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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 ...



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