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Best Travel Apps To Plan Your Holiday
18 Jun 19
Whether you’re craving an escape from the office or that old wanderlust has got you good, you need a holiday to relax and explore. Sadly, the planning that goes into a holiday can be tremendously counterproductive in getting the peace of mind you need from your travels. However, as with so many things in life, a smartphone can make planning your holiday that much easier. You’re most likely already...



Best Gifts for Father’s Day: Tech Toys For The Big Boys
10 Jun 19
Fathers Day is coming up and you’re still looking for that perfect gift to make your Dad feel extra special. He may be getting on in years, but he’s still young enough at heart to get excited about all the tech that thrills you and makes all our lives easier. Phil’s here to take you through some ideas for those gifts your homeboy would love to get on Fathers Day.For The Tough Tata: The Latest CAT ...



5 Self Care Apps To Keep Up Your Motivation
06 Jun 19
For all your good intentions, there is always getting in the way of reaping the benefits of all those resolutions you spun at the beginning of the year. Is work sapping your motivation? Or is your social life hampering your efforts at self-development? Maybe as you wrap up for winter, you’re forgetting that you’ll have to strip all those layers off again in summer. Whether you’re looking to get in...



MTN Now Lets You Recharge Your Data Via WhatsApp
06 Jun 19
MTN has introduced what it deems to be a world first for the telecommunications industry: MTN Chat is a WhatsApp channel that allows customers a direct line to recharging their airtime and data bundles. WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps in South Africa, so it only makes sense that a service partnered with this messenger app would be a better fit for most mobile-users.Keep in mind, this serv...



5 Educational Apps To Help You Smash Your Exams
29 May 19
Have exams got you pulling your hair out? If you’ve had to resort to googling "how to study for exams” then you may need these 5 educational mobile phone apps to help you survive exam season.With Prof Phil’s guide to study apps, you can "app” your marks and crack that distinction every time – class is now in session.EvernoteEvernote is the world’s favourite note-taking app and that is no exaggerat...



What Is A VPN And How Does It Work
29 May 19
You’ve probably heard a lot of people singing the praises of IP-camouflaging VPNs. But what is a VPN? Well, for starters, this three-letter acronym folds out into "Virtual Private Network” and has very little to do with your network provider (although Vodacom is currently offering a VPN for business). Phonefinder wants you to get the best out of your mobile phone contract and that includes keeping...



Cell C Black: A Binge-Worthy Bargain
09 May 19
With the rise of Netflix and ShowMax in South Africa, is it any surprise to see one of SA’s biggest data service providers getting some skin in the game? In 2017, Cell C entered the streaming arena with its own unique offering and this offering has proven to b e a match made in heaven. Cell C data deals have never been sweeter! With Cell C Black, you get a range of quality entertainment, eith...



Top 5 Gaming Phones 2019: A Gamer’s Guide
07 May 19
Smartphone gaming has come a long way from the hours of Snake we played on our Nokia 3310s. But these days, it’s not just Candy Crush addicts getting their gaming fix on their smartphones; die-hard gamers can continue to build their EXP points on the road with these dedicated smartphones designed specifically to put the best gaming experience in your pocket. Get your game face on with Phil an...



Telkom FreeMe Data Plans
11 Apr 19
A cell phone contract usually tries to win you over with large chunks of airtime and SMSs with some data thrown in as an afterthought. However, in the age of #DataMustFall, it’s become clear that the real demand is for data. Few understand this demand quite like Telkom, who is offering data bundles with airtime and SMSs attached. The Telkom FreeMe phone contract is built around its data bundles, b...



What is 5G and what can it do for your smartphone?
11 Apr 19
As 2018 came to a close, the words on everyone’s lips were, "5G is finally here!”. With more people connecting to their friends, to their work and with the world through their smartphones, the demand for next-level internet connections is soaring. South Africa, in particular, is in need of the new 5G technology and no one understands that better than Phonefinder. Aside from the need to connect fam...



Rise of the Fold-able Smartphone
10 Apr 19
The future has come to meet us in 2019! Foldable smartphones are here, and while they may be pricey on contract the technology is already very impressive. Soon our Networks (MTN, Vodacom, Telkom and Cell C) will offer foldable smartphones at monthly contract prices which will match any regular smartphone.When it all started.The launch of the Royole FlexPai toward the end of last year set the scene...



Top 5 fitness apps to boost your Discovery Vitality points
20 Mar 19
We all want to get the most out of our medical aid – after all, they try to get as much as they can out of us. Discovery is one of the famous few that actually give a little something back, especially if you’re signed up with Discovery’s Vitality Active Rewards programme, which gives you points for going to regular medical check-ups, hitting the gym, and eating right. To get the most points and ge...



Mobile Virtual Network Operators to the Rescue
06 Mar 19
Everyone knows the big four cellular networks in South Africa, namely Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and Telkom. However, not many people know about the many "virtual” networks that exist – and there are many! Quite a few of our visitors ask about an option outside of the big four, an option that is more affordable and a solution, which is a perfect fit to their credit score and which may offer blacklist-as...



Samsung Galaxy S10 A Phonefinder Review
28 Feb 19
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+: The gang’s all here, but which is the smartphone for you?In the run-up to the big reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S10, we have had plenty to gossip about. How smart will this new addition to the S range be? Will the battery life live up to (or even exceed) their predecessors? What will the camera quality be like? Since the Samsung S10 Unpacked event, we still haven...



Value Added Services: What you never knew your smartphone contract needed
08 Feb 19
Value Added Services: What you never knew your smartphone contract neededWhat if I told you your new smartphone contract could get even cooler? Do you want more data? Cheaper calls? Cover for phone repairs? What if I told you there was a way to get all this and more without having to shop around for a new cell phone provider or deal with the hassle of transferring mid-contract? With Value-Added Se...



Phonefinder Lists Devices for Credit Friendly Clients
08 Feb 19
If you have been declined a cell phone deal from a cell phone Network Service Provider then Phonefinder has great news for you!Starting from February 2019 Phonefinder will be offering a credit friendly service tailored to low credit clients (and in many cases also Blacklisted clients). We are calling this service Blacklist-Assist. It is geared towards the many clients in South Africa who dese...



Top 5 Antivirus Apps for Your Mobile Phone in 2019
31 Jan 19
When surfing the web on your smart phone, it’s always helpful (helpPhil) to have a lifeguard on hand (literally… since it will be on your cell phone!).When it comes to your personal laptop it seems far easier to know what to look for in an antivirus programme to protect your personal information (and perhaps some shady internet search history too). However, when it comes to finding useful antiviru...



New Smartphones Launching in South Africa in 2019
31 Jan 19
Mobile phones have come a long way from their humble, brick-like beginnings. Even with the smartphones we wield today, with all their wickedly clever capabilities that we couldn’t imagine living without, it’s still surprising to see these devices evolve further. Mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, and Sony spent 2018 priming the eager public for that next big thing, and in 2019,...



Understanding Mobile Phone Blacklist Status with Phil of Phonefinder
24 Jan 19
Have you been declined for a mobile phone contract deal? Were you approved for a lesser deal than you applied for? The reason may be a low credit score or a blacklist status against your name.When credit ratings can make or break your chances of being approved for a cellphone contract (among other things), it is important to understand how you can avoid it.Cellphone networks in South Africa need t...



New Data Regulations in South Africa 2019
22 Jan 19
Good news, everybody! The #DataMustFall campaign looks like it’s about to pay off. That’s good news for everyone with a smartphone! The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA for those of you too lazy to read the full name) is about to put its new data regulations into effect on 28 February 2019. "So, what are we getting out of this?” you might ask. Let me fill (or rather "Phi...



10 Dating Apps to play Cupid this Valentine's Day
16 Jan 19
You know you’ve been single for too long, when you run out of Adele songs you can drunkenly shout at your cat each night. Luckily for you, your buddy, Phil, can teach you how to transform your mobile phone into your personal cupid. Find love this Valentine’s Day with Phonefinder’s handy guide of dating and relationship apps for your mobile phone. Phil, the love guru, is in! Tinder You’re probably...



Folding Phones: The Future or Fad?
14 Sep 18
We’ve all heard the rumours about foldable phones, for some time now in fact, but Samsung is set on making that rumour a reality with its new Galaxy X. Now don’t get it mistaken, a foldable phone and a flip phone are completely different. So allow us to clarify. Samsung has had its sights set on a smartphone with a foldable screen for some time now, and because phones these days are mostly sc...



Save Your Data with YouTube Go
24 Aug 18
YouTube is amazing, but not so much for your data right? Well that can change thanks to the launch of the new YouTube Go App. So what is the difference exactly? The app has been designed to be much more data-friendly, which means you can still enjoy your beauty tips, conspiracy theories and how to videos without having to worry about all your data being eaten up. YouTube has realised how...



New Messaging App Moya Messenger is Here!
17 Aug 18
In South Africa, we tend to do things that might surprise the world but not us. A recent example of this is the new messaging service, Moya Messenger. A home grown competitor to the well-known Whatsapp, Moya Messenger is different in that it offers users across the four major networks in South Africa unlimited texting without incurring data costs. Now considering the whole #DataMustFall movem...



The Top 3 Food Delivery Apps to Feed Your Hunger
10 Aug 18
We live in an age where ordering in is as easy as downloading an app and we couldn’t be happier about it. The sheer pleasure of not having to spell out a name or address, the happiness that stems from being able to order at your leisure and of course not having to use your valuable airtime calling your favourite fast food place are all amazing. We looked at the available options in terms of apps a...



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