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Best Smartphone Photography Destinations in Durban
22 Sep 17
5 Best Smartphone Photography Destinations in Durban This laid back and culturally diverse city will not disappoint with the amount of photo worthy opportunities. Durban has a lot to offer, from its many beautiful beaches, to the city itself. Get your shorts, slops and smartphones ready to take on the city and capture some incredible shots. uShaka Marine World Home to the fifth larg...



Best Smartphone Photography Destinations in Johannesburg
21 Sep 17
5 Best Smartphone Photography Destinations: Johannesburg Johannesburg, The City of Gold, or Jozi, as it is affectionately known is a beautiful place and has some hidden treasures perfect for smartphone photographers. Great urban spots and some that are off the beaten path will excite and satisfy, as you capture moments in this bustling city and be well on your way to becoming the best smartph...



Best Smartphone Photography Destinations in Cape Town
20 Sep 17
5 Best Smartphone Photography Destinations in Cape Town South Africa is such a beautiful place that we couldn’t decide on where would be the best smartphone photography destinations, so we thought we’d split it by city. Up first is the Mother City. Truly a beautiful place, it was tough, but these are our 5 picks if you want a great place to take some amazing pictures with your smartphone whil...



Best Smartphone Camera Apps for Apple and Samsung
19 Sep 17
The 5 Best Smartphone Camera Apps for Apple and Samsung Ok so you have a Smartphone that has one of the best cameras around, but you want to make sure you get the absolute best images you can. That’s easy, just try one of the apps we’ve found for Samsung and Apple Smartphones. You’ll be well on your way to being the envy of everyone you know with the amazing pictures you’ll soon be taking.&nb...



Become the Best Smartphone Photographer, Ever!
18 Sep 17
How to Become the Best Smartphone Photographer, Ever! Gone are the days of having to carry around a camera. Well not really, since our smart phones come with a camera, talk about an improvement! This means we never have to miss out on capturing those perfect moments or even something interesting that looks like it should be forever immortalized. Sure, smart phone cameras aren’t as great as th...



10 Games and Apps to Help You Pass the Time
14 Sep 17
10 Games and Apps to Help You Pass the TimeYour smartphone is perfect for filling in those spare moments and on a daily basis we all find ourselves with some time to kill or waste, it all depends on you. Whether you’re super productive or super chilled with how you spend your time, we’ve put together a list of time killers that has something for everyone. All the games and apps listed are availabl...



iPhone X: Phil’s Five Favourite Features
13 Sep 17
iPhone X: Phil’s Five Favourite Features Apple has wrapped up the much anticipated launch of the latest additions to its smartphone family and it deserved all the hype that’s been building for the last few months. Officially called the "iPhone X” but pronounced "10”, it represents the biggest redesign for the iPhone ever. The phone is encased in glass and steel, is mostly screen and packed wi...



LG Q6 Review: A Midrange Smartphone with High End Features
11 Sep 17
LG Q6 Review: A Midrange Smartphone with High End FeaturesThe new LG Q6 is unofficially being called the "LG G6 mini” and it’s easy to see why. This new midrange smartphone is ideal for those that want to have a great smartphone experience but don’t want to break the bank. This smartphone comes in 4 colours and looks and feels like it’s a higher end smartphone, so don’t be surprised if your friend...



Apple iPhone: 10 Years Young and Going Strong
08 Sep 17
Apple iPhone: 10 Years Young and Going Strong The upcoming launch of the new iPhone offerings from Apple, 12 September 2017, have most people waiting eagerly with anticipation. There’s good reason for that too, this launch marks 10 years of iPhone launches, with the very first taking place in June 2007. That’s a decade of Apple’s iPhones, so naturally there are big expectations. What’s o...



Samsung Galaxy S8: A Smart Phone Defined By Power
08 Sep 17
Samsung Galaxy S8: A Smart Phone Defined By Power The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is being called one of the best smartphones, in the world, right now. That’s quite the accomplishment and definitely no easy task. The phone is definitely a powerhouse and just a treat to look at. We took a deeper look though and here are some of the features that excited us. General Power One of the first t...



Value Added Services Explained
07 Sep 17
Value Added Services ExplainedPhonefinder wants to be the most helpful service on the internet (at least when it comes to cellular in South Africa), and in an attempt to do that we have partnered with a few Service Providers who offer what we think are amazing Smartphone Value Added Services. VAS FAQ What is a Value-Added Service (VAS)? VAS refers to additional services which are so...



Apple iOS 11: A Big Step, A Giant Leap
06 Sep 17
Apple iOS 11:  A Big Step, A Giant Leap The latest additions to the Apple family are expected to be unveiled on 12 September 2017. That is very exciting to say the least, however, just as exciting has to be the launch of Apple’s new operating system expected the very next day, 13 September 2017. Simply put, even if you won’t be able to get yourself the latest iPhone you will still get to...



Top 5 Apps to Put a Spring into your Spring
05 Sep 17
Phil’s App Picks for Spring: Smart Phone Apps for Your Mind, Body and Home! Spring has sprung and what better way to embrace it than getting your mind, body and home into shape and as fresh as the season itself. Phil has put together a list of his favourite free apps to help you along, so come Summer time you’ll be well ahead of the pack, looking and feeling as good as ever! Phil’s carefully ...



SABC Network Takes a Look at Phonefinder
02 Jun 17
SABC Network: 28 May 2017Network is a technology and social media news programme on SABC 3 (now on channel 404 on DStv).In this episode Lebogang Sejake takes a closer look at Phonefinder, South Africa's leading cell phone contract comparison engine.Phonefinder lists over 1000 cell phone contract deals and allows you to find the perfect smart phone deal within minutes. ...



Phonefinder CEO on SAFM Talk Shop
02 Jun 17
Talk Shop is a thought provoking give-and-take discussions with listeners and experts on news and issues that have or will have an impact on your life.Lance Krom discusses the reason why the need for a cell phone comparison engine in South Africa seemed necessary and talks about the direction in which cell phone contracts are going in South Africa. ...



Gadget Magazine on Phonefinder
12 May 17
Gadget is South Africa’s leading online magazine on consumer technologyAccording to recent stats by Phonefinder.co.za, consumers select their phone contracts based more on the devices themselves than on the contract price."Upwardly mobile consumers, especially those in the emerging middle class want the latest smartphone technology, but many are not yet able to purchase a device outright,” explain...



IT-Online Reveal Which SmartPhone is Winning the Race
10 May 17
Huawei, Samsung lead smartphone boomThe entry level smartphone market has experienced a significant spike since mid-2016, due largely to the affordability of devices that offer advanced features and capabilities.This is according to statistics released by local online cellular contract comparison engine Phonefinder.co.za.Read the full article here ...



Phonefinder.co.za Enables You to Compare More
18 Apr 17
Lifestyle is about choices and Phonefinder.co.za enables you to compare more.Phonefinder.co.za, a local online cellular contract comparison engine, has expended its offering to further help consumers save on their monthly bills.According to Lance Krom, founder and managing director at Phonefinder, the company’s established and successful business model, which leverages its systems that enable cons...



IT Online Looks Inside Phonefinder
17 Apr 17
In our always-on, hyper-connected world of social media, Internet searches and instant messaging, the smartphone is king. Which is why consumers choose their contracts primarily on the device offered. "Upwardly mobile consumers, especially those in the emerging middle class want the latest smartphone technology, but many are not yet able to purchase a device outright,” explains Lance Krom, fo...



Gearburn Catches Up With Phonefinder
17 Apr 17
Human beings love knowing that they have the latest and greatest version of a thing, whether that be a pizza or a smartphone. According to a new report published by PhoneFinder, consumers are turning to contracts to afford the devices that they might not be able to otherwise afford.To find out which Smart Phones compete head to head in South Africa read the full article on Gearburn....



TechFinancials - A Closer Look into the Phonefinder Business Model
17 Apr 17
Lifestyle is About Choices and Phonefinder.co.za Enables you to Compare More.For a limited time only, Phonefinder is giving extra value to anyone who applies for an offering on Phonefinder will now also receive one month of free RoadCover.Phonefinder.co.za, a local online cellular contract comparison engine, has expanded its offering to further help consumers save on their monthly bills.Accor...



KayaFM Bizz Chats to Phonefinder
13 Apr 17
KayaFM Bizz (with, Gugulethu Cele) is Gauteng’s biggest business radio show - and Phonefinder is excited to have taken past in this week's chat "Choosing a cell phone contract".KayaBizz leads the conversation on what is next for the Afropolitan business landscape. The show presents local and international business news, entrepreneurship, as well as corporate and investment banking. Listen...



Phonefinder on AdCom - Tracking Trends in Cellular
07 Apr 17
Cell phone contract trend trackingIn our always-on, hyper-connected world of social media, Internet searches and instant messaging, the smartphone is king. That's why, according to stats released by cell phone contract comparison engine Phonefinder.co.za, consumers choose their contracts primarily on the device offered.Read the full article. Click here. ...



Phonefinder Reveals Startling Stats to Business Times Africa
03 Apr 17
Reports reveal Consumers swayed most by device and priceIn our always-on, hyper-connected world of social media, Internet searches and instant messaging, the smartphone is king. That's why, according to stats released by cell phone contract comparison engine Phonefinder.co.za, consumers choose their contracts primarily on the device offered.Read the full article. Click here ...



SmartData Share Plans by Cell C
09 Mar 17
Surf the Internet Like a Pro with Cell CCell C is pleased to announce the launch of three new promotional products, which will be available from 7 March offering customers and their families unbeatable value. To cater for the growing data needs of families and small businesses, Cell C has enhanced three of its existing SmartData products and combined its Multi-Data Connect service to create t...



Phonefinder is Looking for a Marketing Manager Assistant!
09 Mar 17
Phonefinder is looking for a Marketing Manager Assistant! Phonefinder is an engine that compares phone deals. Our website receives over 7,000 daily visitors - that’s a lot of people comparing and choosing deals... it’s about 20,000 queries per month which are sent off to the Networks! Your role will be to assist the company in helping visitors find their deals faster, to help the company...



Integrated Data offering to be launched by Telkom
08 Mar 17
Integrated Data offering to be launched by Telkom Telkom is set to launch a new Integrated Data product that can added onto a client’s existing Telkom account. "The product allows users to purchase the same amount of data via their current SoftCap data allocation, but specifically use it on a mobile device".Users will also be able to "top up” and receive preferential rates for out-of-bundle d...



CELL C Getting Smart With Data
07 Mar 17
Cell C is launches their SMARTDATA SHARE PLANS on the 7th March. Families and small businesses are big data users so in order to cater for their specific needs Cell C has enhanced three of its existing SmartData products to combine its Multi-Data Connect service to create the SmartData Share Plans. The SmartData plans share a suite of products, and will be available throughout the months of March ...



Kids and Their Phones
05 Mar 17
Kids and their phones - the good the bad and the do’s and don’ts. The cell phone is perhaps one of the best aids to peace of mind when you have young children that are out of the house. The big debate is – when do you get them their first cell phone contract and how do you manage use and expectations? The upside of equipping your kids with a phone is obvious, if your child is out- you ar...



Top Facts About Cell Phones
05 Mar 17
Top Facts About Cell Phones1.Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.In 1983, the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4,000 each. You were a big deal if you owned one of those babies. 2.Kids use their phones in the shower in Japan so most phones are waterproof. 3.Nomophobia is the fear of being without your cel...



How to avoid big fat data bills, at home and on holiday.
01 Mar 17
How to avoid big fat data bills, at home and on holiday. You’ve read the headlines "Family gets hit with R13k data bill” you feel their pain because you too have been on the sharp edge of an unexpected cellphone bill. You cringe as you read about how the family who bought their teen a phone for her birthday and airily declared "don’t worry about data usage – it’s capped”, then after a mega Yo...



Get 1 Month Free RoadCover with Phonefinder
27 Feb 17
Phonefinder is offering the first 5000 signups 1 month free RoadCover Services! How to get 1 month free RoadCover with PhonefinderSimply apply for an offering on PhonefinderThat's it!Valid to the first 5,000 applicants. Terms and Conditions apply as per RoadCover. Please ask your RoadCover service provider who will contact you shortly after submitting your information on Phonefinder.What ...



What Internet Capacity Do You Need To Run Netflix?
06 Feb 17
Ah… Netflix, the arrival has been an exciting turn in television for South Africans, and possibly a cheaper alternative to the somewhat expensive TV services on offer. While most tech-lovers have already made the transition, many still raise the question of whether it is actually more affordable, and what kind of internet data and streaming capacity do you actually need? Luckily for you,...



Time to Upgrade Your Phone Contract and Transfer Information
09 Jan 17
When you’re about to upgrade or get a cell phone contract, it feels like an early birthday present to yourself! If you’ve never opened a contract or upgraded before, it may seem like a whole lot of admin and a lot more stressful than it seems. So if anyone knows what they’re talking about its Phil of www.phonefinder.co.za, and he’s kindly put together a list of things to consider before upgra...



Sticker SIM Cards are Almost Here
05 Jan 17
Meet the Smart-Sticker SIM: The end of SIM cards as we know them This 2017, KnowRoaming, a mobile operator aimed at providing affordable international pre-paid services now plans to launch local smart-sticker SIMS in South Africa for MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom mobile.The revolution of SIM cards will see KnowRoaming working with device manufacturers, so that when consumers purchase a new ...



Festive Season Apps to Get You in the Festive Spirit
12 Dec 16
The Christmas countdown has begun and Rudolph, Dasher and Blitzen are getting their slays ready! Haven’t put up your Christmas tree yet? Or is your floor covered in tinsel already? Either which way, here is our list of fun and festive apps that will get you into the spirit of giving. To keep within budget all the below apps are free. For the top apps to get you fit this season click here...



Phonefinder Reviews After 1 Million Searches
30 Nov 16
Phonefinder recently joined up with a ratings review company called TrustedCompany - and the results have been outstanding.TrustedCompany is dedicated to being an independent ambassador for the people looking for reviews on a company.It has been nearly 2 months now and we at Phonefinder are delighted to learn your views on our service! After assisting over 1 million South African's compare cel...



Turn Your Cellphone into Your Weight-loss Secret
28 Nov 16
The three best fitness and health apps for 2016Your smartphone may just be your best kept weight-loss secret. Meet three of the best fitness and health apps for 2016. It may only be a few days before December, and you may be nowhere near summer-body ready, but it’s never too late to get in shape - especially if you have the help of your smartphone!Your smartphone is already an extension of your ar...



Top 5 Most Chosen Phone Deals on Phonefinder
13 Nov 16
Top 5 Cell Phones on PhonefinderPhonefinder gives South Africa the ability to sift through the thousands of cell phone deals on offer from all five of the cellular networks. The fact that there are over a thousand cell phone options on the market makes it a daunting task to find the best deal to suit your needs, however Phonefinder has proved to be a valuable tool in cutting through the clutter – ...



The iPhone 7. Deals now available on Phonefinder
21 Oct 16
The iPhone 7. Deals now available on PhonefinderThe iPhone 7 is out on Phonefinder, and it is incredible. In this article we will tell you why by revealing some of the most interesting tech inside this gorgeous phone, hopefully most of which you don’t know about. They say that "it’s whats inside that counts) and in the case of the iPhone 7 nothing could be truer. Not much might have changed on the...



3 Phones Luke Cage Would Choose
13 Oct 16
Which superhero phone would Luke Cage use? Luke Cage is the latest character to get his own Netflix show, and from early ratings it looks like Luke Cage is going to dominate your T.V watching hours! Luke Cage is a wrongly accused man who is sent to prison and (though a botched experiment) is given super-strength and durability. Now a man who is literally tougher than nails...



The R5.5 Billion Cell C Deal
06 Oct 16
45% of Cell C acquired for R5.5 billion by BLUE Label TelecomsCell C has been on the brink of selling a large proportion of its company for a long time. Initial speculations had Telkom purchasing a steak in the company, however that was a false speculation. On Wednesday 5 October 2016 BLUE Label Telecoms acquired a large portion of Cell C (45%) for R5.5bn. Cell C’s ex...



Cell C and WiFi Calling, all you need to know.
06 Oct 16
Cell C and WiFi Calling, all you need to know. WiFi Calling will be your new go-to for any call you need to make, no matter where you are in the world! We have all experienced a constant loss of network in a few places and know by heart exactly which areas we are completely cut off from our mobile world. Poor signal tends to find you, whether it’s at your favorite spot on ...



Cell C Pinnacle Cash Back Summer Specials
01 Oct 16
Cell C Pinnacle Cash Back Summer Specials Cell C recently launched its Pinnacle 1,2 and 3 deals, and due to an astounding success they have relaunched their Pinnacle Plans to encompass more offerings – and to make sure they continue to impress you with added value Cell C will be giving away cash for select deals which you can find at Phonefinder. To see the full range of the "c...



Telkom FreeMe Misunderstanding
30 Sep 16
Telkom FreeMe DealsBy now you must have heard about the new Telkom FreeMe deals? If not then read this article to catch-up, and then come back to read this article because it will help explain a recent misunderstanding which resulted in a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa against Telkom. The deal in question was the landlines. You may be asking "then what was th...



BlackBerry quits after 14 years
30 Sep 16
BlackBerry to quit making smartphones after 14 years as industry leaderBlackBerry has been synonymous with smartphone technology and leadership, even if you have not owned a BlackBerry device for a long time, or even considered them when choosing a cell phone deal, they have at least no doubt been part of the top devices in your price range. That is because BlackBerry has had over 14 years of...



Email Application Successful
14 Sep 16
Thank You For Your Application! We have already sent your details to the network provider :-)What next?Please expect a call from the Network within the next 24hrs.Home | Mobile News | Credit Friendly Deals | Enhance Your Smartphone (VAS) | ...



Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review
17 Aug 16
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: The smart phone that thinks big The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is arguably as good (or better) than the Samsung S7 Edge. It’s glorious!The Galaxy Note 7 has a lot going for it, for one it is beautiful, but it is more than just looks, the Note 7 is a highly capable Android phone that showcases Samsung's best in design, battery life, speed and features. Featuring a 64GB ...



The Phonefinder app of the month - CrashDetech
04 Aug 16
CrashDetech is going to be the best, most useful and most recommended app you will have loaded on your smartphone. We are confident in saying that. CrashDetech was developed for one reason – to make your driving experience a safer one. Since there is an average of 47 road fatalities per day in South Africa (just take a moment to let that sink in) – there is a huge need for a device that will make ...



Apple just sold its billionth iPhone
29 Jul 16
Apple iPhone sell their 1 billionth device - 25 July 2016On the 25th July (Monday) Apple announced that it had just sold its one billionth iPhone. This is eerily close to the date when the first iPhone was sold on the 29th June 2007. Apple has now reached 1 billion active users across all its platforms (iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac). By contrast Google announced the same achiev...



Telkom believes that they will set you free with these new price plans
25 Jul 16
Telkom have done something rather brave – they have introduced a new talk plan structure into the market, one which they believe will set you free. Telkom FreeMe What is Telkom FreeMe? Telkom have assessed the market and have come to the conclusion that it is all about data these days. From the calls we make to the pictures we take – everything revolves around data. So they have structur...



Pokemon Go - All you need to know
20 Jul 16
Pokemon Go - Bringing mass Augmented Reality gaming to your cell phoneThere are many reason why you may not know what Pokémon Go is, you may not be that into games, or you may be a mature adult, either way there is no excuse not to be intrigued behind the amazing success of Pokémon Go. After all the game added more than $7.5 billion to the firm's market value to Nintendo. That’s ...



CAT Phones - Most Rugged and Durable Smartphones
07 Jul 16
CAT Rugged Phones - for those with a tough lifestyle and who still need a smart phoneIf a cracked screen, water damage or dust clogged phone is a constant issue for you then perhaps you need to stay away from the construction yard (or mountain bike course) or better yet – get yourself a more rugged phone!If the above phone problems are constant occurrences for you and you just can’t bear to do wit...



LTE Advance – what is it
06 Jul 16
Surf the internet like a pro with Phonefinder data dealsLTE Advanced (or just LTE-A) is the next generation broadband technology which is going to make your life so much faster. From streaming Netflix or Dstv roaming to accessing maps or Facebook from your phone to WhatsApp calls and photo sharing. LTE-A is going to make your internet surfing a frightfully fast experience. In fact LTE-A actua...



Win an amazing holiday with BBM
15 Jun 16
That’s right! With BBM. BBM is not just for BlackBerry anymore, in fact BBM is for everyone on any phone – in fact BBM is for everyone, on any phone – so long as you love unique features to protect your privacy. BBM offers an incredible range of fun chat features, and to prove their confidence that you will love their services BBM are challenging you to use their service and stand a chance to win ...



Huawei P9 - the ultimate camera phone
10 Jun 16
This is the Huawei phone which everyone has been waiting for. It is the flagship of the Huawei range of smartphones. It is the Huawei P9, and it is magnificent. The P9 is the fourth model in the Huawei P range and you can tell that Huawei has learnt a lot because this phone has features that just scream quality. Dubbed "the ultimate camera phone”. That’s probably true since Huawei h...



AG Mobiles best deal on Phonefinder yet
22 May 16
Gone are the days where a cheaper phone meant a horrible phone, and there is no phone like the new AG Mobile AG#Hashtag to prove that misconception. The AG#Hashtag was designed for Cassper Nyovest, the South African hip-hop artist. Cassper actually got involved in the phones development, from choosing the specs to making sure that his fans would think that the phone even "looked dope” – and i...



Huawei has captured our attention again
20 May 16
Huawei has captured our attention with their daring phones. From their budget devices to their Apple competitors, this technology giant is bringing out desirable phones, and the Huawei G8 is no exception. This phone is beautiful, it is flawless and it is the picture perfect phone, literally. The Huawei G8 was designed to capture picture perfect memories for you to treasure. Boasting a 13MP BS...



This month, surf like a pro
17 May 16
Surfing the internet is becoming increasingly more expensive, and that is not solely due to the cost of data but more so because of the speed at which we are using our data! As our lines get faster we consume data at a faster rate. Smart TVs, always on cell phones… even some fridges consume data! Luckily for us there are mega data deals available. Cell C’s Giga 20 Deal offers you an LTE ...



All you need to know about the iPhone SE
15 May 16
The Apple iPhone SE is the company’s flagship 4 inch smart phone. In this case dynamite does come in a small package. If you like smaller and don’t want to compromise on smarter, well then the Apple iPhone SE is for you. The phone is actually a replacement of the Apple iPhone 5S. The big question on everyone’s minds must be "how then does it hold up against the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s?” T...



LTE-Advanced is the next stage of Cell C
28 Apr 16
LTE Advanced (LTE-A). This is the next generation broadband technology LTE-Advanced is the next stage of Cell C Available 1 May 2016. Cell C has just announced the next stage of their LTE rollout, LTE Advanced (LTE-A). This is the next generation broadband technology, available first in select areas (Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town).LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of Cell...



Find Phil - Freedom Day SA Flag
21 Apr 16
On the 27 April every South African commemorates the day that saw the first democratic election being held in South Africa. We at Phonefinder believe in freedom; both in the freedom of choice and in the freedom in enjoying that choice. That is why we list over 8000 cell phone contracts for you to freely browse. We will never charge for this service. We know that this offers minute significanc...



IT Web notes Phonefinder in latest article
20 Apr 16
Samsung rules SA's smartphone market Samsung tops the list of SA's most popular smartphone; the South Korean brand is followed by Apple, which is closely competing with Huawei for second place.This is according to data released by mobile phone comparison Web site, Phonefinder. The report found that out of 150 000 South Africans who compare and sign up for phone contracts on the site, 21.73...



All about phone data
19 Apr 16
This article is exactly what the title suggests. We are going to discuss your phone data, and try reveal all there is to know about it. From the most popular deals this month on Phonefinder, to the apps that are most hungry for your data to some useful tips to make sure that your data lasts the whole month. Firstly let’s look at the most popular data deals on Phonefinder (April 2016) Cell C are on...



The cell phones South Africans want
15 Apr 16
Phil is frustrated with so much phone choiceLast month Phil and the rest of the Phonefinder team assisted over 150 000 South African’s compare over 8 000 unique cell phone contracts. That is a lot of deals, and a lot of comparing.With that volume of queries Phonefinder is able to piece together just what cell phones South African’s want. What is Phonefinder: Think of Phonefinder as a free tool to ...



The original Phonefinder is free
14 Apr 16
The original and free cell phone deal finder site in SA Meet Phil. Phil is the mascot behind South Africa’s top performing cell phone contract comparison website, Phonefinder. Phonefinder is the original phone contract comparison website, and remains the only website in South Africa where a consumer can (within moments, and service charge free) find the ideal cell phone contract for his or her bud...



Take this AG Mobile Tablet
12 Apr 16
AG Mobile is a local, home grown success story which features a guy by the name of Anthony Goodman, a clear vision and a determination to supply South Africans with quality mobile products. AG Mobile has been supplying South Africa with quality affordable products for over a decade. Ever since 2007 AG Mobile has been fixated with sourcing great tablet and phones. Today AG Mobile is now recogn...



Find Phil - Old Cell Phones
12 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Phil is lost is a mess of old cell phones, he must have been looking for the perfect cell phone deal and got lost in the past! Can you find him? Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Find Phil -In Traffic
08 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Phil's feeling gutPhil in traffic. Even though Phil uses Waze he has run out of data and found his way into heady traffic. Can you find him? Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Find Phil - On Cloud Nine
07 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Phil's feeling excited about all these amazing data deals and he is cloud nine. Can you find him? Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Find Phil - Snowed Under
06 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Phil's a little snowed under, can you find him? Phil is literally snowed under so good luck finding him! Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Find Phil - Jungle
05 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Phil's hiding out in the jungle, can you find him? He is a bit camouflaged so good luck finding him! Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Try find Phil Phonefinder - The Park
04 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Today we took Phil out to the park. He is a bit camouflaged so good luck finding him! Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil....



Cell C Contract Buyout Plans
04 Apr 16
Cell C will buy you out of your current cell phone contract if you are unhappy. Get up to R20 000 just for leaving your old cell phone network service provider. Cell C will help you buy yourself out of your contract and will move you onto an Epic or Pinnacle contract deal. ...



Find Phil - Blocks
01 Apr 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find Phil Today we have blocked Phil out just a little bit :) Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil. ...



Find Phil Phonefinder - Bouncing balls
31 Mar 16
Just a little fun :) Try and find PhilWe decided to start the game a little easy and we will hide Phil in more difficult places each week.Phil is an expert at finding the best cell phone deals in South Africa, so we decided to see how good you are at spotting Phil. ...



Capture the splendour of life with a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
29 Mar 16
The Japanese conglomerate have come a very long way since the early 80’s when everyone rocked a retro "Walkman”. The truth is, while Sony might be better known for other hugely popular flagship product offerings like the "PlayStation”, in the Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, it’s clear that Sony are summoning up some serious samurai fighting spirit and are ready to throw down with the big boys.&...



Revealing the Samsung Smart Phone which is winning on Phonefinder
13 Mar 16
Last week the Samsung Galaxy S7 launched in South Africa and Phonefinder couldn’t wait to have the deals listed on the site. (read the Samsung Galaxy S7 article here)The Galaxy S7 has risen the bar to what is expected in a smart phone to an all new high, and this is exciting because we now have something really special to expect in the Apple iPhone 7. Smart Phones have taken that extra step which ...



4 Tablets You Can Own For Less Than R5 Per Day
13 Mar 16
If you’ve ever wanted to own a tablet, but thought it was too expensive, this blog post is for you. As tech companies scramble for a piece of the ever-growing (and massively appealing) SA consumer pie, you can be assured of one thing – the price of smart devices will continue to drop and deals will become more and more competitive. Everyone is vying for your business and that’s lekker news fo...



Samsung Galaxy S7 Contract Deals
11 Mar 16
The bar to smart smartphones has just been raised thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S7 which launched today (11 March 2016). The latest Samsung high end cell phone features the latest camera technology, waterproofing, expandable storage and a battery life that won’t make you anxious every time you leave the house. Many reviews set the Samsung Galaxy S7 as the phone to beat, meaning that ...



Phonefinder reveals the top phone deals to Fin24
07 Mar 16
Cape Town – MTN and Telkom have emerged as popular networks for South Africans looking to save cash on phone contracts, according to local comparison website Phonefinder. The most popular deal on the cellphone contract comparison website is an iPhone 4S on an MTN TopUp R110 package.Read the full article on Fin242016-03-07 09:35 - Duncan Alfreds, Fin24 ...



Top 3 Cell Phone Deals on Phonefinder
06 Mar 16
Phonefinder.co.za is now in full swing, having assisted over 180 000 South Africans compare thousands of cell phone contract deals this year alone.Phonefinder is a free to use comparison service which connects South African cell phone users with the Network service providers offering monthly deals on cell phone packages. The Network Service Providers display their deals on Phonefinder which then l...



Cell C has a range of new contract offerings designed for high end users
29 Feb 16
Get the Pinnacle of Value with Cell C’s new Suite of Products Building on its precept of innovation, Cell C has launched a suite of aggressive contract offerings designed to offer exceptional value to high-end users who typically consume both voice and data in large quantities. "The Pinnacle suite of products offers an all-inclusive voice, data and SMS proposition at exceptional rates, giving...



MoneyShop recommends Phonefinder for finding the perfect cell phone contract
23 Feb 16
"Deciphering South Africa’s cell phone contracts can be pretty complicated. With no less than 10,000 different cell phone contract and add-on bundles on offer between Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom, determining which contract is perfect for you requires a great deal of time and effort. And who has the energy to take on a project of such magnitude nowadays anyway?!This is where websites like Phone...



BlackBerry Priv pulled a rabbit out of the hat
15 Feb 16
Just when you though BlackBerry was dead and obsolete, they managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat. The rabbit they pulled out of the hat is in the shape of a little green robot, commonly known as Android. That’s right, BlackBerry have started using the Android Operating system in their latest smart phone, the BlackBerry Priv. Now this may seem pretty standard for a smart phone manufacturer, afte...



How wireless charging in your cell phone works
08 Feb 16
"My grandfather invented the wireless extension cord” is a tall-tale joke that has come true. The wireless charger has been with us for some time and it has now been perfected to such an extent that Google is even experimenting with wireless car charges. The future is here, and it is great! Place your phone or tablet on a charging mat and watch it charge the battery. Magic right? Not exactly...



Dog lovers must get this app
02 Feb 16
If you own a dog then you will understand the importance of finding a dog friendly place to grab a bit after playing in the park. After all, spending time with your dog can be exhausting and there is nothing worse than being turned away from a restaurant because they don't accept dogs. Even more frustrating and stressful is trying to find your best friend a place that serves dog food and has a...



Find out how much Google pays Apple to be the default search option
22 Jan 16
If you are on Apple iPhone you may find it surprising to find that Google Search is a standard search option on your phone’s browser. However it isn’t surprising when you learn that Google paid Apple $1 billion for this privilege.Google, whose revenue reached $66 billion in 2014, are no strangers to the strategy of buying their way to search supremacy. Lucky for all of us Google Search lends ...



Apple Plans to Drop the Headphone Jack
19 Jan 16
Could the iPhone 7 be the end of the common headphone jack? The answer is maybe, but probably yes – at least if you are an iPhone fanatic. If you use Apple products you will know that it’s notoriously difficult to borrow a charging cable. For one thing not everyone uses Apple phones and the standard for all other phones is the common micro-USB (still commonly known as a "Blackberry charger fo...



Huawei Mate 8 is set to take over in popularity on Phonefinder
08 Jan 16
Hands down the most popular phone of choice on Phonefinder in 2015 was the Huawei Ascend P8 Lite, this powerful budget smartphone was leagues ahead of the competition, and now the new Huawei Mate 8 is set to take over in popularity. Huawei unveiled their new smartphone at the CES show in Las Vegas in 2015. At a glance this Phablet is no different to the competition, however Huawei has made sure th...



The amazing story of Xiaomi - the new budget cell phone in SA
06 Jan 16
Xiaomi is commonly referred to in China as "the Apple of China”. In this article we will explain why and why Xiaomi’s launch in South Africa is pretty exciting, and why you may want to consider one of their smartphone contract deals this year.The Core Group (the group responsible for bringing Apple into South Africa) brought Xiaomi to South Africa in November 2015. The group have launched only two...



All you need to know to take great pics on your phone
10 Dec 15
December holidays are around the corner, so make sure that you have packed your sunscreen, that your swimming cozzies are in style and that your phone has tons of free memory for all the great pictured you’re going to be taking! Today most cell phones have a decent camera. There was a time between analogue cameras (remember those cameras with real film) and cell phone cameras, this was the digi-ca...



The best cell phone deals under R150pm
01 Dec 15
Phonefinder is all about comparing cell phone deals, and when do you need a deal more than in December? In this article we will take a look at the most popular phones and cell phone contracts being chosen this month. We will also reveal some hidden gems among the many hundreds of cell phone deals on offer by all of South Africa’s cell phone service providers. On Phonefinder you will be able t...



The Pepsi P1 Smartphone
24 Nov 15
IMAGE: PEPSI/SHENZHEN SCOOBY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT CO./JD FINANCEThe Pepsi Phone Pepsi seem to have ditched the Cola Wars and headed in a new direction – cellular. Although only available in China the Pepsi Phone is now a real thing.The Pepsi P1 smart phone is licensed to the Chinese company Shenzhen Scooby Communications Equipment Co, it is this company who will be making the Pepsi P1 and not P...



WeChat and Standard Bank Launch WeChat Wallet
24 Nov 15
WeChat Wallet in partnership with Standard BankWeChat, in partnership with Standard Bank have launched a digital mobi wallet for your cell phone. The system joins other similar mobile wallets, however this one, the WeChat Wallet aims to rise above the rest. By partnering with Standard bank WeChat already gains a lot of street cred. The mobile wallet comes with state of the art security and so...



Top Selected Cell Phone Accessories
19 Nov 15
Top Selected Accessories. Every week Phil will scour the internet and hand-pick his top recommend cell phone accessories.From covers to chargers, Phil will make sure that you find the internet’s cheapest and most handy cell phone accessories. _________19 January 2016NEW Darth Vadar USB Drive8 GB of storage, keep your data with you and safe, even if the Death Star is about to be destroyed. This USB...



Introducing the Phonefinder Auto-caller
17 Nov 15
Phil will chase the Network for you and ensure you get that callPhonefinder is all about showing off the latest cell phone contract deals, be they from MTN, Cell C, Vodacom or Telkom. Phonefinder has it all, in fact we have even displayed over 8000 mobile deals at one time. However finding and selecting a deal is of no use if the service provider doesn’t call you! That is why Phonef...



Huawei Making Waves In South Africa
12 Nov 15
Huawei. Pronounce wah-way, is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the World. Let that sink in for a minute. Huawei is by no means a small company. It employs around 140,000 employees and over 46% of those employees are focused on nothing else except research and development. This is a fast moving, innovative and impressive company. To think that the owner, Mr Ren Zhe...



The Phil Phonefinder Podcast
10 Nov 15
Phil on Phones is funny, entertaining, random and informative. Phil, a freak of nature, was once just a regular cell phone - but his destiny would change forever one fateful and stormy night when a bolt of lighting would zap Phil to life. Now charged with the knowledge of a thousand phones and an entertainment level permanently set to "entertain", Phil is here to Phil you in!Catch up wit...



Apps to Help You Lose the Extra Weight and Stay Healthy
09 Nov 15
It may be slightly late to only start thinking about getting trim for summer now, but when it comes to your health it is never late! In order to help kick start your summer self Phonefinder has compiled 3 apps which, if used with a healthy diet of course, will help you stay focused on the end goal which is getting trim and healthy. So don’t throw away your jeans just yet. We all have smart ph...



Cell C DataExtenda Bundles
06 Nov 15
Ever buy cell phone data only for it to expire at the end of the month even though your bundle isn’t complete? Well now Cell C have what they call their mobile data DataExtenda. The DataExtenda lets you roll over your data for another 30 days (you will need to load the DataExtenda before you data bundle runs out). Usually cell phone data bundles only last for a period of 30 days, regardless o...



Xiaomi Smart Phones are Coming To South Africa
03 Nov 15
 //You may have heard that a new Chinese smart phone manufacturer will be entering into our cell phone market this month, but how much do you know about the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi? The answer may be "not much”, it may also be "Xiaomi?” Xiaomi, pronounced "SHOW-me” should be big news to you since it is the world's most valuable privately held company and it is coming to Sou...



MTN Deals That May Surprise You
02 Nov 15
You may have noticed MTN in the papers recently – however their press coverage has been focusing on the wrong things! This season MTN have been releasing some pretty risky and different cell phone deals, some may confuse you, others may excite you. All MTN deals are without doubt affordable and attractive as far as data and voice goes. What are we talking about? Have a look at these MTN cell ...



Phonefinder - Comparing Phone Contract Deals for 12 Months
02 Nov 15
It has been close to 12 months now since Phonefinder has opened both saloon doors to South African online traffic. Since then the reception to the service has been incredible. Thousands of visitors make use of Phonefinder every day to compare cellular deals.Phonefinder lists every cellular deal which they can get their hands and then lists these deals in an orderly fashion for users to compare and...



Steamy Eyes on Cell C LTE Launch
30 Oct 15
You are going to be hearing a lot of news about Cell C’s LTE data plans, and that has nothing to do with their services or their recent R8 billion plan to develop their infrastructure over the next three years. No, you will be hearing about their LTE data plans simply because of one raunchy advert. Cell C seems to be releasing a lot of controversial adverts these days and we at Phonefinder lo...



Cell Phone Usage in South Africa
29 Oct 15
It is no secret that we South African’s love our cell phones. Just go to an article post on Mybroadband that talks about the latest cell phone or the latest comments made by MTN about WhatsApp, the heated comments will blow you away! We are very serious about our mobile devices. The common estimate of how many active cellphone activations there are in South Africa is about 80 million. South Africa...



Do You Think a 2 Year Contract is Old Fashioned
28 Oct 15
If you think that a 2 year contract is old fashioned then maybe this new cellular service provider is for you. Have you heard of this this new cell phone service provider in South Africa called me&you mobile? Want to know a bit about them? If the answer is yes then you are in luck because that is exactly what this article is about! me&you mobile launched earlier this year and position...



Looking at Vodacom Deals on Phonefinder
28 Oct 15
Vodacom is arguably the largest cellular network service provider in South Africa with 31.4 million subscribers on its base. When considering that South Africa has around 80 million mobile connections, it is remarkable that out of the five main Networks in South Africa that Vodacom’s base makes up to 38% of the cellular pie. A close second is MTN with its voice and data plans. ...



Free Data for FeesMustFall Student Protesters
27 Oct 15
During the #FeesMustFall protests Ruark Ferreira from Ekaya initiated a donor based system whereby students at the riot were given free data on MTN, Vodacom Telkom or Cell C. "The students on the ground need to document this movement to the world” said Ferreira. Ruark’s initiative ensured that the data costs would not limit the ability of the students to document what was going on at the prot...



Facebook for iOS Draining your Battery?
26 Oct 15
Have you noticed your iPhone battery draining whilst on Facebook? Well then you are not alone. Facebook were well aware of this issue and have fixed it. The new Facebook for iOS app resolves this issue. The reason why your phone battery has been draining more than usual after using Facebook is due to video and audio on the social media app. You may have noticed that Facebook now automati...



MTN Rising In Popularity On Phonefinder
26 Oct 15
Phonefinder lists over 5000 cellular contract deals from all of South Africa’s leading cellular network service operators. From Network direct deals from MTN, Cell C, Telkom and MTN to Service Provider deals from AG Mobile and Smart Mobile, Phonefinder makes sure that you are able to compare every contract deal on the market. Since Phonefinder compares every deal and monthly phone contract sp...



Top Apps to Download this week
25 Oct 15
Trivial PursuitEveryone loves to show off their knowledge! Now the the most addictive knowledge game has finally come to your smart phone. Trivial Pursuit lets you duel your wits against your friends or random people around the world. Choose the category which best suits you and battle players around the world. Waze Waze has always been the best navigation app on the market so why are we writing a...



Google Just Launched the Best Tablet Money Can Buy
20 Oct 15
We do know that the tile to this article is a little bit biased, but it just may be true – at least in the Android market. Google released two new Phablets, the slightly smaller Nexus 5X and the bigger Nexus 6P. Both devices are superb. Google has been experimenting with a number of screen sizes and it looks like they have finally hit the "Goldilocks” screen size. The Nexus 5 comes with ...



Our Favorite App of the Week Makibot
20 Oct 15
This beautiful gaming app is challenging, fun and most importantly - it is addictive!Makibot requires you to guide Makibot (a steam-punk robot) through a series of progressively more difficult tasks. Jump higher and higher while collecting coins and avoid obstacles. Your goal is to overcome all traps and enemies to escape to freedom....



Mark Zuckerberg playing virtual reality ping pong
20 Oct 15
Mark Zuckerberg playing virtual reality ping pong Who doesn’t like ping pong? How about virtual reality ping pong? How about the founder of Facebook playing virtual reality ping pong? Craziest Oculus experience I've had recently," said Facebook CEO Zuckerberg. Facebook has been experimenting with games that allow people to play with one another even if they are not in the same room o...



Phonefinder Phone Activation Competition
07 Oct 15
Phonefinder (Pty) Ltd lists all the greatest cell phone contracts in South Africa. Phonefinder is a Comparison Website, it is not a Network Service Provider. It is Phonefinder and not the Network Service Providers who will monitor and initiate this Competition. How to enter the competition1) Once you find your best deal on Phonefinder click CALL ME: You will be sent to the Deal...



WiFi Calling – What You Need To Know
02 Oct 15
You may have recently heard that Cell C have launched WiFi calling in South Africa. In fact the entire Cell C customer base were switched over to WiFi calling on the 1st October 2015The reason for the offering, says Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos is that "With thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots nationally and millions more internationally, this service will really provide customers with an affordable mobile ...



Apple's Journey to The Top
08 Sep 15
Gearburn recently published an article about Apple's iPhone epic journey to the top of the cell phone stack. The article is a great read and features some statistics straight off of Phonefinder. "In the beginning Apple wanted to really wow consumers with the release of their iPhone 6 in October 2014. Since handset design and performance is so competitive between the various smartphone giants, ...



Guess How Many People Used Facebook in 24 Hours
31 Aug 15
24th of August marked another Facebook firsts. The social media site logged a staggering 1 billion active users in one day. That’s incredible. That’s one in seven people on Earth logging in to see their social feed. "When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different," Zuckerberg wrote. "This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's ju...



Jelly Jump - Our Top App Choice
31 Aug 15
This game is simple brilliant. It’s beautiful, fun, mesmerizing and easy to get addicted to. Keep your Jelly above water by strategically timing your jumps to the next level. Keep jumping through the ever increasing difficulties while the music and colours captivate your mind. This is a great way to waste some time on your phone. Challenge your friends, collect new Jelly Beings and ...



ZigZag - this game is just too fun.
31 Aug 15
This game is just too fun. Try stay on the wall for as long as you can. If that sounds too easy then think again, Zig Zag will make sure that you fall! Challenge your friends to see who can go the furthest. ZigZag brings you a world of colour so that you can’t possibly get bored. ZigZag uses your phone gyroscope to direct your ball through difficult zigzagging mazes. ...



Thank you Telkom for the Data Wallet
31 Aug 15
The Future Just Came To South Africa, in the Form of a Data Wallet Thank you Telkom for bringing the future to South Africa. For those of you who don’t know Telkom have successfully launched their "integrated data wallet” which will allow Telkom ADSL users to share data between ADSL and mobile data. "The mobility data usage will be deducted from your SoftCap/Integrated Data Wallet Quota ...



Top Searched Word on Google
24 Aug 15
Would you believe that the top Google Search in Google is "Google”? Well it is, at least in South Africa that is. Over the past three months Google Trends shows that the most searched term in Google is "Google”. What that says about us we don’t want to speculate. Vodacom is the second most searched for term. However if it is a Vodacom deal then you don’t need Google because Phonefinder i...



Create Music on Your Phone
24 Aug 15
This app comes direct from the UK. As a South African you may not know about the independent dance label Ninja Tune, but they seem to be big and now they have an app called Ninja Jamm. Ninja Jam is a powerful and simple app that lets you create your own music. Ninja Jam has an array of sample-tracks from which you can mix your own jams. You will be amazed at what you will start creating – tha...



Fallout Shelter App
24 Aug 15
Fallout Shelter This fun game is set in a post-nuclear world. The objective of the game is to build the perfect shelter and to create a brighter future for your underground community. You get to create your living space from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation 2,000 feet below the surface into a pleasant living space. Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. ...



We don't need chargers where we're going
24 Aug 15
"My phone battery lasts forever” is a phrase you don’t hear too often – or ever. Most cell phone batteries promise a life of over 12 hours, but as we all know that time is quickly halved once you start to actually use the device. WiFi, syncing, emails, talk time – these are all things which we need form our phones, yet they are the same things that drain the battery. So either we change the...



Free Facebook for Cell C Subscribers
05 Aug 15
Cell C users are getting really spoiled by Cell C these days. Not only are they receiving free WhatsApp usage but as on July 1 Cell C have also been giving their subscribers free access to Facebook. "Facebook usage will be free to all existing and new postpaid, top up and pre-paid customers and will continue until 31 August 2015”. The free usage includes posting pictures, Facebook Messen...



Top App - Q Bert Rebooted
03 Aug 15
You may recognise Qbert from the recent Pixar movie "Wreck-it Ralph". However before the recent movie Qbert was actually a critically acclaimed arcade game from the 1980's. Qbert has now been redone in a 2D format perfectly suited for you phone. The game is just as addictive as before. You will easily understand why Qbert was rated as one of the top 3 most successful games of al...



Mobile Winner - The Winner For Top Value For Money
03 Aug 15
It may surprise you to learn that Telkom has beat MTN, Vodacom and Cell C on both contract and pre-paid for the best value for money award (according to research conducted by the industry tracker Tarifica). "Telkom had strong plans and a variety of options at virtually every price point," said Beth Teitel, South African analyst at Tarifica. You can compare Telkom’s plans yourself by visi...



Cell Phone Value Added Services
28 Jul 15
Phonefinder is always on the lookout to offer more value to its customers. The below products prove just that. Through Phonefinder’s great partners we are able to offer the below products at great prices. Simply click call me for a sales agent to explain more about each offering. Phonefinder Value Added Services are open to allPrepaid as well as contract users can sign up and benefit at any t...



Declined a Cell Phone Contract – a Debt Review Can Help You
20 Jul 15
Were you recently decline your cell phone contract? The reason may be due to bad debt. If you owe money to a client of XDS then you may not be trusted as a responsible client. It may seem unfair, however if you think of a cell phone contract as a loan (a loan paid out in interest every month) then you can understand why the big Networks like MTN have very strict score cards. A cell phone is a pric...



Samsung Galaxy’s Smart Diet
17 Jul 15
Introducing the Samsung Galaxy A8: Samsung’s slimmest smartphone yet. Although this phone is only available in China for now it is still great to know that it exists – the technology after all means that new smartphones can follow suite. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is a beautiful phone. Its body is made out of metal and is only 0.58cm thick. That’s only 7 credit cards thick! It may also put a dent ...



Top Gaming App Ramboat
06 Jul 15
It doesn't get any more fun than Ramboat. That is of course if you like quick, simple and addictive shooter games with stunning visuals and adorable characters.In Ramboat you will have to dodge, duck, dive and shoot your way out of enemy danger - all while navigating your way down the rapid white river rapids of each new level. Collect coins, power up and share your achievements with your frie...



Best iPhone Alternatives
03 Jul 15
The Apple iPhone may have been the first popular smart phone and the smart phone commonly noted as being the "best” or the phone to carry the highest status level, at least by early adopters. The iPhone 1st gen was unveiled to the public by Steve Jobs on January 9 2007, and ever since then every new model launch results in a line of eager would-be new iPhone owners many miles long. Some camp out f...



Download our Free E-Book
30 Jun 15
Phil and the Phonefinder team have put together a fun fact book just for you. We have compiled 10 of the most fascinating facts about cell phones, scoured the internet for helpful tips to save on your battery power (very handy during load-shedding) and have explained the mysteries behind number porting.So no matter what cell phone you are on, no matter what talk plan or cell phone network you subs...



Orange is the New Mobile Device Store in Cape Town
29 Jun 15
Today, on the 25th of June 2015, Orange (the global cell phone network service provider and mobile device distributor) opened their first shop in Cape Town. You may already know Orange as the online retail store which sells cell phones and cell phone accessories at really low prices. Orange is a global telecommunications company with its origin in France. It employs more than 170,000 people, ...



Top App to Stay on Budget
26 Jun 15
Home Budget Manager Lite is just what you need if managing you budget is just too hard! If you need assistance in managing your budget then this is the app for you. Home Budget Manager takes all of your accounts and bills and helps you manage your budget. Track your expenses, track your incomes, document your bills and always stay with-in budget. This app is beautiful. The display is des...



Phonefinder Helps Find the Perfect Cell Phone Deal
26 Jun 15
When it comes to finding the best cell phone deals Phonefinder believes that they have the perfect solution. By listing every deal on the market (Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom, MTN) on one website Phonefinder believes that they have given the power back to the consumer. Choosing a cell phone contract is no different to choosing any deal, the consumer simply needs to match his or her needs to the of...



What Was Cell C Thinking?
23 Jun 15
Are you tired of being taken advantage of? This was the question Cell C posed to South Africa in its latest advert. However the nature of the advert caused many viewers to complain. Why? Well the advert featured a dog humping a man’s leg. Many would argue that the ad is just pure genius and funny, others clearly felt that it was crude and not suitable for TV.To be fair there are many more "offensi...



Top App - Kamcord Game Screen Recorder
23 Jun 15
Kamcord for Android is definitely for the gamers out there. If you are not into app gamin then this one just isn't for you. If you are into app gaming (like really into it) then stop reading and download this app now.Kamcord is the best way to record and share videos of your mobile game-play sessions. Be it Candy Crush or Clash of Clans, this game recorder will record your epic skills and shar...



Cell C Gets 3G Help from Vodacom
15 Jun 15
Cell C now has a little over 20 million subscribers, you may even be one of them – but a common complaint has been a lack of 3G coverage. That is until now. Cell C has completed its negotiations with Vodacom to include 3G as well as voice in its roaming agreement. This deal will benefit Cell C contract and pre-paid subscribers effective 1 June 2015.Cell C will now be updating its coverage map on t...



Top App - Tiny Striker
12 Jun 15
This soccer smartphone game is great! Tiny Striker is fun, simple, retro and most importantly it's addictive. Tiny Striker will bring a smile to any football fan's face, at least at first because as you progress the levels will get progressively harder, so soon you will be shouting (instead of smiling) at your phone like a crazy person.Download Tiny Striker AppAndroidApplewww.phonefinder.c...



Your Phone Has More Bacteria than a Toilet Seat
09 Jun 15
Ever wondered just how filthy your mobile phone is? Chances are you haven’t otherwise you would likely not ever use a phone again. The answer is of course, taking the title of the article as a cue, very filthy. The fact is that your phone has more bacteria than a toilet seat (of course it depends on the toilet seat, but assume that we are talking about a clean looking toilet seat). You may be...



Top App - Google Fit
08 Jun 15
It’s half way through the year now and if you have stuck to your new year’s resolution of watching what you eat and taking the steps rather than the elevator then this app may not excite you. If you are like most of us and have let the New Year’s resolution go, well then this app is just for you. Google Fit is a free holistic fitness service for your smart phone which brings together all the ...



Top Game - Marvel Contest of Champions
02 Jun 15
The following sentence should get comic book fans excited; imagine fights which you control between Iron Man and Captain America. Or Hulk vs. Wolverine! So if you're a fan of comic books or the hit Marvel superhero movies, you'll love Marvel Contest of Champions. Marvel Contest of Champions is extremely simple, fast-paced and fun. We highly recommend you download it on your phone...



Your First Uber Ride on Us
31 May 15
Phonefinder is on a drive to give back to its fans by offering R150 off their first Uber rise. The fit with Uber is perfect – Uber is an app for your cell phone which ensures you get the quickest and most cost effective cab service possible; Phonefinder is a service which ensures you get the quickest deal query possible so that you can purchase the most cost effective cell phone contract possible ...



SA’s most popular smartphones
27 May 15
According to mobile marketplace Phonefinder, despite Samsung being the most popular manufacturer in South Africa, BlackBerry smartphones outsell the Galaxy S5 and Apple’s latest iPhone.Here are the top selling smartphones according to results on the platform, which sees over 100 000 visits per month of people looking to buy smartphones: Read the full article here__________www.phonefinder.co.za&nbs...



Fin24Tech Catches Up With Phonefinder
26 May 15
Cape Town - BlackBerry may be on the back foot in many parts of the world, but in SA, the brand continues to hold its own, despite intense marketing from rivals.According to mobile marketplace Phonefinder, despite Samsung being the most popular manufacturer in SA, BlackBerry smartphones outsell the Galaxy S5 and Apple's latest iPhone.Here are the top selling smartphones according to results on...



Find out the value of your phone or tablet instantly
25 May 15
Phonefinder has recently partnered with a company that will, in a few easy steps value your old phone or tablet and negotiate a sale price with you in real time. That’s pretty useful especially is you have no further use for your old phone once your new phone arrives. Zwipit may sound like a funny company but in fact it is a global company that specialises in one thing and one thing only - ...



TopUp Your Data or Voice with Phonefinder
25 May 15
Phonefinder has recently partnered with Prepaid24 in order to give you easy EFT recharging. Through Prepaid24 you can now easily and quickly recharge your prepaid electricity and airtime from your PC or cell phone. Best of all it’s all done through EFT (electronic fund transfer) which is the safest and most cost-effective way to move funds. Prepaid24 was an easy choice for Phonefinder because...



Mobilegeddon is Just Around the Corner
11 May 15
Tuesday, April 21st. That’s the date Google unleashed it’s much anticipated and feared mobile algorithm, dubbed "mobilegeddon”. Google introduced their new algorithm in order to give preference to mobile-friendly websites over all others. In other words, websites which did not render well on a mobile phones would likely not appear on a Google search result. That’s very bad for business. The c...



Top App - Genius Scan
11 May 15
There are many apps on the market but this one is simply genius. It will transform your smart phone into a portable James Bond scanner. No longer do you need access to a photocopy machine in order to create picture perfect copies of files, receipts, books or pictures. Genius Scan is a document scanner for your pone. Take a simple picture of the document you wish to copy and Genius Scan will automa...



The Importance of a Digital Diet
08 May 15
People are becoming addicted to their phones. There is no denying it, it’s a fact. Our social and business dependency on our phones are diluting our meaningful relationships and switching us off to the reality surrounding us. You may not feel like your dependency on your mobile phone is disconnecting you from meaningful relationships, however try and think of a conversation which you have had face...



The 3 Most Expensive Cell Phones
06 May 15
Phonefinder lets you compare from over 5000 different cell phone contract deals on the market any one time. By listing every deal on the market we hope to let you make an educated choice when selecting the perfect deal to suit your needs and budget. However the below cell phones are for those lucky enough not to need to budget. The below selection of "the world’s most expensive cell phones” a...



Top App - Podcasts To Go
05 May 15
Podcasts are amazing. They are by far the most productive way to pass the time on your daily commute. With a podcast you get to download content which you actually want to hear, and now more than ever before, there are so many great ones to download. Podcast To Go is a podcast manager – and it is one of the best we at Phonefinder have found. It tracks your favourite podcasts, automatically do...



How old do you look? Microsoft Knows
03 May 15
Microsoft recently launched a service that guesses your age and gender based on a photo which you supply. The Phonefinder team have had some photos come really close to their actual age (some have been far off!), however 100% of the time the Microsoft engine guesses gender perfectly. This may seem like a bit of a gimmick, and it is, however Microsoft believe that their path towards accurate f...



Take a digital detox
30 Apr 15
People are becoming addicted to their phones and in the process they are diluting meaningful relationships. You may feel like your dependency on your mobile phone is disconnecting you from meaningful relationships, which is of course a sad paradox because the very device which connects you with millions of people is the same reason why you are disconnecting from the fewer people that matter the mo...



Liquidmorphium – Stronger Than Steel
30 Apr 15
Sounds like something out of Superman, however this material is actually stronger than titanium steel and Turning Robotic Industries are making smartphones out of it.Smartphones are getting stronger.Liquidmorphium is, according to the company, "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel”, which protects ...



Top new app for your phone – Does Not Commute
29 Apr 15
Ok, this is an amazing game. Does Not Commute takes place in a tranquil sleepy suburb set in the 70’s where the scenery is beautiful and the citizens are rich with background story. What starts out as a relaxing commute quickly changes into traffic chaos! Plan ahead and don't be late because this strategic game allows you to drive hot-dog vans, buses, trucks and cars in order to get aroun...



Apple Watch - Watch These Adds
28 Apr 15
Apple recently launches these 3 adverts to make those without the watch even more envious of those who do, and to of course let those who do own the Apple Watch understand why they bought it in the first place!The three distinct adverts below show off three life applications where the Apple Watch plans to enrich your life.__________www.phonefinder.co.za offers a marketplace for consumers, sel...



Top new app for your phone - DeeMe
26 Apr 15
This is a new instant messaging app that to be very honest, is pretty cool. It combines photos, video and text. Simply take a photo or video and add text (this is the cool bit) – the text comes in various typography styles and can be accompanied by various graphics. While DeeMe may not replace WhatsApp just yet (or ever) it certainly adds a level of fun to your chats on your smart phone.Check...



Phonefinder Mobi – Just In Time
25 Apr 15
It’s been nearly a week since Google introduced their new algorithm which basically rendered non mobi-friendly websites buried on the second or third page of a mobile Google query. In otherwords, websites which do not render well on a mobile phone will likely not appear on a Google search result.The change will affect millions of websites worldwide, but not Phonefinder, South Africa’s mobile marke...



The Apple Watch is here
24 Apr 15
Unless you live under a rock (with very poor internet reception) you have probably heard that Apple’s much anticipated watch has launched. People are going crazy (well some people anyway). Once, not too long ago, a phone was used to phone people. Now a phone is used for everything from checking stock prices to launching animated pigeons at pigs. Now the same may be true for the watch, how m...



Phone Vs Phone - iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6
24 Apr 15
Every week Phil of Phonefinder will dig through the data on Phonefinder in order to identify which phone is winning the cell phone battle in South Africa. Hopefully Phil’s digging will help you decide which phone to get. Phonefinder sees over 5000 visitors a day and every visitor has specific cell phone contract needs, be it a particular phone, budget minutes or data. In order to conduct his ...



Twitter SMS from MTN
23 Apr 15
MTN recently launched a free, and somewhat strange service called Twitter to SMS. The service allows MTN users to receive free SMS Twitter notifications from people they follow. While the service may seem as modern as the post-box it's actually pretty useful to many Twitter users in South Africa."Twitter SMS is exactly like the Twitter you use on your web browser or app but instead of using yo...



htxt.africa Looks at Phonefinder
23 Apr 15
htxt.africa is South Africa’s newest and most exciting tech blog, and they decided to write an article about South Africa's number one cell phone contract comparison website - Phonefinder!PHONEFINDER ONLINE MARKETPLACE WILL HELP YOU FIND THE IDEAL MOBILEThere are thousands of mobile deals currently available for customers looking to buy a new smartphone on contract, which can at times make it ...



PlayPhil - The Phonefinder Game
16 Apr 15
Android users can rejoice! PlayPhil has just launched on the Google Play store. PlayPhil is a series of free micro games launched into one arena, the PlayPhil arena. PlayPhil micro games will be added to the arena every week. The story of Phil of course starts one a cold stormy night. Phil was one, not too long ago just a regular cell phone. One night while on charge a lightning strike jolted...



Top App - MixKit
13 Apr 15
Create and share custom mix tapes for your friends just like your parents used to do with physical mixtapes in the yester-years of the Walkman. MixKit lets you create custom mix-tapes for your friends, share music, cover art and playlists - all on your smart phone.Just like actual mix-tapes you will need to keep an eye on the length of your mix (limited to 90 minutes).__________www.phonefinder.co....



Samsung Galaxy S6 – it’s Got the Edge
12 Apr 15
Samsung’s latest flagship phone has just been released into South Africa, and it has a distinct difference to the competition – it has a curved edge. The question on most peoples minds is "do I need the edge?” The answer is no, however it is pretty cool. As expected the Galaxy S6 (with or without the edge) is one of the best Android phones on the market today. The hardware that supports the G...



Phonefinder on MyBroadband
06 Apr 15
Recently www.mybroadband.co.za wrote an article on Phonefinder. MyBroadband is the largest IT website in South Africa so we are really grateful for this amazing article."Phonefinder.co.za isn’t in the business of simply finding phones. That’s too easy. Instead Phonefinder tackles the frustrating problem faced by millions of South Africans every year – the problem of choosing the best cell phone co...



Play the Phil on April Fools’ Day
31 Mar 15
April Fools’ Day is just simply brilliant. It’s a day where pranksters can openly get away with pranking unsuspecting victims (to be fair it is April Fools’ Day so there is no excuse to be an "unsuspecting victim”). The day is sometimes called All Fools’ Day but it always falls on 1 April. The origin of the day differs slightly depending on your source of information, however the common belie...



Microsoft Unveil Their Cheapest Smartphone Ever
26 Mar 15
Looking for an affordable Microsoft phone? Well you have just found it: the Microsoft Windows Lumia 430. Microsoft have just released their cheapest smartphone yet, and it is not unimpressive by any means. The Lumia 430 features a dual-sim (very popular in South Africa) and a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. What’s more is that the Lumia 430 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and comes standard ...



App of the Week – Cardless Cash Withdrawal By FNB
25 Mar 15
You can easily leave your ATM card at home (or in your other pants). You may have even noticed that some friends seem to never have their card with them. Before this week it was impossible to withdraw cash in South Africa without your card, but now FNB have made it possible to withdraw cash at any ATM using your trusty cell phone, which chances are will always be close by. FNB's card...



The Smartest Smart Watch
23 Mar 15
The race to create the smartest smart watch is on! Google and Intel recently joined forces with Swiss company Tag Heuer to develop something beautiful and quite possibly frightening to Apple. The vision behind Tag Heuer smart watch is set to be unveiled towards the end of the year. While Apple, LG, Sony and Samsung already offer smart-watches; the smart watch by Google, Tag Heuer and Int...



A Guide To Cell Phone Contracts and Blacklisting or Low Credit Score-Cards
23 Mar 15
View Phonefinder's Credit Friendly Service Provider's DealsWWW.PHONEFINDER.CO.ZA is all about cell phones. Be it cell phone contracts, cell phone repairs, news, reviews or accessories. We are particularly proud of our comprehensive cell phone contract comparison. You see there are over 5000 unique deals on offer from all the Networks in South Africa (Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom).Howeve...



Huisgenoot Lists a List by Phonefinder
18 Mar 15
Tien goed wat jy nie van selfone geweet het nie.Baie van ons kan nie ’n paar uur sonder ons selfone verduur nie. Maar hoeveel weet jy van hierdie moderne noodsaaklikheid?__________www.phonefinder.co.za offers a marketplace for consumers, sellers and advertisers.Learn about the latest cell phone offerings, compare the latest deals, find the best deals.Deals by Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom, MTN, Vir...



Emoji Keyboards Are Finally Here
17 Mar 15
Being able to send a happy poop to a friend using your smartphone may finally be a reality on a computer too, thanks to the Emoji Keyboard.If you own a Mac keyboard then you too can start using Emoji characters in your emails and other documents. Sending a big presentation to your boss? Well now you can sign off with a "sweaty smiley face” and a "praying hands”. How it works: The Emoji Keyboa...



Cellphones are now a big part of our lives - By Trevor Bruce - Independent on Sunday
17 Mar 15
SA has more phones than TVs – or toiletsPhonefinder (www.phonefinder.co.za) is a website which compares contract deals available from all of South Africa’s cellphone networks, service providers and device brands. It is South Africa’s first comparative cellphone contract listing company, listing more than 5 000 deals at any one time. Read the full article hereMarch 16 2015 at 11:46am By Trevor Bruc...



Top Game - Must Have iPhone or iPad
16 Mar 15
This smartphone game is just beautiful. It's called Limbo and it is simply a masterpiece (have a look at the video below).Limbo does require an iPhone 4S or later (or any model later than iPad 2).The game is set is an enchanted world where you need to navigate a young boy through a series of obstacles and traps. There are no instructions or explanations to the game - just play and have fun.___...



How To Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling In South Africa
15 Mar 15
If you don’t already have WhatsApp then we are confused how you are chatting to your friends; because everyone is on WhatsApp! Over 700 million users worldwide are on WhatsApp and now the popular chat app has released their much anticipated voice call functionality. However it’s not that easy. Just by having WhatsApp doesn't mean that you can suddenly call your friends from the app. Nope,...



Top App - Zenith Space Adventure
11 Mar 15
Like most brilliant games, Zenith Space Adventure is simple. Very simple, and very addictive.Zenith Space Adventure makes physics fun. The game is based in space and features a tiny space craft which must be expertly navigate to each level’s destination. Avoid crashes, make use of gravity and prepare to have fun.iOs download__________www.phonefinder.co.za offers a marketplace for consumers, s...



Your Phone May Soon Be Up For Ransom
09 Mar 15
Hackers love you and your smartphone. Want to know why? Well you are easy pickings for ransom. Most cell phones are left vulnerable by their owners and this has caused a recent boom in cyber-criminals who target your smart phone – mainly Android users. Fifteen years ago cyber-criminals attacked personal computers, now they are after your cell phone -which in effect is just a little compu...



The Problem With The SIM Card
08 Mar 15
Is it time to say goodbye to the SIM card? Most manufacturers and world Networks say yes, after all "subscriber identity modules” aka SIM cards have just recently turned 25 years old. You may be asking yourself "why even bother? My phone works just fine”. Well it’s not entirely about their ability to store data on your cell phone, SIM cards you see are vulnerable to data theft, and as your ce...



About Cellphones - 10 Facts
04 Mar 15
Cell phones are a big part of your life. You might deny it, but the truth is that you cannot function in today’s society without your trusty little friend. Let’s face it, our cell phones are part of our everyday lives (the below facts will prove it) and without them we will be lost (literally). That is precisely why we at www.phonefinder.co.za have created a world dedicated to cell phones just...



Best Gaming App - Timberman
03 Mar 15
To help convince you that this game is addictive, fun, challenging and just brilliant we will highlight that Timberman was featured as one of the best games of 2014. Over 15 million downloads. You should be one of them!Available on Apple iPad and iPhone ...



Android Is Winning The OS Race
03 Mar 15
When it comes to smartphones a large decision factor lies in the operating system. While there are choices it looks like the winner is clear (at least for now). That winner is Google Android. It was recently revealed that in 2014 Google’s Android OS dominated the global smartphone market with a whopping 81.5% market share. Apple was a distant second. The rest barely made the radar. Toget...



Cell C 20 Million Customer Achievement
02 Mar 15
Even though Cell C may be looking to sell (purely speculative) they can still be proud of their recent 20 million customer landmark. This marks a 44% increase. Remarkable. The increase is the result of the growth in pre-paid (45% increase) and a 29% increase in the number of Cell C data deal purchases. Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos revealed that data usage on the network increased by 106%.&...



The Tie - Green Or A Duck
02 Mar 15
The internet was in chaos last week over what colour Phil's tie is. Is it green or a duck? It seemed like no one could agree and it had everyone baffled. Not only could no one agree on the colour of Phil's tie but the question seemed to have split the internet in two camps; the green camp and the duck camp. Finally there seems to be an answer to the question.It turns out that the answer li...



Cell C Possible Sale
01 Mar 15
It looks like Cell C is investigating the possibility of a sale. These reports are purely speculative, however the cell phone network service operator is working with Goldman Sachs in exploring various options in SA. Cell C has been financially battling within the South African cellular network marketplace due to battles against the other big players (Vodacom and MTN). Rumors: Possi...



7 Phone-Charging Myths Debunked
27 Feb 15
Ever heard that one about waiting until your phone battery is completely drained before recharging? Phonefinder shares 7 phone-charging myths to keep in mind, as well as some handy tips and tricks. Read the full article hereEssentials magazine is a 'practicals' lifestyle monthly packed with savvy solutions and stylish twists. Expect loads of tips and advice on fashion, beauty, health and t...



Mobile Myths and Tips
25 Feb 15
Recently the Afrikaans online publication www.rooirose.co.za ran an article written by Phonefinder."Die meeste selfoonvervaardigers belowe batterye met tot 21 uur praattyd en 390 uur bystand-tyd. Maar met verloop van tyd vervaag dit as jy jou foon laai met toeps en foto’s." Reaad the full article hereTo read the English version Click Here ...



Professional Film Shot Entirely On an iPhone 6
25 Feb 15
You may not believe it but this short film was shot entirely on an iPhone 6. Filmmaker and photographer Tristan Pope shot this short film, entitled Romance in NYC. The film was funded on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Enjoy...



Cell C Seem To Be Winning Over MTN Customers
23 Feb 15
Recent findings revealed by JSE-listed Blue Label Telecom reveal that MTN have lost 2% in the pre-paid (pay-as-you-go) market over the last 6 months to Cell C, while Vodacom have remained stable (at 50% of the market). Cell C has recently gained 21% of the market share (up from 17%). MTN on the other hand is down to 27% from 32%. Of course this does not paint a complete picture since the...



Frontback - The App That Takes a Picture Of The Front and The Back
22 Feb 15
It's all in the name, but still - this app needs a short description; it's just that cool.Frontback makes use of both your phones cameras at the same time and then stitches them together for you into one really amazing picture.Selfies appear less egotistical. Scenic shots capture your expression at the time (after all, you probably took the picture because the moment inspired you right?). ...



Mobile Data Strain On The Way In South Africa
21 Feb 15
Recently an article published on Fin24.com reported on a possible mobile data crunch that may be headed for South Africa. Experts are warning that the number of mobile data users and their data usage are growing faster than the available spectrum can handle. So what does this all mean? Well unless more mobile data spectrum is made available the demand for data will come under severe stra...



Kill Your Cell Phone Bill - Look Into Porting
20 Feb 15
Is your cell phone bill killing you?You may find that a Network other than the one you are on is offering the perfect deal to suit your needs. What’s stopping you? Porting your cell phone number is:QuickEasyFreeBest of all you won’t lose your current cell phone number (learn more about porting here). So kill your bill and switch Networks ...



Addictive Free Gaming App Of The Week
20 Feb 15
2048The game is just as simple as its name, but far more fun and far more addictive.Like most simple cell phone and tablet games "2048" is actually far easier to play than to describe, so Phil's advice is to just download it now and start playing. Our promise is that you will love it.In an attempt to describe the game here goes:You play the game by creating a box with the number 2048 in it. Yo...



How Cell Phone Signal Jamming Works
18 Feb 15
Did you know that your cell phone reception can be jammed? It’s really not that complicated and can be done on a fairly large scale (as evident at Thursday’s State of the Nation address). So how does it work? Cellular signal are typically really robust but they are also easily disturbed. In order to cause enough disturbance all a "jammer” needs to do is cause lots of signal noise which s...



Cell Phone Signal Jamming - Is It Legal?
16 Feb 15
In short the answer is "no”. However there are certain special instances where cell phone signals are legally allowed to be jammed. Icasa, in response to Thursdays State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma’s, said in 2012 that the use of wireless signal jammers in South Africa was illegal. In fact there are certain exceptions, none of which apply to what happened on Thursday ni...



The Repercussions Of Signal Blocking In Parliament - SONA
15 Feb 15
You may have heard (unless you only watch SABC News who did not report on this) that cell phone signals were blocked during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation-address (SONA) on Thursday. This suspicious act of course has raised questions about whether the institution acted illegally in doing so. The South African media houses are now seeking a court order which will prevent this ...



Supercharged Cell Phones
12 Feb 15
ARM has announced that its next generation cell phone chip processor will deliver 3.5 times the power of the chips powering today's smartphones. What does that mean? The new chip will have 3.5 times more power (so your phone will become more powerful) and it will be 75% more energy efficient (so your super-fast phone will last longer). Loading apps faster, being able to process an...



Phone Battery Blues - Tips, Tricks and Facts to Get Through Loadshedding
11 Feb 15
Everyone knows that size doesn't count, in fact the smaller the better - its stamina that counts. We are of course talking about cell phone batteries.Your phone is important to you, you rely on it for information, navigation, communication, safety and of posting pictures of cats on the internet. However load shedding has made it ever more important to understand how to take care of your phone ...



Top App - SwiftKey
11 Feb 15
This is an oldie but a goodie. If you have just received a new phone, or if your current phone does't have Swiftkey - well what are you waiting for? Download it now!Swiftkey is a keyboard replacement for your iPhone and Android phone. With support for over 800 emoji emoticons you will be guaranteed to love this app. Swiftkey has transformed the keyboard to an extent that your typing skills wil...



Network Number Porting - The Facts
09 Feb 15
Mobile Number Portability, What Is It?(MNP), or Network Porting, or simply switching Networks gives you the power to switch your current cell phone network or service provider to a network of your choosing but still keep your existing cell phone number. In South Africa we have four Network Service Operating Providers namely; Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and Telkom. Each Net...



The Classic Revival - BlackBerry
08 Feb 15
There was a time in South Africa when owning a BlackBerry cell phone was the only choice when choosing a smartphone for the socially concerned. BlackBerry offered its users status, cutting edge technology and of course free BBM. Of course the honeymoon which BlackBerry enjoyed in South Africa was called to an abrupt end when the smartphone manufacturer couldn't offer its users what the...



Microsoft Buys Email Startup - Re-brands As Outlook
05 Feb 15
Recently Microsoft purchased Acompli; an email start-up app. Many were puzzled, that is until Microsoft rolled out a new version of the app under the familiar name Outlook. The Outlook app is powerful, beautiful and fills a big gap always evident in Microsoft’s mobile offering. The app supports Yahoo, Gmail, iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox… the list goes on, and you can set up multiple acc...



Xiaomi MiNote Sold Out Record - 3 Seconds
05 Feb 15
On your marks, get set, go. You can’t deny that the Xiaomi Mi Note is off to a great start – after all it was sold out in just about 3 seconds. The 5.7 inch smartphone was set to become the iPhone killer (or competitor). Although the total number of phones sold has not been disclosed however there were 220 million reservations for the device. The MiNote comes with an impressive bundle of...



The Future Of The iPad
04 Feb 15
Many people believe that the future isn't very bright for the tablet, except for Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Tim Cook believes that "over the long arc of time," there's still a "very, very bright future" for the iPad. This is response to the recent decline in iPad sales. Apple sold "only” 21 million iPads during the December quarter, down from 26 million just the year before. In relation ...



FillApp - The South African Fuel Alert App
03 Feb 15
FillApp is designed to help South Africans save petrol money. Recently fuel prices have become sovolatile that by knowing the best time to fill up could literally help you save hundreds of Rands.TouchFriendly (the developers behind this handy smartphone app) developed FuelApp for the consumer on the move. The app is easy to install, requires to sign up and delivers no advertisements. Like Phonefin...



Talking Tech On CliffCentral.com With Phonefinder
02 Feb 15
There are so many cell phone deals out there but which one is right for you? The tech team speak to Lance Krom from phonefinder.co.za who reveals a solution that marries you up to the ideal phone and contract package, all at the touch of a button.Listen to the podcast here ...



Win Power With Phonefinder - 10 Swiss Mobility Power Packs To Give Away
02 Feb 15
WIN!NO POWER AT HOME? THEN GET POWER IN YOUR POCKET! Phil has decided to give away 10 Swiss Mobility Power Packs to 10 lucky Phonefinder winners Keep your phone powered up during load shedding with PhonefinderHow to enter First sign up to our newsletterThen find Phil in this heap of phones on Facebook The 10 lucky winners will be selected at random and announced on th...



Facebook Has 1 Point 4 Billion Users
02 Feb 15
Boasting 1.4 billion users must be pretty amazing, no wonder Mark Zuckerberg as such a big smile. Facebook may evoke mixed emotions within you, but the chances are you will turn to Facebook to express those emotions anyway. That is because Facebook has become a part of many of our lives. It’s where we store precious pictures, curate our friendships and express our thoughts (some more than oth...



Video On Deman With Altech Node
31 Jan 15
Video on demand (VOD) is here in South Africa - and it is awesome. Using the Altech Node console and a MultiChoice DSTV dish viewers will now be able to tap into 700 hours of entertainment. Altech promises no buffering times, a rich library of fresh movies and TV shows all delivered in 1080p high definition (HD). What to expect 200 hours of TV series at launch 140 movies at lau...



WhatsApp Can Ban You
29 Jan 15
WhatsApp has banned users who have been using third party applications, which goes against its terms and conditions. Unauthorised third party apps such as WhatsApp+ (a really silly name for any company not owned by WhatsApp or Facebook because it is an obvious target for a cease and desist) are being shut down. Before you accuse WhatsApp of being bully you need to understand their reason...



Was Your Cellphone Contract Declined? - Phonefinder Can Help
29 Jan 15
Have you been declined a cellphone contract recently?You may have noticed how hard it is to sign up to a cell phone contract these days. It is frustrating and maddening - and that is why we at Phonefinder have put together the "credit friendly” Service Providers.Our Credit Friendly guys will ensure that you are heard and that applying for a phone contract is as easy as possible.CREDIT FRIENDLYView...



Phonefinder gets a mention on Menstuff.co.za
28 Jan 15
"Trying to pull apart the crux of a cellphone contract can be like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube with one hand, but a South African company is making the task a lot simpler thanks to a handy comparison feature." Read the full article herePhonefinder lists over 5000 cell phone contract deals from all South African Network Service Operators including MTN, Cell C, Vodacom, Telkom and Virgin Mobile S...



MTN Leading The Way With Data Share
28 Jan 15
Just when you thought that MTN was lagging behind in the cell phone operating service space they announce Data Share. Data Share is available to Prepaid, Postpaid, TopUp and MTNChoice customers. So what is it all about? Now you can share your data with up to 20 other MTN numbers. So unused data is a thing of the past because now you can add a link from a main account to up to 20 other...



We Won't Need Keyboards Where Wer'e Going
27 Jan 15
Your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices are getting increasingly familiar with you. Learning your habits, your voice your needs – so much so that you often don’t even need to type a thing to get the results you want. Wake up in the morning and your cell phone has the weather, the traffic and your news of interest ready for you. No need to type a thing, a simple tap on your touch s...



Google May Join MTN, Cell C, Vodacom And Telkom
26 Jan 15
Google is in talks to becoming a mobile phone carrier. That means that the amount of cell phone contract deals on Phonefinder may just increase very soon. The Google service won’t start in South Africa, it may never even reach us, however the thought is promising. Google would be a virtual network operator (MVNO), like Virgin Mobile South Africa. That means that Google would be buying Netw...



Top App iBillionaire
25 Jan 15
While this app won’t necessarily turn you into a billionaire it certainly will give you the skills so that you can make smarter decisions with your money (the type of decisions billionaires may use). So instead of playing Angry Birds or Clash of Clans on your cellphone why not use your spare time to become smarter with your investments? This handy app teaches strategies used by actual billi...



My Office Magazine - Phonefinder Sees Massive Growth
23 Jan 15
Phonefinder has become South Africa’s largest cellular services Price Comparison site, now listing over 5 000 deals at any one time from all of the country’s mobile network operators. Read more...



Tiny Keyboard In Your Pocket
22 Jan 15
TextBlade is here. This miniature keyboard easily clicks together with a magnet and fits snugly in your pocket (even inside that awkward little pocket that is inside of your jeans pocket). Say goodbye to frustrating text messages and mistyped words because the TextBlade is here. This new take on mobile keyboards is actually really ingenious, simple to use and not a struggle to smuggle around....



The Ultimate iPhone Drop Test From Space
21 Jan 15
This is by far the most daring drop test by any cell phone manufacturer. Of course the test wasn't purely just for the iPhone but also for the protective cover manufacturer Urban Armour Gear. This iPhone was protected by a composite iPhone case, so please don’t try this at home. Some facts before you watch this video Starting fall from 100,000 feetWithstanding temperatures of -6...



Google Translate - An Awesome App
18 Jan 15
Google has always been our go-to translation tool, but it’s always been a little slow – and by slow we mean instantaneous but you had to press enter on the keyboard. Now Google Translate operates in real-time on your cell phone. Best of all, it’s available now. Word Lens Google’s Word Lens uses augmented reality to translate text in real time, through your phone camera, instantly! Hold your c...



Holagram Cell Phone Calls Might Be A Reality Soon
18 Jan 15
It might be a long way away from being implemented in South Africa, but the UK are experimenting with 5G Network towers with mobile data speeds of 50 Gbit/s. The technology is set to be installed in 2020. The implications of such mobile data speeds? Holographic videos on your cellphone! That’s pretty exciting....



Self Healing Phones
18 Jan 15
LG wowed audiences at CES in Las Vegas with an impressive trick – their self-healing LG Flex. This is the phone that the villain from Terminator 2 would use.  The LG G Flex of course also comes with a curved screen, but forget that for now – it heals itself! Of course for now it’s only the back cover which heals itself which may not be of that much importance to most people. However...



Phonefinder And Autopage Bring You Exclusive Deals
18 Jan 15
Phonefinder Autopage Exclusive Deals Phonefinder have teamed up with Altech Autopage Cellular in order to bring you limited and exclusive cell phone contract deals. These deals can only be found on Phonefinder. Click here to compare Exclusive DealsHow do we do it? We don’t take a commission. That’s right, Phonefinder have decided to pass up on the commission we would make and are pa...



Twisted Light - Fast Broadband
11 Jan 15
Scientists are experimenting with "twisted light”. Of course data transmitted through twisted light will travel much faster. It’s unnecessary for the layman like you and I to understand how twisted light works, all which is necessary to know is that the upper limits of data transmitting has not even nearly been met. That is great news (even if South Africa is far away from "standard” bro...



BlackBerry Classic - One Step Back In the Right Direction
11 Jan 15
It seems that BlackBerry is returning to its roots with their new phone, the BlackBerry Classic. While other manufacturers have given up on the traditional keyboard BlackBerry is making it a predominant feature. BlackBerry’s rational behind this is that they are relying on their core user, the business user, to embrace the smartphone’s physical keyboard. This phone isn't intended fo...



Thumbtom - Earn Points With Your Lock Screen
11 Jan 15
Use your thumb to earn Tom! – That’s the promise from the latest South African cell phone app start-up app Thumbtom. ThumbTom is a free Android App that pays you to unlock your phone - enjoy beautiful content and timely promotions on your smart phone’s lockscreen. Every time you open your phone you will be greeted with a "billboard” advertisement. The advertisements are in line with your...



WhatsApp Exceeds 700 Million Users
11 Jan 15
Although only still only half as big as social media giant Facebook, WhatsApp has exceeded 700 million users. The difference of course is that WhatApp users are active daily and generally only have one account. Facebook acquired WhatsApp last year for $19bn when whatApp had 450 million users. South Africa reportedly has 10million active WhatsApp users.To compare cell phone contract dea...



Selfies Just Got Brighter
11 Jan 15
Do you take selfies in the dark only to find the picture is not "share-able”? Well Lenovo has a solution for that and it comes with the Vibe X2 Pro. The problem is the flash and Lenovo have come to the rescue. The Vibe X2 Pro comes with a flash extension which syncs with your phone's shutter to automatically flash any time a photo's taken. Of course it is currently only compatible ...



This Phone Will Self Destruct
02 Jan 15
This isn't a plot from Mission Impossible, this is the result of the collaboration between BlackBerry and Boeing. The smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry and Boeing are working on will be the safest phone for your data. So if you think your data is "highly confidential” then this will be the phone for you. Backed by highly encrypted phone calls and data transmissions the smart phone will...



Transparent Shell For A Transparent Phone
02 Jan 15
Meet the newest phone to run Firefox OS, the Fx0. You may notice something pretty cool; this phone is transparent. The Fx0 comes standard with all the latest technology including 4G LTE, NFC (technology used for mobile payments), a 4.7 inch display (the same size of the iPhone 6), a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and of course a see through shell. The reasoning behind the see-through shell ...



Jolla - The New Nokia
01 Jan 15
You may have already heard of Jolla; the cell phone claiming to be the answer to what the world needs. Their company slogan says it all "The world doesn't need yet another smartphone – it needs a new way of thinking”. So what is Jolla? Jolla’s story begins at Nokia (recently acquired by Microsoft). When Nokia began losing markets are in the cell phone market they decided to develop ...



Cell C Finishes Its Network Upgrades
30 Dec 14
Cell C’s Network upgrades which for part of its "2015 LTE strategy” have been completed. Cell C in the race to deliver increased capacity and coverage across the country have been working hard to complete its Radio Access Network (RAN) upgrade in Gauteng which is necessary for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) strategy. Here’s what Cell C has been up to: Upgrading 1,215 out of network e...



Great Apps For Expecting Parents
29 Dec 14
Anxious about the soon to arrive baby? Well don't be! These great apps for your tablet or smart-phone will answer all your questions, train you for all the new skills you will need and make sure that you forget nothing. Watch "Apps for expecting parents" by Tech Report. ...



Phonefinder Goes On Air with Geeks And Gadgets
27 Dec 14
Geeks And Gadgets is a weekly technology show on Jacaranda FM hosted by Frankie du Toit and Craig Wilson.Recently Frankie and Craig caught up with one of the founders of Phonefinder Lance Krom in order to find out the inspiration, hurdles and drive behind South Africa's only cell phone contract comparison website Phonefinder.Phonefinder is on a drive to help South African's choose the best...



Super Powered Communications Via Skype For Business
03 Dec 14
The perfect mash-up of Skype and Lync will connect hundreds of millions worldwide.No company in the world enables easy communication like Microsoft. Whether it’s routing important business calls through Lync or a quick Skype video call to mom and dad, the company connects countless millions of people every day.In the first half of 2015, the next version of Lync will become Skype for Business&...



Steps To Simplicity
30 Nov 14
The article "Catch-22 for cellphone plan complexity" - By By Bonnie Tubbs, (ITWeb telecoms editor.Johannesburg, 28 Nov 2014) talks about the trend towards cell phone contract price plan simplicity in the South African Cell Phone Network marketplace. This is the reason Phonefinder exists."Lance Krom, founder and MD of cellphone contract comparison site Phonefinder, says he developed the aggregator ...



The Internet Is Getting Pretty Crowded
29 Nov 14
By 2014 the internet will get pretty crowded, accommodating nearly half of the world’s population. Global Internet usage will amount to about 2.89 billion in 2015 (around 42.4% of the world’s population). Of course the most obvious reason for this sudden growth is accessibility to mobile phones. Hope you are ready to make more friend’s on Facebook and look at even more cat memes. ...



Pinterest - The Fastest Growing Social Media Platform This Year
29 Nov 14
Turns out that the quickest growing social media site this year was not a new boy on the block or the obvious Instagram, but rather Pinterest.Phonefinder has a Pinterest account, but judging from our followers it looks like South Africa has not yet adapted to this platform yet (or just don’t think we load interesting content). While Facebook’s active users grew by just 2%, the active users on...



Telkom Mobile Deals Find A Home On Phonefinder
29 Nov 14
We are really excited to announce that as of today (17 February 2015) all of Telkom's exciting cellular and data deals will be available to compare on Phonefinder.You may have noticed the recent re-branding of Telkom recently. From 8Ta to Telkom Mobile to just simply "Telkom”. Now all Telkom cellular, fixed line and business services are housed under one brand, and it’s not just the name ...



Phonefinder On TechCentral
29 Nov 14
It's always a pleasure featuring on TechCentral. TechCentral is the leading quality news and information resource for anyone involved in South Africa’s fast-growing information and communications technology industry. If you are interested in the fast-changing world of information technology then be sure to bookmark TechCentral because they provide quality news, reviews and comment relevan...



Your Uber Ride Comes With Free Internet
29 Nov 14
Did you know that your Uber ride comes with free internet? It’s true. Earlier this year Orange Horizons teamed up with Uber to offer this incredible service. This was just a quick public service announcement for the holidays. Don’t switch on your mobile data when in an Uber car, just log onto Orange Horizons free WiFi. ...



Phonefinder One Year On - Making Waves In The Mobile Space
26 Nov 14
Press release: Johannesburg, 26 November 2014 Just one year after the official launch of Phonefinder, the start-up is making waves in the cell phone contract industry in South Africa. The cell phone contract aggregator website now boasts almost 5 000 deals at any one time from all South African mobile network operators (MNO). In addition, the website provides information on insurance options, phon...



Phonefinder On 2oceansvibe.com
21 Nov 14
2OceanVibe.com publishes the stuff people really talk-about. Business, Tech, Entertainment, Politics. - and just enough of each. Last week.Phonefinder was privileged to make the cut. Who knew that a website dedicated to comparing cell phone talk plans and contracts would raise an eyebrow down at the 2OceanVibe Headquarters in Cape Town."You know what’s hard? Having to find a new phone contract. Th...



Android Security Gets Beefed Up Thanks To An Unlikely Pair
16 Nov 14
Samsung and BlackBerry recently teamed up with the goal of beefing up the security of Android OS. BlackBerry's encryption services is a powerful ally for Samsung who wants its Galaxy Smartphones to be the number one phone trusted by big businesses (just like BlackBerry was in the not too distant past). Samsung licences a software from BlackBerry called Knox. It is Knox which will add...



Glu Mobile, Kim Kardashian, 43 Million Dollars
16 Nov 14
How did a simple game developed by Glu Mobile for Kim Kardashian make over $43 million in under 6 months? The smartphone app is a game with a simple premise (of course it would be) and simply requires players to reach the A list alongside Kim Kardashian. In order to do this players are able to purchase virtual goods like handbags and other luxurious items. Kim Kardashian Hollywood  ...



Facebook Downsizes Advertisements
16 Nov 14
Users demanded it and Facebook listened. Adverts will be downsized. Starting early January 2015 users of Facebook will start seeing less and less adverts. That includes "download this” and "like this”. "How then will Facebook make money?” you might ask. Well Facebook is really just making sure that you start seeing posts which you actually "want” to see. That includes interesting posts from your f...



Lumia Gets a Powerful Video Editor
16 Nov 14
Microsoft are making big changes to their newly adopted Lumia range. Lumia’s camera is the focus (pun definitely intended) of Microsoft these days. The new video editor will allow Lumia Smartphone users to create videos out of multiple images, videos and even text. Using Microsoft powered features the user will have far greater editing features at his disposal than ever before. This...



Weekly Spotlight on Apps
16 Nov 14
Have a look at the Apps which Phil has decided make his "Favorite App List".4 December 2014:Name: BoggleCategory: Puzzle GameDescription: Search for words in this mind game. Boggle is fun, addictive and stimulating - so you won't go mind-dead over the upcoming December holidays. Challenge friends, unlock power-ups and test your skills with multiple scenarios.Why: It's addictive. It's f...



Control Your News Feed On Facebook With More Accuracy
08 Nov 14
Facebook are always tweaking what you see on your news feed (sometimes with negative feedback from its users). Now there is a new setting on your favourite social media site: "The News Feed” setting. This new setting control will show which of your friends shows up more often than others and which friends you have selected to unfollow (with the option to "reconnect”). Go check it out.&n...



Double-Blue I Know You Have Read My Whatsapp
08 Nov 14
WhatsApp finally released the "read receipt” feature and it came in the form of a double-blue tick and with mixed reviews. Phil for one loved the idea.No more "sorry, I never got your message”, that ship has sailed. ...



LG Developed the Phone Without a Frame
08 Nov 14
A Frame is called a bezel, and LG have found a way to just about do away with bezel altogether. This means that their phones won’t have to get bigger, only the bezel gets thinner. That’s good news for your pockets – no MC Hammer pants for you. LG’s super thin framed phone comes with a bezel of just 0.7mm thich (your credit card is thicker!). ...



The First non-Nokia Microsoft Phone
08 Nov 14
Microsoft promise their first non-Nokia smartphone will be "big on experiences”. #MoreLumia You may not have heard but Microsoft acquired Nokia earlier this year and are now planning on dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia phones. A status on the Microsoft website suggests that a mid-prices smartphone is on the way "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology t...



Google Inbox Is Really Awesome
01 Nov 14
Watch this introductory video to Google’s new mail system, Google Inbox. The new vision of email plans to make your life easier to manage by surfacing only relevant content such as your photos or important tasks. By doing this you don't have to open anything to get at what you really want. ...



Soon it might be a bit misleading to call your cell phone a “phone”
01 Nov 14
Soon it might be a bit misleading to call your cell phone a "phone”.When the cell phone was first envisioned it was meant to connect people by allowing phone calls from just about anywhere, cell phone signal allowing of course. That visions quickly evolved to include text messaging through SMSs. Along the path to the familiar smartphone the technology saw big phones, tiny phones, round phones, fli...



Watch the Amazing Project Ara Prototype at Work
01 Nov 14
Check out this prototype of the smartest modular phone that has come out of Project Ara yet. Project Ara is set on creating a modular, interchangeable and customisable phone of the future. The video below showcases the latest Project Ara smartphone, called Spiral One. ...



Future of the Smartphone
30 Oct 14
The Smartphone of the future (or a month today) is likely to be way smarter, faster and cooler than your current phone. The technology is designed to keep up with consumers 24 month contracts – but how far will your pocked brain go, and to what end? One idea is that your cell phone will soon be as powerful as a high powered computer, so all you will need is a phone and a display in order t...



Emoji and Beyond
30 Oct 14
In this article we highlight 2 Emoji apps that will help add character to your messages. Your standard smart phone key board quit simply does not have enough emoji images. How can you for example adequately depict that you are lost if you do not have an emoji of a teddy bear flying a plane with a crumpled up map smacking him in the face? You just can’t. Emoji icons are fun for WhatsApp, ...



Apple iPads Re-programmable SIM
30 Oct 14
Apple have shaken up the market yet again with the launch of their re-programmable SIM card. New Apple iPads will feature a re-programmable SIM card that can be reprogrammed at will to any Network Service Provider (should that Service Provider participate in the programme). Of course this feature is causing a stir among Network Service Providers because it makes switching Networks really e...



MTN Collect Call Pay4Me Launched
30 Oct 14
Remember reverse charges? Well MTN have launched the cellular version called Pay4Me. If you don’t have enough airtime on your hone (you may be a student) you will still be able to place a collect call to another MTN subscriber.How it works:The subscriber who is out of cash or airtime places a call by dialing *127*#A Pay4Me call is then madeThe subscriber receiving the Pay4Me call then needs t...



Do You ZTE
20 Oct 14
With an aggressive growth strategy for South Africa chances are that you will ZTE pretty soon. The Chinese company ZTE has set its targets on South Africa with an aim of gaining 10% smartphone market share within three years. ZTE focuses on three strategic sectors 1) Telecommunications (network operators) 2) Broad information and communications technology (big enterprise) 3) P...



Goodbye Nashua Mobile
20 Oct 14
Nashua Mobile informed their subscribers last week that their accounts would be moved. All Cell C subscribers are to be moved to Altech Autopage Cellular while MTN and Vodacom will be moved to the relevant Network. Autopage, purchase Nashua Mobile’s 65,000 Cell C clients for approximately R91.5 million. The total sum including MTN and Vodacom is R2.26 billion – much of which will be used...



Vodacom Turbo - Smart Phone, Smart Price
20 Oct 14
Vodacom will soon be launching its new LTE smart phone, the Vodacom Turbo. The phone will come with all the bells and whistles and come in under R1500. Unfortunately this is just a teaser article since the phone is still in testing phases. Vodacom have not disclosed and features and specifications, only that it is due to launch soon. You may already be familiar with Vodacom’s other affo...



Android Lollipop Launched
20 Oct 14
Google has announced the newest version of the latest Android OS.Whenever the new Android OS is about to launch its name is much anticipated. Google has kept the long standing tradition of naming its new Android OS after a delicious sweet or dessert, keeping with alphabetical order of course. There has been Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat. Now the L-edition has b...



South Africa iPhone 6 Wait Is Almost Over
13 Oct 14
The South African iPhone 6 launch date is set for the 13th October 2014 Apple has announced that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be realised in South Africa on the 13th October 2014. Apple plans to make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in a total of 69 countries and territories by the end of the October and 115 countries by the end of the year. If they meet their goals the iP...



Watch Samsung Test the Galaxy Note 4 to the Point Of Destruction
13 Oct 14
Samsung Tests the Galaxy Note 4 to the Point Of Destruction Even the best of us can be butter-fingers, so smart phone manufacturers design their devices to cater to even the clumsiest users, and to ensure minimal phone damage manufacturers like Samsung quite literally torture their phones before releasing them to the public to test how durable they really are. In the video below you will...



The Rise Of the Selfie
13 Oct 14
Selfie is described by the Oxford Dictionary as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnaChat are littered with self-loving selfies for the world to see. This generation will certainly experience the repercussions of the selfie and its narcissistic manner. Never has a gen...



Snapchat Images Leaked
13 Oct 14
According to a report on the Business Insider there was recently a file containing at least 100,000 Snapchat photos which had been collected by hackers who were threatening to publish them online. This begs the question of "why?” Why would someone go through the trouble of stealing images from users who don’t care enough about them to even save them for large periods of time? SnapChat after a...



Samsung's Robotic Bum Test
05 Oct 14
This actually happened. Samsung have built a robotic bum to prove that their Galaxy Note 4 would not suffer the same fate as the Apple iPhone 6 during the #BendGate fiasco. So Samsung built a robotic bum (probably mostly just to ride the #BendGate wave). They wrapped the bum in a pair of jeans and simulated the weight of a 100kg person sitting up and down on the phone. After several hund...



London's Phone Kiosk Charging Stations
05 Oct 14
You definitely recognise a London phone kiosk – but what you find in many kiosks might surprise you because the very device which is making telephone kiosks obsolete have helped them find new life.Entrepreneurs Harold Craston and Kirsty Kenny have started bringing new life to London Phone Kiosks by converting the booths into solar-powered charging stations (and painting them green). The smart...



Amazing App for the Hard of Hearing
05 Oct 14
Support for this app should not fall on deaf ears – RogerVoice actually subtitles phone conversations in real time. This is the first app designed to allow the deaf and hard of hearing to verbally engage with their cell phone for the first time. RogerApp is in the fund-raising phase on KickStarter. The app is defined as "text-speech” and was created due to the demand for the ability to r...



App Makes Voice Like Email
05 Oct 14
This is a fantastic idea for the corporate world. This app will make voice calls more like the traditional email, with attachments and transcripts by using rich multimedia attachments and live voice chats. Business is largely dominated by emails even though a quick 5 minute call could be far more productive. The reasons why emails are usually preferred is because they allow for team collabora...



Cellphone Network Price Wars
04 Oct 14
You may have noticed that things are heating up in the South African cellular industry, and things are getting even hotter now that ICASA have stepped in with new proposed mobile termination rates. The good news: The price wars will be good for consumers, and Phonefinder aims to bring the "war” onto one website. The cell phone tariff wars aren’t only about prices though, a big drive is ...



PSA: Bug Might Erase Your iCloud Drive Documents
01 Oct 14
This is a Public Service Announcement from Phonefinder It’s been a horrible week for Apple, and it hasn't got any better. Mac Rumors has recently reported that a bug has hit iOS 8, and the effects are horrible! The bug could potentially erase all your documents in iWork documents which are stored in your iCloud drive. The bug is found in "Reset All Settings” which actually perma...



Windows 10 - Because Seven Ate Nine
01 Oct 14
The new Windows was recently launched and the name was first announce; Windows 10. The name in line should have been Windows 9, but Windows skipped 9 and went straight for 10, possibly because seven ate nine?What’s in a name anyway? The true value is in what it can do.Windows 10 supports smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs and will sport a fancy new start menu (they had to include that didn't...



BlackBerry's Fighting Back
01 Oct 14
BlackBerry predicts a big turnaround in the months to come, which is optimistic seeing that the cell phone manufacturer has posted a loss of $207 million on $916 billion in revenues over the last three months ending August 30. BlackBerry’s optimism is largely due to their widely accepted and acclaimed BlackBerry Passport which is already winning the hearts of business customers. The Bl...



Inside Apple's Testing Lab
01 Oct 14
In the midst of #BendGate fiasco, Apple defends the charges that their new phones bend and break too easily In the video link below you will see how Apple painstakingly tested their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were before being sent off into the market. In fact Consumer Reports conducted stress tests on the iPhone 6 series and found that it took 90 pounds of force to even star...



Vodacom Voice Over LTE
01 Oct 14
Vodacom has done it! They made the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in South Africa. What does this mean? "The migration of voice traffic to the LTE network will also have the benefit of freeing up capacity currently used to carry voice services,” Delport said. This will ultimately result in faster call setup times, clearer voice quality and potentially cheaper services to com. U...



Emoticons: the origin story from 1900 – 2014
24 Sep 14
Emoticons: the origin story from 1900 – 2014Emoticons are excellent ways to express your hidden meaning when you WhatsApp or SMS your friends. Sarcasm for example is completely lost without a tongue in your face punctuation :P or a wink-face smiley ;)It might surprise you to know how old the emoticons date back. Long before your smartphone, long before the Nokia 3210, even longer before your dad a...



Free WhatsApp for Cell C Subscribers
24 Sep 14
Free WhatsApp for Cell C Subscribers WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat services in the World. Cell C have leaped on the opportunity to give something back to their subscribers – free WhatsApp usage. "I have said before that we as mobile carriers have to embrace the over the top (OTT) players and partner with them to provide customers with added value,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos San...



The iPhone 6 Plus might have the bends
24 Sep 14
It is rumoured that the iPhone 6 Plus might warp to the shape of your leg if kept in your pocket for too long. The rumours have been spreading on Twitter and Apple Forums. While the rumours might be false they are plausible since Apple does use aluminium as its housing metal and the iPhone 6 Plus is remarkably thin. However don’t be quick to laugh at Apple because other manufacturers hav...



Google’s balloons pass over South Africa
24 Sep 14
Google’s balloons pass over South Africa Google’s Project Loon is the internet and information giant’s effort to provide high speed wireless internet to rural areas by beaming LTE signals down to customers via a series of high flying Google Balloons. Each Google balloon is designed to stay in the air for up to 100 days....



iPhone 6 Plus bringing in the Apple bucks
24 Sep 14
iPhone 6 Plus bringing in the Apple bucks As you most likely know Apple launched their new iPhone, the iPhone 6. The new device comes in two versions, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. What you may not know however is that the iPhone 6 Plus sells for around R1113 more than its smaller counterpart, however its rumoured to only costs Apple an additional R166 to produce. Apple reporte...



Apple Drops the i, but Why?
14 Sep 14
Apple drops the i, but why? This week Apple launched 3 new device, the much anticipated iPhone 6 (and surprise launch of the iPhone 6 Plus), the Apple Wallet and Apple Watch. Besides the iPhone however you may have notice that the naming conventions behind Apple’s new products were missing the defining prefix "i”. The much anticipated iWatch is named Apple Watch, the Apple mobile wallet ...



Phones to Smartphones to Phablets
14 Sep 14
A Phablet for every pocket.Recently Apple launched two new Smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus. Besides some hardware spec differences the main difference is in the screen size. While the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen (the Samsung Galaxy S 5 has a 5.1 inch screen) the iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display. The display size was a big leap for Apple who, until recently, was laggi...



SanDisk introduces us to the 512GB SD Card
14 Sep 14
SanDisk reveals the 512GB SD Card 512GB is more than half a terabyte of storage space. That’s far more storage space than most laptops and ultrabooks. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6 Plus both come with a maximum of 128GB, that’s a far cry from 512GB. Not only has SanDisk created a micro SD card that can add tons of additional storage space for you your Smartphone, laptop, ...



Some fun: Broken Phone Statistics
14 Sep 14
Some fun: Broken Phone Statistics It’s never fun breaking your phone or tablet. A smashed screen, faulty battery, phone charging issues or liquid damage is never a pleasant experience. That’s why Phonefinder has launched phone repairs. We have you covered. However below are some interesting statistics which might interest you. Do you fit the mold? The most common breakages: Sim...



Who is Virgin Mobile South Africa?
12 Sep 14
Who is Virgin Mobile South Africa? You've heard of Sir Richard Brandon and the Virgin Group right? That’s that funky group that runs businesses ranging from record labels to airliners, from gymnasium to banking. Well Virgin Mobile is Virgin’s venture into cell phone service providing. But what exactly is Virgin Mobile South Africa (VMSA) and why don’t we see any VMSA cell phone ...



ICASA Call Termination Rates
07 Sep 14
ICASA earlier last week revealed their new Draft Call Termination Regulations 2014 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is responsible for overseeing three communication tiers in South Africa, namely: telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services sector. On Thursday, 4 September 2014 ICASA revelled to the telecommunications sector its new draft Call T...



MTN Talk Free
03 Sep 14
MTN Talk Free MTN has recently launched a new pre-paid tariff deal which lets you talk to other MTN using friends and family for free, so long as your conversation goes over 3 minutes. The talk plan is called MTN Talk Free. How it works: after chatting to an MTN subscriber for over 3 minutes the caller will receive a further 57 minutes for free. Effectively the MTN to MTN tariff plan ...



South Africa’s Phonefinder Wants to be the Biggest Cellular Services Price Comparison Site
03 Sep 14
We would like to thank www.techmoran.com for their article of Phonefinder, we appreciate the recognition and hope that the exposure has helped more South African's use our services to find the best cell phone contract deal for their needs. To read the full article please click here...



Microsoft + Nokia: The Birth of a Giant
02 Sep 14
Microsoft + Nokia: The Birth of a Giant Microsoft Corp. completed its acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services earlier this year – for a whopping around $7.2 billion (R76.79 billion) Microsoft will now effectively become a hardware company with over 90 percent of all Windows Phones (Nokia's Lumia). Microsoft will also acquire the low-end Android based devices (Nokia’s Asha, X handse...



Daily Data Deals ..umm Compared
01 Sep 14
Data DealsLast week we announced the daily data deal offered by Cell C (Cell C Same-Day Data Deals), this article will show how Cell C stacks up against MTN and Vodacom."Many customers want a quick check of their social media or a quick post on an online service. These new bundles will allow anyone with a data enabled phone to do just that,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos. We couldn't ag...



Firefox Launch their Super Cheap Phone
01 Sep 14
Firefox Cloud FXThis smartphone (Cloud FX) is the culmination of two companies, namely Mozilla and Intex Technologies. The result is a smart phone which only costs $33 (R351.94).Unfortunately the Cloud FX is only available in India for now."With the launch of Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone," explains Intex director of marketi...



MTN's Bright Idea
30 Aug 14
MTN has a bright idea: use street lights as cell phone towers.MTN plan to use street lamps as cell phone towers and impose minimal impact on city landscapes.Our cities are becoming denser with new buildings which limits the coverage of a cell phone tower. Building more towers in densely populated areas simply looks horrible (even towers which try to look like trees are eye sores). MTNs p...



The legend of Phil - Phonefinder's hero
26 Aug 14
The legend of PhilThe SIM-card legends say that a savior would come to South Africa in a time of clutter and confusion, when citizens would need a guiding hero to help them compare cell phone contract deals. Today there are over 3000 unique cell phone contracts on the market. Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom Mobile, Axxon Mobile, MrP Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Red Bull Mobile are all fighting to offe...



Who has 600 million active users? WhatsApp is who.
26 Aug 14
Remember in February 2014 when Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion? Well at the time WhatsApp had about 450 million users. Today that number looks more like 600 million.Facebook has around 200 million active users using Facebook Messenger, and a further 200 million Instagram users. That’s a lot of text and images going through the Facebook world. The next biggest chat app is We...



Cell C Same-Day Data Deals
26 Aug 14
Cell C Same-Day Data Deals On the 24 August 2014 Cell C announced the launch of their new data bundle deals. These deals feature kilobyte billing increments. The new offer includes packages designed for:Daily Data bundle: Expiring at midnight Nite Data bundles: Valid from 01:00 to 07:00 in the morning On the reasoning behind these bundles, Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos had this to...



Time traveler caught using her cell phone in this 1928 film
25 Aug 14
Time traveler caught using her cell phone in this 1928 film If this lady is indeed a time traveler then we have bad news for you - not only did they have better cell phone reception in 1928 than we do today, but the cell phone of the future will once again be chunky, clunky and massive. That’s rather depressing. There is of course the possibility that this is not a time traveler who is b...



Axxess Mobile Introduce Rolling Data
25 Aug 14
Axxess Mobile is an internet cellular service provider with a difference. What is that difference you may ask? Well Axxess lets you roll over your data for up to 3 months. That may not seem like a revolutionary idea however currently neither Vodacom, Cell C nor MTN are doing it, which makes Axxess Mobile quit a big deal. Axxess Mobile is powered by MTN’s Network.For more information visit Axxess M...



Hands on the BlackBerry Passport [Video]
17 Aug 14
Hands on the BlackBerry Passport [Video] BlackBerry has always been a crowd favorite in South Africa, with only recent trends shying away from this once mammoth cell phone manufacturer. However BlackBerry hope to win back its fans with the new BlackBerry Passport. If you don’t know much about this exciting new device then you best watch the video below.Key features include:· Touch-sensit...



Noise pollution: the future to charging your phone!
17 Aug 14
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and researchers at Nokia have found a way to use sound energy to charge your mobile devices.Ambient sound (aka: atmospheric sounding, background noise or noise pollution) is the focus of Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and researchers at Nokia.These bright-sparks have built a mobile device that is charged up (a tiny little bit) by noi...



Limited edition HTC One (M8) Masterpiece: But you can’t have one
16 Aug 14
Limited edition HTC One (M8): But you can’t have oneHTC has become known for producing limited and exclusive cell phone model designs. Back in 2010 we saw the limited edition myTouch 3G modeled for Fender Guitar. Then in 2013 HTC designed another eye-catching masterpiece out of the HTC One X, that smart phone beauty was given away to celebrities attending Fashion Week in N...



The real meaning behind emoticons (Emoji)
16 Aug 14
If you use emoticons in your daily WhatsApp chats then chances are that you are using them wrong (although does it really matter?). WhatsApp uses emoji for its list of available emoticons. Emoji is a Japanese pictograph which literally means "picture" (e) + "character". Originally emoji was intended to be used only in Japan, however thanks to Unicode we now all get to use the icons on ou...



The most downloaded app with only 1 star rating
10 Aug 14
Which app is most downloaded but has only 1 star rating? If the logo in this articles picture didn't give it away, the answer is Facebook Messenger. Although Messenger has claimed the top of the pops (so to speak) in the Apple app market, users (that’s you) are not happy. Put it this way, Facebook Messenger has a 1 star rating which is the lowest rating that an app can rece...



Chip mimics the performance of the human brain
10 Aug 14
This computer chip (first conceived 2 years ago by IBM) mimics the performance of the human brain. That’s pretty cool. It’s called the SyNAPSE chip. The SyNAPSE chip is capable of: 1 million programmable neurons256 million programmable synapses46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt Unless you are a neurosurgeon or engineer the above specifications ma...



Top 5 Messaging Apps. The SMS is Dead.
09 Aug 14
SMS’s these days seem only to be for car insurance messages and fake "your cell phone number has just won 1 million Rand”. If you are still SMSing your friends, and if you own a smartphone, then take note of the below 5 messaging apps; not only do they let you bypass your Network Carriers call chargers (if you are on WiFi, otherwise you will need a 3G data package) but they are also fun ...



MrP Mobile Officially Launched
05 Aug 14
MrP Mobile Officially Launched Mr Price has officially launched their mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Mr Price Mobile is the second MVPO after Virgin Mobile to launch in South Africa and both operators use Cell C’s Network. MrP Mobile have launched with four packages. The Nokia Asha 503 (R89 per month) with R100 airtimeLumia 520 (R129 per month) with R100 airtimeSamsung Gal...



Typo iPhone Keyboard: It’s so QWERTY
04 Aug 14
Typo iPhone Keyboard: It’s so QWERTY You may remember Typo due to the fuss BlackBerry made last year about this iPhone snap-on-keyboard’s potential patent infringements. Now Typo, co-founded by TV producer Ryan Seacrest, has launched their new and improved design: Typo 2. The new design includes a back-light keyboard and a lock to prevent accidental button pressing. Their new layout how...



The South African Mobile Industry: 4 pretty cool stats
03 Aug 14
The South African Mobile Industry: 4 pretty cool stats With a mobile market penetration of 128% (that’s right, more than 100%) it is very clear that cell phones matters big time in South Africa. The below information was made possible thanks to the (MMASA) and the South African Audience Research Foundation’s AMPS (All Media and Products Survey), whose 2013 data collection published ge...



10 New Social Sites You Should Know About
29 Jul 14
10 New Social Sites You Should Know AboutEveryone knows that a cell phone is important if you want to stay social, even if you never even call anyone. However if you have had enough of Facebook and Twitter then you may want to have a look at Mashable's top 10 rising new Social Websites.The list includes Secret, Shots, SnapChat, WeChat, We Heart It, Tinder, Medium, Vine, Bubblews and Whisper. S...



How MTN made Wikipedia free to access for all MTN customers
28 Jul 14
How MTN made Wikipedia free to access for all MTN customersIn a response to an open letter by 3 South African students (Charlene Music, Victor Grigas, Andy R. Jordan) who were reaching out for nothing more that free and accessible access to education, MTN accepted the challenge and made Wikipedia free for all its customers.Data is expensive, Wikipedia is free. "That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation ...



Are you one of Cell C’s 18 million customers?
28 Jul 14
Are you one of Cell C’s 18 million customers? Cell C has recently revealed that it has an 18.1 million active customers on its book (June 2014, that’s a 59% increase from a year ago). It might surprise you to know that in Cell C’s 13 years of operation it has yet to make a net profit. However that has not slowed Cell C down! Despite their earnings Cell C has waged a price on South Africa...



Future smart phone displays could be analysing your DNA
19 Jul 14
Imagine if your smartphone display could tell if you were developing a cold.Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal and Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning are working on just that. The idea is that special spit sensors would be embedded in your cell phone display and be connected to your smart phone's processor. The applications are vast: assess blood levels, take your temperature, recommend v...



Mobile Typing without a keyboard
19 Jul 14
The keyboardless keyboardIntroducing the AirType; the first keyboardless keyboard which will let you use any surface to type up an email or WhatsApp message on your tablet or smart phone, and unlike the projector keyboards which you may have seen in the past the AirType has no visual displays at all, only 2 trendy bracelets.This is the future of mobile interaction. See the AirType in action below....



Top 5 Smart Watches Of 2014
18 Jul 14
If you love staying ahead of the curve, if the thought of taking your phone out of your pocket or handbag frustrates you, if making your friends jealous puts a smile on your face - then get your hands on a SmartWatch.There are literally dozens of smart-watches (both on the market and in development) so knowing which one to get is a tough challenge. In this short article we aim to highlight the bes...



The smartest smart-phones of 2014
13 Jul 14
Below is a list of this year’s top 4 smartest smart-phones of 2014. Phil selected these phones, and as a cell phone himself he has an eye for phone intelligence and beauty. Samsung Galaxy S5Running on Android 4.4 (KitKat) this beautiful phone boasts an array of performance features including an incredible display; blistering quad-core processor not to mention an excellent camera experience. For a ...



The very first cell phone advert
12 Jul 14
Have fun watching the very first cell phone advertisement. Centel Corporation was one of the early American telecommunications companies with a focus on providing a mobile phone service. It was founded in 1900 as an electric company and was eventually purchased by Sprint in 1993 (for approximately $3 billion). For more up-to-date, and South African phone deals you might want to have a lo...



Soon your cell phone will learn how to interact with you.
06 Jul 14
Siri: The next level of AI in your pocketSince the days when Michael Knight cracked wise ones with KITT, his artificial intelligent car, we (or at least every boy) has wanted to chat to a know-it-all computer. Apple came close to giving us just that when they launched SIRI for the iPhone in 2010; but the service wasn't exactly accurate, until now. Apple is making the next...



The end of exorbitant 3G roaming data fees
06 Jul 14
Flexible worldwide roaming Surf the Internet safely whenever and wherever you travel This is a fantastic product offered by SmartSim and will soon be offered to Phonefinder customers. If you are a travel bug, business jet-setter or planning a family holiday abroad then this is the product for you (unless you live exorbitant roaming 3G data fees). SmartSim is a Mobile Phone SIM card giv...



PhoneTip: How to Remove Scratches from Your Cell Phone Screen
30 Jun 14
This is not an April fool’s joke :)Below are two seemingly unbelievable ways to get rid of shallow scratches from your phone’s screen. Please try these at your own risk and before starting please make sure that you remove the battery (if you can, iPhone users just be extra careful) and in order to prevent liquid damage be sure to seal the ports of your phone with tap. Toothpaste 1. ...



Nothing shows your love for your country quit like a R45,544.00 Cell Phone
29 Jun 14
This is the one cell phone you fork out R100 for a phone cover. It’s the gold iPhone featuring Vladimir Putin's Face. Designed byItalian luxury brand Caviar/Perla Penna Encrusted in18-karat-gold Hand-engraved imagery Portrait of Putin's faceFirst lines of Russia's national anthemThe Russian coat of arms Price4,300 (R45,544.00) While you won’t find this deal o...



“Using a charging phone can make it explode” and 5 other lies
22 Jun 14
In this article we will explore 6 Phone Charging myths and finally set the records straight. Myth: Phil is the result of a freak electrical surge which traveled up a charging cell phone and gave life to PhilVerdict: Fact.Myth: Using off-brand chargers destroys cell phone batteriesVerdict: False. Yes; you must avoid knock-offs, Fong-Kong products and Apple chargers that have a peach as a logo ...



SnapScan: The new convenient way to pay from your phone
22 Jun 14
No cash, No card swipes, just your smartphone. SnapScan won the MTN business App of the Year 2013. With the support of Standard Bank SnapScan is banking on the idea that consumers will take to the idea of making in-store payments using the mobile phones. Safe: Your card details are encrypted on your cell phone. Easy: Got a bank account or Credit Card? Well SnapScan can be used with any MasterCard ...



Coming Soon to Phonefinder: Trade-in and Repair
17 Jun 14
Our Trade-in and Repairs partner has over 15 years experience in the mobile device repair industry, this is the reason why they were Phonefinder's first partner choice. We are eager to get started as we are sure are you.Trade-inIf you have a spare phone just taking up room in your man-drawer then you must visit us again soon because we will be offering to buy up old phones. That's right! I...



New miracle film set to end shattered screens forever.
12 Jun 14
New miracle film set to end shattered screens forever. This screen is not your standard flexi plastic cover; it is far more scientific than that (it’s a transparent film of electrodes on a polymer surface). However don’t let the science of things stand in your way of the meaning of things. So in a nutshell what does this mean? Well it means a cost-effective solution to protecting you...



The 7 most impressive Features of iOS 8
05 Jun 14
Apple has finally created more flexibility for developers who can now start developing third-party apps for Apple. What does this mean? Well for starters you will now have access to more widgets and media apps will have greater access to the iPhone’s camera. Here is our quick rundown of what impresses us the most. 1. New keyboard(s) Of course Android has had this feature for a wh...



Graphene: What it is and why should you know
18 May 14
Graphenene, a material which was isolated only a decade ago may be the new miracle material. Samsung, Apple, IBM and Google sure seem to be making a big fuss about it. Want to know why?Thin, it’s super thinGraphene is the thinnest material known to mankind. In fact it has only two dimensions.Strong, its super strongabout 200 times stronger than steel.Excellent conductorMaking it the perfect substi...



Apple iPhone Has Got Tall Plans
09 May 14
Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to the company having "big plans" for 2014. Could this be a subtle reference to a larger iPhone If so he should have said "tall plans”. Yes; Apple is producing much larger six inch screens for its next generation of iPhones. The expected release date is in May (although South Africa may have to wait while the marketing experts overseas contro...



South African Mobile Data Consumption
17 Apr 14
How much data is South Africa using? It turns out that the answer is a lot! In fact the average South African data user is using on average 1 GB of data to service their smartphone internet needs. Effective Measure’s South African Mobile Report: 1GB of data per month: 54% of South African smartphone usersContract Data package: 65.4%Pre-paid Data Contract: 34.6%Using Vodacom Data: 53...



Samsung Galaxy S5: All You Need To Know
14 Apr 14
Introducing the latest smart phone from Samsung; the Samsung Galaxy S 5, packed with exciting features such as a 1080 x 1920 eye-popping screen; a versatile high quality camera; a battery that just won’t quit and a Quad-core CPU.The Galaxy S5is a new smart phone which summons excitement, something which has not happened since the iPhone 4; but is the Samsung Galaxy S5 the phone which you have been...



How to increase your Android battery life by up to 4 hours - with just 1 picture!
01 Apr 14
Frustrated about your phones decreasing battery time?If you are like millions of cell phone users worldwide then you are in luck!It turns out that Android devices are able to receive hardware updates through QR code and optical inception.All you need to do is download a QR code reader (standard on many new Android devices) and take a quick snap shot of the image above. Your phones circuitry will a...



Cell phone insurance. Protect your mobile devices.
30 Mar 14
(April 2014) Phonefinder has announced the launch of their South African cell phone insurance options. Underwritten by Admin Plus and Brokered by Majestic Financial Services. Phonefinder will soon be offering consumers a quick and simple way to protect their mobile devices including their laptops, cell phones, kindles, notebooks and laptops. The cover offered by Phonefinder will ensur...



Phonefinder on eNCA
23 Mar 14
Phonefinder makes your life a little easier If you're in the market for a new cellular service provider, you've probably come up against a lot of complication and small print. But there's an interesting new website that aims to help you make one of the most fundamental decisions of modern life. Read more on eNCA"There's an interesting new website that aims to help you make one...



South African Network Talk Plans
22 Mar 14
Let’s talk about umm... Talk Plans.Phonefinder allows South Africans the ability to quickly click on a desired Talk Plan so that they can compare every offering on the market.Talk Plans are the attachments which cell phone Network Operators like MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom Mobile offer consumers in addition with a cell phone device. For a monthly fee; Talk Plans offer various amounts of inclus...



How Does a Touch-Screen Work?
16 Mar 14
You may be interested how Touch-Screen Technology actually works.Remember when cell phones were getting smaller and smaller? It seemed that the trend was heading towards creating phones for ants. Then with the launch of the iPhone in June 2007 "touch” suddenly came to the smart cell phone playing field. Touch-screen monitors quickly stopped the trend toward tiny phones and pathed the way for ...



Phonefinder: Your cell phone contract comparison site
23 Feb 14
Phonefinder is not a cell phone detective website. We do not find your lost phone (that’s too easy). We do however help you find a cell phone contract package which best meets your needs.How does Phonefinder work?There are over 2000 unique cell phone deals on the market. With so much option it is not fair to expect you to be able to compare them all before making a choice. That is where Phonefinde...



Vouchercloud: Vodacom’s location-based savings app
14 Feb 14
If the idea of receiving deals direct to your phone makes you smile, then look out for Vodacom’s location-based savings app, Vouchercloud.How does it work?Vouchercloud is an app which accesses your phones GPS in order to find the best deals in your area. It will then show you only relevant discounting retailers.Gone are the days of having to drive from shop to shop in search of great deals. Vouche...



Why is a cell phone called a cell phone?
12 Feb 14
It’s not because it can be jail-broken.It's also not called a cell phone because people nowadays feel trapped into phone contracts (if you do feel trapped then please investigate number porting). So why is it called a "cell” phone? It’s a really simple answer, but fascinating none the less. Our Network Service Providers (Telkom, Cell C, MTN, Vodacom) have cell phone towers which div...



Phonefinder on Techfinancials.co.za
30 Jan 14
Phonefinder would like to thank Gugu Lourie for a fantastic interview. Start-up Phonefinder fires up expansion plans"The innovative company — set up in 2012 on a shoe-string budget by Danny Aaron, Tom Goldgamer, Devin Karpes and Lance Krom — aims to venture into online listing of cellphone insurance, as well as the most affordable cellphone accessories."Read more...Tech Financials is South Africa&...



4 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Cell Phone Contract
24 Jan 14
Choose a deal, any deal. Choosing the right cell phone contract is by no means easy. There are so many factors which make up the perfect deal, including: which cellphone, how many minutes do you spend, how much data is enough data? Then there is the misconception that it is hard to change Network Carriers. Some people just stick with the company they've been with forever ...



The Tech Report catches up with Phonefinder
19 Jan 14
Last week Wednesday (15 January 2014) Phonefinder's Lance Krom was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Mabale Moloi for her television show The Tech Report.The Tech Report is your roundup of everything you need to know about the wonderful world of tech and is available in South Africa on eNCA (DStv channel 403) and in the UK on SKY channel 518 at these times (CAT): Thurs 21:30, Fri 10...



Apps to start a journal, because you are the most interesting person in your life
08 Jan 14
This year why not make sure that every moment counts? With the #100happydays initiative (check it out, and try it out! www.100happydays.com) and all your brand new new year's resolutions you may want to start documenting your life; after all you are the most interesting person in your life.There are countless journal apps for both iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry. This blog post by&nb...



Broken phone? Enter the Mobile Throwing World Championships!
05 Jan 14
If your mobile phone is broken, the screen is cracked or you are just due for an upgrade then why not see how far you can throw it? Sounds silly, and it is, but mobile phone throwing is a big topic in Finland.The Mobile Throwing World Championships started Finland in 2000 in a place called Savonlinna. The idea behind the sport was to provide frustrated cell phone owners a way to discard their...



Ryan Seacrest, TV’s superstar presenter, is in trouble with BlackBerry
04 Jan 14
Ryan Seacrest’s recent start up, Typo Products LLC has recently launched its physical keyboard cover which slots over an iPhone. The device gives users the ability to type using a physical keyboard. BlackBerry believes that the device infringes on its own patented design. At least Ryan Seacrest has got people talking about this once dominant smartphone maker :P Read more…Browse ...



What information is encoded in your ID number?
24 Dec 13
As online shopping becomes more popular in South Africa we as a Nation will need to become more trusting when handing over our ID numbers. Your ID number contains important information which is important to online shopping sites (or comparative shopping sites such as Phonefinder). Why is your ID number important? Your ID proves that you are who you say you are and it allows pre-vetting t...



Christmas Gift Guide: Cell Phone Accessories
20 Dec 13
This Christmas Santa Clause has it easy because his presents will be small enough to fit in your pocket – now that’s a load off his shoulders!If you have a friend or loved one who just loves his or her cell phone (and who doesn't?) then choosing the perfect Christmas present is going to be easy; it’s a cell phone accessory - and to make the choice even easier we at Phonefinder have singled...



Top 7 Smart Phones of 2013
19 Dec 13
Top Smart Phones of 2013In this articlePhonefinderwill take a snap shot of the past year - rounding up the top 7 smart phones that were on offer in South Africa in 2013.In no particular order, because all the smart phones in this list score exceptionally well, we will list the most desirable smartphones of 2013.www.phonefinder.co.za ensures that consumers are empowered to compare cell phones and c...



South African Monster Talk Plans
08 Dec 13
South African Monster Cell Phone Contract Talk PlansSouth African Cell Phone Network Service Providers (MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom Mobile) are offering a new breed of talk plans these days. We at Phonefinder call them the "Monster Talk Plans”.These cell phone contract talk plans are always linked up to ultra-smart phones such as the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 1520 or Blackberry...



South African Cellphone Coverage Maps
24 Nov 13
Use these coverage maps to find which cell phone Network Provider offers the best signal for your areaSouth African Cellular Network Providers, namely Vodacom, Cell C, MTN, Virgin Mobile, 8ta/Telkom Mobile have been securing their Network infrastructure for over 19 years.These 5 cellular companies provide service to over 30 million subscribers (did you know that South Africa is considered to have ...



Phonefinder.co.za goes on air to speak to John Maytham
17 Nov 13
Hard Drive: 567 Cape Talk— with Danny Aaron in Cape Town, Western Cape.John Maytham is one of the foremost presenters in talk radio today, but calls himself "a journalist doing a daily job.” He says he tries to connect the people of Cape Town with what's happened in the city and with what impacts on their lives that day, but that he has no grand vision or overarching philosophy.Listen to ...



Phonefinder on www.digitalstreetsa.com
17 Nov 13
Phonefinder – South Africa’s Cellular Contract Comparison Sitewww.Phonefinder.co.za- South Africa’s first unbiased cell phone and data contract comparison website. Find your perfect cellular solution in seconds. The days of long queues, complicated sales sheets and spending more than you should on a cell phone contract are finally over.Read more on Digital Streetby Lawrence on November 15, 2013Fro...



A brief history of iPhone up to the iPhone 5s and c
17 Nov 13
As you must know, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c have recently been released.You may be wondering "so what, what’s the big deal?”. Well the big deal stems from Apple’s ever nearing grasp for perfection. So before we explain what the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c have to offer we would like to recap the evolution of the iPhone (we will be brief).The iPhone was released June 29, 2007. It was the most...



Phonefinder on www.humanipo.co.za
12 Nov 13
Phonefinder looking to simplify purchase of phone plansJohannesburg startup Phonefinder has set up a comprehensive listings service for cell phone packages, seeking to allow consumers to make the best decision about a package that suits their budget.Read more on www.humanipo.co.zaMon, November 11th, 17:00·Tom Jackson_______________________________________________________Phonefinder is So...



Cell phone battery dying on you? Here are some tips to keep it lasting
09 Nov 13
You may have used Phonefinder to find the perfect smart cell phone deal, however the truth is that as long as you’re keeping up with technology and not using an old dumb-phone -your phone battery is taking a pounding. Android, Blackberry or Apple iPhone: your battery can only handle so much until it dies on you at the worst possible time.You are most likely always connected to the intern...



Phonefinder on ITWeb
04 Nov 13
Browsing cellphone contracts with PhonefinderPhonefinder is a platform where South African consumers can compare cellphone and data contract packages from across all networks and service providers, says Krom. "The aim of the service is to give people all the information they need to make the best decision," he adds.ByJoanne Carew, portals journalist.Johannesburg, 4 Nov 2013Read more..._______...



Phonefinder on TechCentral
04 Nov 13
Start-up Phonefinder hopes to take the complexity and cost out of choosing a cellular package.Johannesburg-based start-up Phonefinde ris hoping to profit from the complexity in South Africa’s mobile industry. The company is giving consumers the ability to compare mobile voice and data contracts from all the networks and service providers, allowing them to find the best deal online.By Nafisa A...



Phonefinder: Find Phone Deals Fast
28 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Phone finder does just what the name suggests, we help South African's find phone deals; but what you may not know if how fast you can find deals.Gone are the days of driving to shopping centers in search of a new cell phone contract just to stand in long lines, or waiting for the sales rep at the cell phone shop to...



Fun Cell Phone Facts and Stats: South Africa
21 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |South Africa may be on the path to being the most connected nation on Earth. With over 35 million active cell phones; South Africa currently ranks among the top 5 globally in terms of mobile phone coverage. That’s 84 mobile phones per 100 people!We seem to be forming a special bond with our mobile devices so much so tha...



Cracked phone screens are now
20 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Cracked phone screens have become the latest trend; at least amongthe youth.Youth have been purposely cracking their phone screens in order to look "cool". The trend is called "phone scaring” and is becoming increasingly popular. Think of it as the tech generation’s ripped jeans status symbol. Its as if a cracked screen...



Android KitKat: the story behind a delicious partnership
19 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |On Tuesday Google announced that the next version of Android will be named "KitKat," after the ubiquitous chocolate bars sold around the world. It's the first time a mainstream operating system has been given a licensed name, and the deal with trademark owner Nestle took time to complete: the BBC reports that Google...



Android: A brief history
19 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Android Inc. was co-founded by Andy Rubin (now director of mobile platforms at Google.) and bought by Google in July 2005. At the time iPhone was being launched and rumours about the Google Phone (or G-Phone) were circulating. No one anticipated that Google was working on a whole new type of phone operating system.This ...



And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’
17 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.zato find the best cellular solution in South Africa |The preparations were top-secret. From Thursday through the end of the following week, Apple completely took over Moscone. Backstage, it built an eight-by-eight-foot electronics lab to house and test the iPhones. Next to that it built a greenroom with a sofa for Jobs. Then it posted more than a dozen security guards 24 ...



Can I cancel my cellphone contract early?
13 Oct 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Do you want to cancel your cell phone contract but your locked into a contract?Are you getting horrible service from your Service Provider? Is the Network you’re on providing horrible cell phone reception in your area?Finally you do not need to feel locked into poor performing cell phone contracts because now...



Could this be the Phone of the future?
29 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South Africa |The cell phone of the future could be fully customisable, up-gradable, and sustainable.That’s if Phonblocs have anything to do with it.As you know cell phones have a limited life span, very often less than 24 months. Although yourcell phone contractcommits you to a 24 month contract, you are very well aware t...



What is the best Phone Operating System (OS)?
29 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Understanding Mobile phone software (OS) is an important step in selecting the perfect cellular solution.Mobile phone software, or mobile phones Operating Systems, play an important role in selecting your next smartphone.Smartphone makers are constantly battling it out in the market to create the smartes...



What does it mean to be Blacklisted?
29 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Blacklisted - a public list where people with bad credit records are recorded.In other words it means that you have a negative credit profile. Maybe you haven’t worked for long enough or that you switch jobs too often (being employed for 2 months and then switching employment for even a higher paying job may ...



Cell phone insurance: Is it worth it?
28 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South AfricaYou may be wondering if cell phone insurance is worth it.The short answer is yes.Your cell phone is a vital part of your life. You take your phone everywhere you go - and this increases the chance of theft, damage and loss.Remember the frustration you had with your old phone towards the end? If you had a s...



How to find the perfect cellular solution
28 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South Africa |Need to find the best cell phone deal? Let Phonefinder do the work.South Africa has one of the largest mobile phone markets in the world. With over 29 million mobile phones in circulation (and only 6 million personal computers) it is easy to see how cell phones have penetrated the South African mark...



How to avoid shocking cell phone bills
28 Sep 13
Visit www.phonefinder.co.za to find the best cellular solution in South AfricaPhonefinder makes it easy for you to search, filter and compare over 2000 cell phone contract deals in South Africa. Finding the perfect deal will save you money since you get exactly what you need out of a contract. No more wasted minutes, or worse yet - too little minutes (out of bundle minutes cost more...