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    Any idea what's going on here?

    Right next to Telkom tower - Prepaid Telkom bundle on tablet - 40GB Vodacom bundle on wifi - Get mostly full 3G Vodacom signal and sometimes even some 4G with relative stable and good internet access. Recently over weekends the Vodacom signal barely reach 1 bar EDGE but sometimes even with 3...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom's epic new 20GB and 40GB data deals

    Vodacom's epic new 20GB and 40GB data deals Vodacom has launched two new mobile data deals – 20GB for R149 and 40GB for R199 – aimed at high-end data users. These two deals offer a significant discount on the usual prices for 20GB and 40GB mobile data bundles and are likely a response to MTN’s...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom partners with BlackFog to provide new cybersecurity solutions

    Vodacom partners with BlackFog to provide new cybersecurity solutions Vodacom Business announced that it has partnered with BlackFog to provide a new cybersecurity and privacy solution to customers. "BlackFog is an on-device solution that blocks outbound data in real-time, preventing...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom and MTN's shady practices are going to come back to bite them

    Vodacom and MTN's shady practices are going to come back to bite them South Africa’s mobile networks, and Vodacom and MTN in particular, could be among the most disliked companies in the country at the moment. Cellphone services have become an essential utility around the world, and in South...
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    Telkom Vodacom 65505 roaming disaster

    How can we make the engineers aware that this is a very bad solution. The way this new Vodacom partnership is setup is that it's roaming but it's deceptively set as a home network meaning unlike before when you manually choose a network search it won't lock on to one because both are home...
  6. Jamie McKane

    It will be a travesty if we don't get 5G spectrum soon - Vodacom CEO

    It will be a travesty if we don't get 5G spectrum soon - Vodacom CEO Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub stressed the need for spectrum allocation in South Africa, arguing that it is necessary for the digital evolution of the country. Speaking in an interview with MyBroadband, Joosub said that...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom's R2 billion in price cuts to consumers

    Vodacom's R2 billion in price cuts to consumers Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said the company has cut the price of data by 37% over the past year, and this trend will continue in future. The company’s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019 showed that customer revenue in South Africa...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom to evaluate monthly data bundle prices - CEO

    Vodacom to evaluate monthly data bundle prices - CEO Vodacom has published its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019, which showed subdued mobile data revenue growth in South Africa. Speaking at the company's results presentation at Vodacom World in Midrand, Gauteng, Vodacom CEO...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Roaming on Rain is hurting Vodacom's profit

    Roaming on Rain is hurting Vodacom's profit Vodacom released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019 which showed that its service revenue in South Africa increased 2.1% to R55.7 billion. The company’s data revenue in South Africa grew by 3.9% to R24.3 billion and now...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom acquiring IoT.nxt

    Vodacom acquiring IoT.nxt Vodacom is in the process of acquiring IoT.nxt, a development company that delivers software and hardware solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT.nxt was founded by Nico Steyn in 2015 and quickly grew to become a leading provider of IoT solutions in South Africa.
  11. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom invests R9.6 billion in its network and IT

    Vodacom invests R9.6 billion in its network and IT Vodacom released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019, which revealed that the company increased its capital expenditure in South Africa to R9.6 billion. “Our capital expenditure of R9.6 billion was utilised to drive our...
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    Good old Vodacom #$@% up

    Good old Vodacom... Two weeks ago we off my gf went to go and upgrade 2 Vodacom contract in, the old skool way, in a Vodacom shop. Extremely helpful shop assistant sorted everything (or so it was thought) and told her to wait 8 hours and then the service will be up and running. 8 hours later...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa – MTN vs Vodacom

    Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa – MTN vs Vodacom MTN has published its quarterly trading update for the period ended 31 March 2019, outlining its subscriber number changes since the beginning of 2019. The mobile operator saw a service revenue increase of 5.6% year-over-year in South...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom and MTN profit margins - Here is the truth

    Vodacom and MTN profit margins - Here is the truth The Competition Commission recently released its Data Services Market Inquiry report, which found that South African data prices are high – particularly for mobile prepaid data. It also found that Vodacom and MTN charge higher prices in South...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom CEO's advice to fix South Africa

    Vodacom CEO's advice to fix South Africa South African business leaders are in harmony on what the country needs after this week’s elections. Reinvigorating the economy leads the agenda of what Cyril Ramaphosa, the favorite to retain the presidency, must tackle once taking office.
  16. Jamie McKane

    Big blow to Vodacom

    Big blow to Vodacom The Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled against Vodacom for not clearly stating that its best network claims are not based on objective network quality tests. To fully understand the reason and impact of this ruling, we have to look at what happened over the past few years.
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    Endless hassle with Vodacom re WiFi Calling/VoLTE

    Hi A couple weeks ago my account was mistakenly suspended by Vodacom due to unusual billing activity - I was racking up a larger than average bill as my wife was voting for my daughter for a pay-per-SMS competition When I called the 135 helpdesk, the agents pointed me to billing, who confirmed...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom criticises Competition Commission data price report

    Vodacom criticises Competition Commission data price report Vodacom has announced its intention to review the provisional data price report published by the Competition Commission. The mobile operator said that it will meet the 14 June deadline for making further submissions and comments on...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom's best data deal ever - 90GB for R299

    Vodacom's best data deal ever - 90GB for R299 Vodacom launched its best-ever data deal on 5 April – 30GB anytime data, 30GB bonus anytime data, and 30GB after-hours data (12am – 5am) for R299 per month. This promotion is available on a 24-month contract and includes a R10,000 Top Dog...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom pays R32-million settlement to free Tanzania employees

    Vodacom pays R32-million settlement to free Tanzania employees Vodacom Group Ltd.’s Tanzanian unit said it paid a settlement of 5.3 billion shillings ($2.3 million) for the release of five employees charged with depriving the government of revenue. The state said it didn’t receive more than 11...
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