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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 other mobile phone users. This [...]
Vodacom has introduced roaming savings for customers travelling to 6 African countries where Vodacom and Vodafone operate. These countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania. The operator has introduced flat rates which have resulted in roaming data rates being reduced from R17.50/MB to only R5/MB. In addition, roaming customers [...]
Vodacom has gone live with a new tool to tackle the longstanding issue of scam SMSs. By adding a specialised new tab on its Facebook page, Vodacom aims to harness the popularity of this social networking site to quickly and easily spread the word when new scams surface. Located on the Vodacom Facebook page, the [...]
Vodacom will deploy a double-opt in solution for its customers – ensuring that those who request WASP services receive a notification which will provide full service details including pricing information and WASP contact details. The technical solution is aimed at improving WASP services. This notification was previously issued by WASPs and now Vodacom has taken [...]
Vodacom has unveiled improved packages for its contract customers as the festive season kicks off. The mobile operator is offering customers signing any new 24 month data contract, the first three months’ subscription free. In addition, Broadband Standard MyMeg500 24 month contracts signed in December 2011 will be available for R99 per month; while 20GB + [...]
Gateway Business recently unveiled its new brand to key customers, staff, regulators and other strategic partners in Johannesburg, Lagos Nigeria, Nairobi Kenya, Douala Cameroon, Abidjan Cote d’ Ivoire and Freetown Sierra Leone. Going forward the business will operate under the Vodacom Business brand, completing the integration into its shareholders, the Vodacom Group, and aligning its [...]
Vodacom has announced a promotion which will see data costs for prepaid and Top Up customers reduced by 87%. According to the mobile operator, this promotion introduces Vodacom’s lowest per megabyte prepaid mobile data price of 2.4c. The data promotion launches on 7 November 2011 and will continue until 9 January 2012. The price reduction [...]
Vodacom has introduced its Mobile Education Programme, which makes use of mobile technology to provide teachers throughout SA with access to quality instruction resources and ICT.
The initiative is a nationwide teacher development programme aimed at improving the quality of instruction in all subjects, especially mathematics and physical science.
The Vodacom Mobile Education Programme is rolled out in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Microsoft, Cisco and Mindset Learn.
The Vodacom Apps store has reached 100 000 downloads in its first month, and the company is now launching a program to support local talent in applications development.
Through the introduction of the Vodacom Developer Program, the mobile operator now aims to create an environment of collaboration and innovation amongst the local developer community.
The program will launch in Johannesburg on 7 October 2011.
Vodacom has introduced a new security feature that will help protect its customers from cellphone fraud by automatically locking their SIM card, if any irregular call activity is detected. The mobile operator has been experiencing an increase in the number of fraud incidences that were due to International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF). In this type [...]