SA mobile networks are being targeted by vandals

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN have warned that South Africans may suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers. Thieves have targeted cellphone base stations to steal expensive batteries and diesel fuel used to power the mobile network infrastructure – especially during rolling blackouts. Eskom announced an[…]

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Government to help ensure reduction of data prices: Patel

Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel says government is prepared to do what is necessary to help ensure the reduction of data prices in the country. On Monday, the Competition Commission released its data services market inquiry findings – including that data prices in South Africa are excessive and anti-poor. The Commission[…]

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Vodacom, MTN and Rain are preparing for e-SIM cards in SA

South Africa’s two largest cellular network providers Vodacom and MTN, and newcomer Rain, plan to accommodate eSIM-cards by 2020. An eSIM-card is built into a smartphone and needs to be activated by a mobile network to be operational. Like a traditional SIM-card, it allows users access to mobile networks to[…]

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Vodacom Shutdown Movement to go ahead with protest

The #VodacomShutdown movement is expected to protest outside the mobile giant’s headquarters on Thursday. Consumers are unhappy over Vodacom’s handling of the “Please Call Me” matter. Activists from the Vodacom Shutdown Movement are demanding the mobile operator pay former employee Nkosana Makate for his invention. Angry consumers have taken to[…]

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Vodacom compensates affected customers with 500MB bundle

Following a barrage of complaints, Vodacom has agreed to grant affected customers a 500MG bundle free “over and above the airtime and data refunds processed by the company.” In a statement released on Wednesday, the operator says that the system error was caused by a configuration change on Vodacom’s prepaid[…]

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