGigs prepaid data bundles MTN has launched new EverydayGigs prepaid data products which offer more affordable daily, weekly, and monthly data packages. MTN said the EverydayGigs products were developed to cater for customer’s daily data usage needs and make data more affordable.
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    Finally cutting the Telkom cord any recommendations on fiber providers?

    Someone recommended me MTN Supersonic 10mbps up and down for R659. We are a home and use the internet for everything and often go over our 150GB softcap. I want to know is there any other packages I can look into that are affordable? We stream a lot, fiber is in my area.
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    Roaming and keeping a MTN number active

    I recently had an experience with trying to keep access to my MTN prepaid sim card while on SMS roaming in the east of US. For context, I have been on SMS roaming for 110 days and have been recharging airtime and sending a sms every month to keep the number active. I received a message from...
  6. Jamie McKane

    MTN and Telkom's plans for 5G in South Africa

    MTN and Telkom's plans for 5G in South Africa Vodacom recently launched its 5G mobile network in South Africa, offering local customers fixed broadband packages and smartphone contracts. The mobile operator rolled out its 5G network to 20 sites across the country, and stated it has plans to...
  7. Jamie McKane

    MTN South Africa wholesale revenue plummets

    MTN South Africa wholesale revenue plummets MTN has published its quarterly trading update for the period ended 31 March 2020, showing a significant drop in wholesale revenue for the company's South African business. Wholesale revenue declined by 44% year-on-year, which MTN said was largely...
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    Octotel Fibre - Surrey Estate, Cape Town

    Surrey Estate, Cape Town Trenching - DONE [February 2020] Fibre inserted into subsurface fibre ducting conduits - DONE [April 2020] Question: When is Surrey Estate and surrounding areas GO LIVE?
  9. Jamie McKane

    MTN fights US lawsuit over alleged terrorist payments

    MTN fights US lawsuit over alleged terrorist payments MTN has filed a motion to dismiss with the US court, seeking the termination of a lawsuit filed against the company on 27 December 2019. In the lawsuit, the United States accused MTN of supporting the Taliban by making payments to the...
  10. Jamie McKane

    MTN and Vodacom mobile data prices - 2010 vs 2020

    MTN and Vodacom mobile data prices - 2010 vs 2020 Mobile data prices in South Africa have consistently declined over the past decade, improving Internet access as smartphone adoption continues to grow. MTN and Vodacom's data prices previously ranked as among the most expensive in South Africa...
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    RSRQ/RSRP/RSSI/SINR ??

    Hi all, So I am using MTN's Supersonic LTE which is the best LTE coverage so far since I used to get max 1.5mbps download speed with Telkom's LTE using Vox lol... So I have been researching signal indicators after finding these 4 abbreviations on my device information page... So from what I...
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    TELKOMSA-R

    Anyone know how to force Telkom to roam on Telkomsa-R? Reception is so poor on Telkom and only works when roaming on the Vodacom network. Problem is that you cannot select Telkomsa-R manually as it forces you back onto Telkom after a minute or so. Very frustrating! Any help would be appreciated.
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    Unrequested OTP and Phishing scam

    Hi, not sure if this is the best place to put this, but it is re my MTN mobile contract, that I recently upgraded: Basically got phishing mails (initial links are not even to MTN website, and then goes to mtn.com), I did request an OTP on the fake website, with no intention of even entering...
  14. Jamie McKane

    MTN cuts data prices and gives free daily Ayoba data to subscribers

    MTN cuts data prices and gives free daily Ayoba data to subscribers MTN has gone live with its revised pricing for its sub-1GB 30-day prepaid data bundles and has launched its free 20MB free Daily Lifeline service. This forms part of MTN South Africa’s agreement with the Competition Commission...
  15. Jamie McKane

    MTN launches relief package to fight COVID-19

    MTN launches relief package to fight COVID-19 MTN has launched a R250-million relief package to help fight the coronavirus pandemic across the markets in which it operates. MTN said it has tailored its response to contribute both in its home market, South Africa, as well as in many other...
  16. Jamie McKane

    MTN network problems in SA

    MTN network problems in SA MTN South Africa is experiencing network problems which are causing calls to mobile phones on its network to fail. The problems started shortly before 15:00 on Friday and seem to affect calls from all networks, including MTN itself, to MTN subscribers.
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    Axxess stopping LTE orders without notice

    Hi everyone, Just a warning: Before the whole lockdown situation, I was planning to move a relative from Supersonic to Axxess for LTE. I did the order yesterday and phoned the morning to enquire whether they are still doing deliveries (should be a breeze, since we're both in Port Elizabeth)...
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    High latency on 4G

    Hi, Im having high latency with a new MTN 4G setup, so i got a shiney new Huawei B612 and data contract with SuperSonic and like any nerd i immediately did a speed test, i get about 65ms / 18Mbps/ 13Mbps, I thought it was wierd because I usually get around 15ms ping in Cape Town on a good 4G...
  19. Jamie McKane

    How MTN and Vodacom are fighting coronavirus

    How MTN and Vodacom are fighting coronavirus Vodacom and MTN are implementing a number of measures to stop the coronavirus spreading among their employees, including allowing people to work from home. This comes amidst President Cyril Ramaphosa listing restrictions to curb the spread of the...
  20. Jamie McKane

    MTN will make a data price cut announcement soon

    MTN will make a data price cut announcement soon MTN CEO Rob Shuter says South Africans can expect an announcement from the company regarding data price cuts shortly. This comes after Vodacom and the Competition Commission reached an agreement on 10 March 2020 regarding the Data Service Market...
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