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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...



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