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  1. Chris

    MTN and Vodacom cut prepaid mobile data prices - save 40% on 1GB

    MTN and Vodacom cut prepaid mobile data prices - save 40% on 1GB It has been just over a year since Vodacom and MTN reached an agreement with the Competition Commission to significantly reduce the price of mobile data in South Africa. Vodacom agreed to drop its monthly data prices across the...
  2. Chris

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans Fraudsters are using social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to target South African telecoms clients looking for support and steal money from them. Consumer activist Wendy Knowler told The Money Show’s...
  3. Chris

    M-Pesa announces new managing director

    M-Pesa announces new managing director Sitoyo Lopokoiyit has been appointed as managing director at M-Pesa Africa, effective 1 April 2021. Lopokoiyit is a mobile financial services expert who has directly managed mobile money in two of the largest markets in the world – Kenya and Tanzania...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Samsung Galaxy A32 - Vodacom contract prices

    Samsung Galaxy A32 - Vodacom contract prices Samsung recently launched its new Galaxy A32 smartphone in South Africa, offering flagship-like features in an affordable and modern product. The smartphone is available in two versions - LTE and 5G - and includes an impressive array of hardware...
  5. JRJakkals

    Vodacom 4GDongle \Fibre blocks L2TP VPN

    Hi Everybody Today I had a strange problem. I tried to connect to my clients VPN server on the Vodacom network using a 4G Dongle and Vodacom Fibre network, but it doesnt want to connect. Then I tested on MTN Dongle and Fixed LTE and it works and connects 100% I can understand the Vodacom Fibre...
  6. J

    Alternatives to FreeMe 20gb

    Hi all I got the FreeMe 20gb when it was on the "big deal" back in April 2019, and it is now coming to the end of the 24 months. I have subsequently learned that the 20gb option is gone, and replaced with a 28gb which is a higher price, but lower value in terms of the gb/minutes received. I am...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is Rain’s plan to make money

    This is Rain’s plan to make money Rain is far more than an extension of Vodacom and a big part of the company’s valuation comes from the future growth potential of its 4G and 5G products. This is feedback from African Rainbow Capital (ARC) co-CEO Johan van Zyl, who was answering questions about...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Mobile subscriber numbers compared – Vodacom versus MTN

    Mobile subscriber numbers compared – Vodacom versus MTN MTN recently published its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020, showing steady subscriber growth in South Africa. The mobile network remains a top-two operator and is well ahead of Telkom and Cell C. It falls behind...
  9. Chris

    MTN and Vodacom in crossfire of African Internet shutdowns

    MTN and Vodacom in crossfire of African Internet shutdowns Uganda’s shutdown of social-media sites in January, right before a disputed election handed President Yoweri Museveni a sixth term, dealt a devastating blow to rice trader Elizabeth Nagunda: Her sales slowed to a near-halt. “Before I...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom unveils the Curve smart tracking tag

    Vodacom unveils the Curve smart tracking tag Vodacom has unveiled its new Curve smart tracker, a multi-purpose tracking tag that can be used to monitor the location of a variety of objects. The product is the first smart device released under Vodacom’s new “Designed and Connected by Vodacom”...
  11. F

    Activation only between 8am and 1pm .... not on week-end or public holidays

    I know nothing can be done, but it is a little frustrating dealing with cool ideas... I have been with them for a couple of years, then I moved to a Vodacom Area, the line was installed yesterday morning, (well, as I told them, the line was there all along, I paid R1500 for the little Nokia...
  12. T

    Why can't I remove my banking details from rain.

    I've been using the month to month 4g package. I canceled in Feb. 1st of March I was still debited. On the site it shows next payment date 1st April. I have been trying to get hold of them. How do I remove my banking details. I was under the impression. That you pay for the month ahead. Reading...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom and Google partner to hand out hundreds of free smartphones

    Vodacom and Google partner to hand out hundreds of free smartphones Vodacom has announced a partnership with Google South Africa which will see the operator give away hundreds of Android smartphones. These smartphones will be provided to residents living in eleven remote villages across the...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom subscribers complain about connectivity problems

    Vodacom subscribers complain about connectivity problems In the past few weeks, several Vodacom subscribers have taken to social media to complain about having bad reception, dropped calls, or no signal at all. Customers have complained from all over the country, and have said that they are...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Strong growth for Vodacom fibre business

    Strong growth for Vodacom fibre business Vodacom has published its trading update for the quarter ended 31 December 2020, showing strong growth in its fibre business. Group service revenue increased by 4.2% over the period, with South African service revenue increasing by 5.4%.
  16. S

    Samsung S21 Poor Battery

    I have had the S21 Ultra for 10 days from 21 January 2021. Since then I have been unable to achieve more than 2hr30min screen on time. I have tried resetting, limiting all background usage, turning off all my networks but nothing has worked. Even taking the phone back to Vodacom the lady said...
  17. J

    Is using an unrestricted APN on a moblie phone hotspot safe?

    I want to get an unristricted APN for my Vodacom sim to have an open Nat type to improve my gaming experience on PS4. Is an unristricted APN safe?
  18. C

    Pathetic service from vodacom fibre

    So the internet light on my Vodafone router started flashing on Wednesday I called through to the call center and logged a service request . I was told by the consultant Ismail that the router settings was no where to be found and the router needed to be configured. On Thursday at 10am I...
  19. M

    Vodacom number has call divert from shared rate 086 number that I didn't set up

    Someone called an unknown (to me) 086 shared rate number that they found somewhere on the internet presumably, and it was diverted to my Vodacom number. I never set up any call diverts on the number, but it is used for business, e.g. Google My Business, Google Ads campaigns, website and...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom eSIM works on iPhone, but users are advised not to use it

    Vodacom eSIM works on iPhone, but users are advised not to use it Vodacom has warned its customers against activating embedded SIM (eSIM) functionality on smartphones using its network. The feature allows users to link a mobile phone number from their carrier to a smartphone or smart device...
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