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  1. Puk

    Read SMS's Online?

    G'day mybroadband, I have a Vodacom number I haven't used in ages (went over to MTN) - now it seems that the sim has been deactivated. I called customer care and they said the number has not been allocated to someone else, technicians will reconnect it to me. However, I urgently need to access...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Free SMS in South Africa - What mobile operators have to say

    Free SMS in South Africa - What mobile operators have to say SMS is quickly becoming a redundant medium of communication among South African smartphone users, as instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are infinitely cheaper. There is still a sizeable portion of the...
  3. J

    Mobile Voice, Text and Data manager

    I am looking for an app that can help me to to track expenses of all my sim cards, I have about 15 sim cards that I manage monthly and need to track expenses, topups and usage from a cellphone or laptop. I use Vodacom, MTN and Telkom sim cards and it takes too much time to frequently check...
  4. J

    MTN Powerball spam

    I have a MTN prepaid SIM, and get Powerball SMS spam almost daily. Their opt-out does not work; I have tried twice to opt out, but the SMSs keep coming, from different numbers. I need advice on how to get rid of this. I did stop the other recharge SMSes with the *130*603# Is this type of spam...
  5. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp vs SMS pricing in South Africa

    WhatsApp vs SMS pricing in South Africa SMS used to be a major source of income for mobile operators, but the advent of messaging apps like WhatsApp is steadily siphoning off this revenue. Looking at the SMS charges from mobile networks, it is not difficult to see why data-based messaging...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Do you still regularly send SMS messages?

    Do you still send SMS messages to friends and family? Why do you use SMS instead of dedicated messaging apps?
  7. P

    Accessing sms on Huawei E353 3g dongle dashboard when it is plugged in to wifi router

    I have a 3g antenna on a 10 metres pole which plugs into the antenna jack of a Huawei E353 3g dongle which plugs into a Tenda N300 wifi router in a weather-proof box with power supply. From the router I have a 75 metre cable down the hill to my house which plugs into a Ubiquiti WAP. I connect...
  8. gideonel

    Blocking 15 digit numgers

    Hi guys, I would appreciate some help if someone out there has the hidden knowledge. At work I have received a mobile phone which was used previously by another employee who has since left. The problem is that the employee has registered this number all over the world and back again. I receive...
  9. Jamie McKane

    If you want to stop pizza SMS adverts, you will have to pay

    If you want to stop pizza SMS adverts, you will have to pay If you receive an SMS advert from a pizza joint, should you have to pay to reply "Stop" and opt out? And if you do decide to reply "Stop", how long should you have to reply before your opt-out is no longer valid?
  10. G

    Vodacom Requesting Roaming Customer Abroad to Re-RICA Vodacom number

    I am a Vodacom Prepaid customer currently abroad and using my Vodacom number on International Roaming. My number is RICA'd, and everything seemed peachy until this morning when I received this SMS from Vodacom (copy & paste): "Dear Valued Customer, to comply with RICA legislation please...
  11. centurionguy

    Restricted SMS

    I am trying to send the following SMS from my Vodacom number to another Vodacom number #809# but it won't deliver. #test# works OK but it seems that any digits between hashtags is being restricted. Does anyone know why?
  12. Peaching

    Vodacom number not receiving SMS

    On the 28th of may, my boss' SIM card just stopped receiving SMS messages. We've tried all the things you'd, expect, changing the SMS centre numbers, didn't help, We did a SIM swap to a new Vodacom sim, didn't help, and we tried other sim cards in his phone, and it receives SMS just fine, and...
  13. B

    Vodacom - setting up voicemail from abroad, or receiving SMS online (no roaming)

    So I am in a country on the (African) continent where there's no roaming on my Vodacom prepaid number. As luck would have it, my "normal" cell phone screen replacement went wrong just before i left the country, so I am forced to use a spare/replacement phone. This means, of course, that I...
  14. L

    Weird upgrade SMS received from MTN

    Hey guys, have any of you received any upgrade SMS's from MTN today? I received the following SMS's today on both my phone numbers on MTN this morning at around 9:15: "Your MTN application for an Upgrade has been approved and upgraded." "Y'ello, your payment details have been updated as...
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    You should not pay for an opt-out SMS, but you are

    You should not pay for an opt-out SMS, but you are Corporates continue to charge South African consumers for opt-out SMS messages, and the main reason is that they are too stingy to foot the bill.
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    SMS to be banned as two-factor authentication system in the US

    SMS to be banned as two-factor authentication system in the US The United States will soon ban SMS as a way to implement two-factor authentication.
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    How South Africans are tricked into signing up for R7-per-day SMS services

    How South Africans are tricked into signing up for R7-per-day SMS services A WASP has received a R200,000 fine and a 4-week suspension for not following the rules of an SMS promotion – here is the system it used.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    How to fight back against SMS spammers and sales agents

    How to fight back against SMS spammers and sales agents If you are tired of receiving unsolicited calls from sales agents, or get a lot of SMS spam, there are ways for you to fight back.
  19. W

    Lost text (sms: messages from overseas

    Hi, I'm having what I think is a "porting" problem. I've recently returned to Cape Town from a job in Australia. I got a CellC starter pack, and used that for 3 weeks, but found the signal wasn't strong in the area I've rented a room. After asking the folk who live there, I decided to port...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    If SMS was priced like data, a message would cost 0.03c

    If SMS was priced like data, a message would cost 0.03c SMS messages would cost a fraction of a cent if mobile operators priced text messaging like mobile data.
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