1. TimBru14

    No signal on rain SIM

    Hi I received my rain SIM card yesterday and got a confirmation email from rain stating that my SIM card was now active. I immediately threw it into my Xiaomi Redmi 3S and configured the APN (Profile name: rain and APN: rain - left everything else default) and restarted the phone only to be...
  2. 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...
  3. D

    Landline vs Cell service

    Please assist with the following query. Landlines are not being replaced, as evidenced by Telkom handing out free "fixed wireless phones". Do these work via cell signals? My elderly parents and I all live in areas plagued by bad cell reception, so when my landline is inoperational (they have...
  4. Newsfeed

    Signal desktop app launched

    Signal desktop app launched Signal has a new standalone desktop app and the Chrome App has been deprecated.
  5. Kevin Lancaster

    What the signal bars on your smartphone really mean

    What the signal bars on your smartphone really mean Many people use the signal bars on their smartphone to judge connectivity, but they are not standard measurements of signal strength.
  6. S

    Signal in Glenhazel, Sydenham and surrounds

    Hi all, So I'm thinking of moving to telkom because of their freeme deals and I wanted to find out how their signal is in my area (Glenhazel), surrounding areas and Johannesburg in general. Thanks in advance
  7. Kevin Lancaster

    Secure messenger Signal beta testing video calling

    Secure messenger Signal beta testing video calling Signal has added an experimental video calling feature to the beta version of its app for Android.
  8. S

    Vodacom Signal Woes - Be ready to lose customers!

    Vodacom boasts every time in their adverts that they have very few dropped calls. Maybe this is because they actually cannot connect at all due to bad signal. And this is not happening somewhere in the rural areas of South Africa, it happens in the heart of Johannesburg. Albertsdal to be...
  9. B

    Vodacom Tower Installation Above my Apartment

    Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice from the community from those in the know regarding legalities of cellphone towers and their installation with proximity to people etc. I live in Pretoria and the rental company that owns the block of flats where I live has decided to go ahead and...
  10. M

    Choppy reception at night

    I've been experiencing intermittent issues over the past few weeks. Seems that around the evening, most of the movie and sports channels seem to struggle with reception. It's as if there are constant weather issues that interferes with the signal. It's definitely not the equipment, from what I...
  11. S

    Vodacom Signal Booster required, please help?

    Hi there, I've been having constant issues with signal at my building and it's gotten to a point now where my phone is breaking up for almost every call I answer at my home! It works fine outside of my home e.g clear calls, 4G signal, etc. Please can you assist? I stay in the Point...
  12. L

    Telkom LTE - antenna boost really possible?

    I live on the "edge" of Telkom LTE reception and get 1x bar of signal inside my home. I'm really impressed with quality of Telkom LTE and ideally would like to use it. Can an antenna really give you good quality LTE if you have 1x signal bar? Something like this...
  13. S

    Samsung Note 5 signal issues

    hi bought a dual sim note 5 from Hong Kong a few weeks ago, pros great phone, fast charging, 4g data cons voice calls has major signal issues when signal drops from 4g to h+ to g calls drop no solutions yet. going to have to mothball phone until a fix comes out Samsung technician...
  14. C

    LTE Speeds in Noordwyk

    Hi I'm interested in that TelkomMobile 60Gb+60Gb bundle. I'm getting 5.68M speedtest using my Huawei 5331 HSPA mifi. Is this TelkomMobile data or all networks? I'm asking cos the test said "Hosted by Cellc" Acacia Street West
  15. Ivan Leon

    Intermittent 3G signal in the Edenvale / Germiston area

    Since yesterday morning (Thurs, 12 Feb 2015), the Telkom Mobile signal in the Edenvale / Germiston area, which is usually very stable with hardly any disconnects, has been so flaky and unreliable, that it is almost impossible to maintain any internet connection for more than about 30-180 secs...
  16. T

    Wifi Signal Terrible all of a sudden

    Hi all, The last two weeks or so the Wifi signal sent from my Huawei e3551 has deteriorated significantly, i've tried resetting and changing channels with no success. Then earlier today out of the blue my work colleague told me his e3551( through a different carrier) has been giving him weak...
  17. K

    Split DSTV signal for free-to-air decoder

    Hi guys, I have an issue and I'm hoping you can help to give me some answers. My dad bought a third party decoder so that he can watch free-to-air channels without having to set them up constantly on the DSTV decoder (for some reason the DSTV decoder keeps deleting the settings for these...
  18. R

    Official 8ta Representative?

    Is there an official 8ta representative on these forums that can contact me because the call centre is useless and no one in the "technical" department can help me.
  19. U

    No Data connection but full signal

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone else experiences a similar situation, but I have basically a non-existent data connection in the Hatfield area, namely on TUKS campus. I live in Faerie Glen/Olympus just outside Menlyn and I have the same problem there. I have perfect gsm signal and calls are...
  20. K

    How do you stop weather from affecting your dstv signal

    I have been scouring the web for a solution to this, I live in Cape Town and every time there is a little rain my dstv signal is scrambled. Is there a solution out there for this problem because I bought my dstv for sport and when it rains during a sports game all I do is sit there and do nothing!