Telkom has announced that elements of the market, which had been serviced and marketed to under the 8ta brand, will soon be served under the Telkom Mobile brand. 8ta will not be discontinued, but will be repositioned into specific market segments. This will support the group-wide convergence strategy and drive greater alignment. According to Telkom, the [...]
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is busy making a play for the business market with a host of enterprise-level features that the company says will slot in seamlessly with most business IT infrastructures. The company is also positioning itself strongly with corporate IT departments by providing device management capabilities and additional capabilities to meet the security needs of [...]
With mobile penetration in South Africa already well over 100%, an increasing number of enterprises are turning to this medium as a means of communicating with their customer bases. Mobile communications tools like SMS represent an immediate, personal and cost-effective mechanism through which to reach customers, allowing large organisations to send anything from account updates [...]
This app is based on customer need for convenience, says MTN. MTN has introduced a new application – MTNza KeyPad – that allows users to check their airtime balance, buy internet bundles and recharge with airtime. In addition, the app also allows users to purchase other MTN Internet services. This app is based on customer need [...]
Vodacom says SIM swap fraud attempts are on the increase. According to the operator, fraudsters who engage in SIM swap fraud are posing as cellphone company representatives to try and trick unsuspecting customers who end up being victims of internet banking fraud. SIM swap fraud is a technique used by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting internet [...]
Over 10 000 grade 12 maths and science learners have taken advantage of the revision sessions that are currently taking place nationwide hosted by 8·ta. South Africa’s fourth mobile operator launched the maths and science initiative, Educ8, to help disadvantaged grade 12 learners to better prepare for their final year examinations in October. With only five [...]
Cell C is the latest operator to slash prices as competition heats up.
Following broadband price cuts by rivals 8ta, Vodacom and MTN – mobile operator, Cell C has now introduced offerings from 3c per MB.
The mobile operator unveiled 10GB and 20GB bundled broadband packages for the local market.
Yesterday, Vodacom announced revisions to its data services structure and pricing. The operator revealed that customers would pay 7 cents per MB for data consumption and get double their data for free with Night Owl.
FNB has introduced a banking application for smartphones and tablet computer devices – a first in South Africa. The banking app – FNB’s latest mobile digital channel – combines the benefits of banking with the power of a smartphone or tablet computer device to deliver a unique user experience that only an app can offer. [...]
Government has welcomed the final number of RICA registrations – but warned that anyone who violates the Act will be prosecuted.
Speaking during a briefing earlier this morning, the Department of Communications (DOC) and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) welcomed final registrations for the Regulation of Interception and Communications Act (RICA).
On 30 June, Cell C reported it had registered 99.99% of contract customers, while 97% of prepaid subscribers were registered. MTN had 99.5% of contract subscribers registered and 97% of prepaid subscribers had complied.
Vodacom recorded 98.98% contract subscriber registrations and 95.2% of prepaid subscribers had complied.
With only a few hours to go until the RICA deadline, the Department of Communications (DOC) has urged those who have yet to register their Sim cards, to do so today. With millions still to be registered, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (RICA) campaign will come to an end at midnight tonight. “Failure [...]