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Vodacom has brought back Power Hour which will offer customers one hour of talk time for R10 from 10 January to 28 February 2013. Prepaid customers who purchase a Power Hour bundle for R10 a day will receive one hour of talk time to call Vodacom customers. The bundle can be purchased between 6am and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Vodacom has appointed Rene Meza as Managing Director for Vodacom Tanzania.
Currently MD of Bharti Airtel’s Kenya operations, Rene brings over 12 years international experience in telecommunications across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Speaking about the appointment, Vodacom’s CEO for international operations, Johan Dennelind, welcomed the appointment.
“We’re very excited to have Rene joining the team. He brings a wide range of experience from emerging markets as diverse as Paraguay, Pakistan and Kenya. He was also previously CEO for Millicom’s (Tigo) operations in Tanzania which means that he’ll be up and running in this new role very quickly.”
Vodacom has announced that its new mobile applications store will go live on 1 September, saying the move will change the mobile application ecosystem and develop local talent and revenue opportunities. The Vodacom Apps store will feature a catalogue of over 140 000 applications powered by Appia – an open application marketplace. “The launch of [...]