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  1. Jamie McKane

    What Vodacom and MTN spend on their infrastructure per subscriber

    What Vodacom and MTN spend on their infrastructure per subscriber Vodacom and MTN spend far more on their networks in South Africa than elsewhere on the continent, which is why we enjoy world-class mobile services. This is one of the factors which is often overlooked when people compare mobile...
  2. Jamie McKane

    How much spectrum Vodacom and MTN have in different countries

    How much spectrum Vodacom and MTN have in different countries The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is planning to auction 4G and 5G radio frequency spectrum this year. In its Invitation to Apply (ITA), ICASA said spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 2,600MHz, and...
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    Moving to a new Area, OpenServe or Vodacom?

    I currently have an account with CoolIdeas + Vumatel with a 20/2 line, (never needed anything better, but anything less usually gets me on the bad side of the family). The new area does not have Vumatel but it has OpenServe and Vodacom. I heard of OpenServe, but I am not familiar with Vodacom...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom tower switched off due to unpaid electricity bills

    Vodacom tower switched off due to unpaid electricity bills Vodacom customers in the Free State farming town of Frankfort were left without cellular connectivity for several days after the operator's tower in the area was turned off. A resident of the neighbouring town of Reitz contacted...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom and MTN LBS whistle-blower targeted in drive-by shooting

    Vodacom and MTN LBS whistle-blower targeted in drive-by shooting Bradley Goldblatt, the person who alerted police that location-based services (LBS) were used to track Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear’s phone, was targeted in a drive-by shooting. Kinnear, who was a section commander in an...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom network downtime explained

    Vodacom network downtime explained Vodacom said network element faults which caused abnormal retransmits were to blame for network problems this month. Vodacom experienced network problems on Friday 13 November and Monday 23 November which left many subscribers without data services.
  7. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom spent R1 billion on batteries in the last 6 months

    Vodacom spent R1 billion on batteries in the last 6 months Over the last six months, Vodacom spent R1 billion on batteries to ensure its network stayed up during load-shedding. Speaking to The Money Show, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said the power outages this year forced them to increase their...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom is turning into one of South Africa's biggest fibre players

    Vodacom is turning into one of South Africa's biggest fibre players Vodacom is becoming one of South Africa’s biggest fibre-to-the-business (FTTB) and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) players in South Africa. This was revealed in the company’s interim results for the six months ended 30 September...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom releases excellent results

    Vodacom releases excellent results Vodacom has released its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2020, which showed a big increase in revenue and operating profit. Vodacom’s revenue was up 7.8% to R47.8 billion while operating profit for the previous increased 12.3% to R14.5...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom launches new Black Friday specials

    Vodacom launches new Black Friday specials Vodacom has unveiled new Black Friday specials with price cuts of up to 75% on smartphone and data contracts. These deals are available until 1 December 2020 and are subject to stock availability, Vodacom said.
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    Vodacom Blacklists Phones

    Vodacom recently blacklisted my phone across all providers in the country. I am on prepaid, and have been using the phone FOR YEARS. On logging a case - I was informed there was outstanding balance to pay - but they could not give me amount, bill, invoice or any details. Closed case and refused...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom and MTN launch investigations into illegal phone tracking

    Vodacom and MTN launch investigations into illegal phone tracking Vodacom and MTN have launched investigations into the potential abuse of their location-based services by third-party Wireless Application Service Providers (WASPs). This follows reports that cellular location-based services...
  13. KrispyRen

    Cannot receive calls. Vodacom Contract

    Since 20 October 2020 I cannot receive any calls. Whenever someone phones me it goes straight to voicemail. I called the helpdesk (082 135) more than twenty times over the last 7 days but no one seems to know whats going on. I've even tried cancelling my contract but that was also unsuccessful...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Why MTN is crucial to keeping Vodacom in check

    Why MTN is crucial to keeping Vodacom in check MTN has outlined the state of the mobile operator market in South Africa during ICASA's public hearings on the Mobile Mobile Broadband Services Inquiry discussion document. In its presentation, MTN showed why its presence is so crucial to ensuring...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The case which could crush Rain, but will most likely not

    The case which could crush Rain, but will most likely not Rain’s future is at risk if the Competition Tribunal agrees with a recent Telkom complaint that spectrum arrangements between Vodacom and Rain constitute a merger. The spectrum arrangements which Telkom is referring to relate to a 2016...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Tests prove that Vodacom disappearing airtime is real

    Tests prove that Vodacom disappearing airtime is real MyBroadband conducted a series of tests which revealed that the airtime balance steady declined on Vodacom even when mobile data was off. The last round of tests found that when four identical smartphones - each with a SIM from a different...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Disappearing airtime on Vodacom and Cell C

    Disappearing airtime on Vodacom and Cell C The results of our latest disappearing airtime test show that when connected to Wi-Fi under identical conditions, Vodacom and Cell C SIMs were charged for out-of-bundle data while MTN and Telkom SIMs were not. To find out whether "disappearing...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom in discussions with Remgro over potential CIVH acquisition

    Vodacom in discussions with Remgro over potential CIVH acquisition Vodacom is in discussion with Remgro to acquire Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH), which owns Vumatel and DFA. This is feedback from well-placed sources who told MyBroadband Vodacom’s interest in Vumatel did not die...
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    Anybody successfully converted a SIM to an eSIM yet? What's your experience?

    Anybody successfully converted a SIM to an eSIM yet? What's your experience?
  20. Jamie McKane

    Major development in Vodacom fraud and airtime theft investigation

    Major development in Vodacom fraud and airtime theft investigation One of Vodacom’s main partners, Mondia Media, has been suspended for airtime theft but continues to do business with the mobile operator. Mondia Media is a content service provider which offers a “host of products for companies...
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