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BlackBerry revealed the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone, which is set to launch in South Africa during mid July 2014. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers. The device has the recommended selling price of R2 999 and will also be available on the Vodacom Smart S plan...
Computer hardware manufacturer, Fujitsu Limited, has announced plans to host the Fujitsu Mobile Phone Design Award 2009, a design contest aimed at enhancing state of the art mobile phone designs. The awards will be open to public participation. Through the contest organizers aim to find mobile designs that meet...
On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Vodacom announced that it will be changing its customer care contact numbers to comply with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Number Plan Regulations, 24 March 2016, Government Gazette Number 39861. The numbering plan regulations and standardisation of certain short codes is...
Gilat Satcom, a provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced that its CEO, Dan Zajicek, has been appointed to the board of WIOCC. Gilat Satcom Nigeria, a subsidiary of Gilat Satcom, was a founding shareholder in WIOCC, and it has always held a...
Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January 2017. The number...
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3...
MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush Hour Voice bundle,...
MTN prepaid and TopUp customers who use a minimum of R6 per day on either voice, internet surfing, will be rewarded with an additional R60 on-net airtime from Saturday, 21 June 2014 until Monday, 30 June 2014. "MTN understands that customers want to keep in touch with family and friends. This is another exciting way we are giving back to our customers. MTN is conscious that affordability...
Nashua Mobile announced on Monday that the company will be shutting its doors in South Africa as a third-party mobile operator, and that their existing subscriber base will be sold off to mobile operators MTN and Vodacom. “Nashua Mobile has not renewed its agreements on the terms on which it...
MTN South Africa has introduced a new WoW promotion for Prepaid and TopUp customers that gives them anything from R50 to R170 additional value when making calls, sending SMSs and using data. The promotion is structured according to different tiers where the customer will get bonus airtime and data to...
As part of its efforts to revolutionize the telecommunications industry and bridge the digital divide, MTN SA has launched its own affordable, simple and high performance Android smartphone for students, businesses and customers looking to take full advantage of the digital world. The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5...
Airtel Nigeria has introduced an international call rate bundle offer worth N8.33 (about US $0.056) per minute to any of the listed destinations. The International call bundle offer is structured into three categories: N500 (about US $3.14), N200 (about US $1.25) and N100 (about US $0.62). It is applicable only...
In South Africa, Telkom Mobile today announced the launch of SIM-SONKE pre-paid tariff. The product is designed as a low-tariff offering for improved access to mobile connectivity for those living in high-density communities in urban areas. SIM-SONKE, a per second prepaid tariff plan available exclusively on the Telkom Mobile Network....
MTN South Africa has launched LTE pay as you go SIM cards for its prepaid customers. The move has been designed to give customers access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition television, and video conferencing. According to MTN,...
MTN South Africa has announced the availability of new bite sized internet bundles, designed to give consumers quick access to the internet for 3 months. "MTN is very excited about these new on the go bundles as we are continuously innovating and finding new ways of providing our data customers...
Vodacom customers can now buy airtime, data bundles and SMS bundles using their debit, cheque or credit cards via their mobile phones. Customers who bank with Absa, Standard Bank and Nedbank will be able to use this service to buy Vodacom Prepaid or Top Up airtime for themselves or for...
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