1. M

    Process for porting Telkom landline number to ISP VoIP

    I would like to port my Telkom landline number to Afrihost VoIP. The problem is, I am not sure what the process is, and whether I need to cancel my account with Telkom, or whether Afrihost will handle that for me. Afrihost's help pages unfortunately don't go into that much detail. Their...
  2. Jan

    WOAN set up for failure - unless government stops interfering

    WOAN set to fail — but there is one way to make it work The South African government’s ambitious plan to launch a wireless open-access network (WOAN) is doomed to failure unless it allows a company that knows what it’s doing to operate it. Government’s intentions behind the WOAN are ostensibly...
  3. K

    Telkom billing not working

    It gives me an error. User barred from service It's a new sim
  4. Jan

    Incredible rise of incoming Telkom CEO Serame Taukobong

    Serame Taukobong's incredible rise to the top Telkom recently announced the appointment of Serame Taukobong as Group CEO designate, confirming that he will take the reins from Sipho Maseko when he steps down in June 2022. Taukobong is one of South Africa’s most respected telecommunications...
  5. Jan

    Telkom's strategy to compete with Vodacom and MTN - "when they go low, we go high"

    Telkom price plan — "when they go low, we go high" Telkom’s new CEO-designate, Serame Taukobong, said that instead of engaging in a price war, they prefer to add more value to remain competitive. Telkom recently announced that Taukobong would take over from Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko when he...
  6. IcuInDaIcu

    Does the Telkom unrestricted APN work for gaming?

    Hello. This is my first post. I was wondering if anyone here has successfully used Telkom's unrestricted APN for gaming. I'm trying to get SWTOR (an MMO) running on my pc and I've opened the necessary ports on my router through port forwarding (they are open according to a port checking app I...
  7. Jan

    Openserve fibre surpasses ADSL - Telkom quarterly trading update for 30 June 2021

    Telkom fibre overtakes ADSL Telkom has reached an inflection point where the number of homes connected with fibre surpassed the number of homes connected with copper. Tekom revealed this information in its trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2021.
  8. Jan

    Mobile data growth - Telkom quarterly trading update at 30 June 2021

    Big Telkom Mobile data growth Telkom has issued its quarterly trading update for the April-June 2021 period, showing substantial growth in mobile customers and mobile data revenue. “Telkom published a solid set of results for the first quarter of the year in a challenging trading and economic...
  9. Ivan Leon

    TELKOM Customer Reward?

    I received an email from '' on 28 July with the following subject line & body text: Subject: Dear 'SUBSCRIBER NAME', congratulations! You’ve been selected for a Telkom customer reward valued at R1 149! Dear 'SUBSCRIBER NAME', We know all too well the frustration of...
  10. Jan

    Telegram added to Telkom FreeMe data allocations

    Telkom FreeMe gets Telegram data Telkom has added messaging platform Telegram to its FreeMe postpaid plans and prepaid bundles. The operator said it had observed keen interest and sizeable uptake to this platform by a significant portion of its customers since the start of 2021, as many sought...
  11. Jan

    No criminal charges, no money recovered in wasteful R500 million Telkom-Vblock data storage contract

    R500 million wasted in dodgy Telkom data storage contract No criminal charges were laid against the Gauteng health department officials involved in awarding a wasteful data storage contract to Telkom, which cost half a billion rand. Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi revealed this in...
  12. Jan

    Telkom eSIM support launching in August

    Telkom eSIM launch date revealed Telkom has revealed it will launch eSIM support for smartphones on its network next month. “We will officially launch eSIM support for handsets during the month of August 2021,” the operator told MyBroadband.
  13. T

    How to remotely access Telkom voicemail

    I can't seem to get an answer from Telkom .. how do i check my Telkom voicemail from a different number? All their scripted answers are based on checking voicemail for a number from the same phone: "dial 181 from the phone". But what if I don't have the phone with me? Example 1: When I get to...
  14. 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...
  15. Jan

    Sipho Maseko scores big Telkom payday

    Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko's big payday Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko received more than R35.4 million in remuneration in the 2021 financial year, according to Telkom's latest integrated report. This is an increase of around R13.62 million — or 62% — compared to 2020 when Maseko was paid a total of...
  16. G

    Telkom line about to break

    Good day, i have a neighbour whom doesnt take care of his Yard. There is a telkom line running along our wall but his tree has over grown so much that the line is taught and about to snap. I have tried multiple times to get hold of this neighbour but my calls get ignored and when i try get hold...
  17. Jan

    Major improvement in Telkom's mobile network

    Telkom's major improvement in the race for best network Telkom has improved its mobile network over the last 12 months and is catching up to its competitors in its bid to become the best network in South Africa. Telkom placed third in the MyBroadband Insights Mobile Network Report over the...
  18. Jan

    Vumatel and DFA now have a higher valuation than Telkom's market cap

    Vumatel and DFA now more valuable than Telkom Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH), which owns Vumatel and DFA, is valued at R23.2 billion — higher than Telkom’s market cap of R22.3 billion. Remgro revealed this valuation in its recent announcement about a CIVH rights offer in which...
  19. Jan

    Telkom must pay staff R5 million on back-dated salary increases - Solidarity

    Telkom owes employees R5 million Solidarity has won an arbitration award against Telkom related to the interpretation of salary increases for employees due from April 2017. This comes after Solidarity had agreed with Telkom in 2016 to give a 6% salary increase to staff that would take effect...
  20. Jan

    Looters damaged BCX warehouse - Telkom

    Telkom stores and BCX warehouse damaged in looting Telkom said that damage to warehouses in Durban harbour, including the BCX warehouse, is likely to negatively impact delivery times of hardware. "We request patience as we manage the impact of these incidents on the supply chain," the network...