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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...



Everything You Need to Know about Podcasts and Where to Find Them
27 Jul 18
The best part about owning a smart phone these days, besides the insanely cool and futuristic features, has got to be the never-ending content and entertainment. From memes, to games, to movies, to apps, the list goes on and we all enjoy at least one of these entertainment options but not all. In this post we decided it was time to bring you over to the podcast side or at least try to. So wha...



How to Netflix and Chill with your Smartphone
20 Jul 18
You may be one of those people that look on with envy as friends, family or colleagues strike up a chat about the hottest show on Netflix at the moment. According to you, Netflix means having Wi-Fi at home and that’s just not something your pocket can handle right now. The other side of that coin is that Netflix is a subscription service and currently priced in dollars, which means the price is su...



Good News for Selfie Lovers, Camera Phones Are Still Evolving
16 Jul 18
We’ve reached a point where we may be fooled into thinking that all that can be done with Smart Phones has been done, especially on the camera front. Sure we have camera phones that produce amazing picture quality, but as many people may wonder what else could happen besides the quality getting better and better? Recently a new camera phone has come to light, and excuse the pun now for a few ...



Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Confirmed and This is What to Expect
06 Jul 18
The most popular Smart Phone brand in the world is at it again. Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event on 9 August 2018. While there is no confirmed release date for the newest phablet, you can still sink your teeth into all the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be offering to those that choose to get their hands on it and call it theirs. Display Th...



The Samsung Galaxy S9 Puts the Power of 4K Video in Your Hands
04 Jul 18
With the technology in smart phones developing at such a pace, it can be quite hard to keep up with everything that’s happening. Take the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for example, it’s the latest from Samsung and it has all the bells and whistles you’ll need and more. You’ve probably heard about a few features or all, but this post will focus on the video aspect of the phone. Now, with Samsung Galaxy...



5 Uses For Your Mobile Data That You Will Never Regret
04 Jul 18
Audiobooks This has got to be one of the best things about owning a smart phone these days. For the most part people don’t like reading, choosing games, music, social media and a host of other activities to occupy themselves with before picking up a book. Now you can just download an audiobook and sit back, relax and revel in the fact that you’re actually technically being a book worm with a ...



The Best Camera Apps to Make Anyone Feel Like a Pro Photographer
04 Jun 18
If you’re like many other Smart Phone owners, you’ll want to make the best of your phones camera right. It goes without saying that these days having a Smart Phone and not using it as much as you can is like owning a Ferrari and not driving it. With all the choices in apps that can take your current Smart Phone Camera from Amazing to WOW, it can be hard to choose the app for you. Luckily Phil...



You'll Love the Changes Cell C has Made
01 Jun 18
It’s been a busy time at Cell C lately and it’s all for the better of their customers. South Africa’s third ever mobile operator is on a mission to deliver the best possible service and with that mission comes big changes. These changes came as a bit of a surprise to most people, but will be welcomed with open arms. So what are the changes and how will it make a difference to Cell C customers...



Smart Phones Make Life better and here’s Why
18 May 18
For most of us, trying to imagine a time when our phones weren’t as smart as they are now is a next to impossible task. Each year more and more features and functionalities arrive along with the shiny new Smart Phones and because of this we just go with the flow enjoying it all in our stride. It’s not often that we find ourselves considering just how much changes each year with our Smart Phones or...



Google Assistant Just Changed the Game in a Big Way
11 May 18
While we all lived our lives, casually going about our business, Google has been hard at work. This week we got to see how hard Google actually worked and it sure is impressive. The latest from the Silicon Valley giant is an incredible update on their Google Assistant and other Google services that will be rolled out in stages. Forget about robotically voiced assistants that only respond to specif...



Huawei's Innovative New P20 Series is Simply Amazing
04 May 18
 This year Huawei decided to go big and they certainly did that with the launch of not one, but three new devices – P20 Lite, P20 and P20 Pro. With these new additions to the family, the company stayed true to the affordability and reliability they’ve become known for, while bringing something new and unbelievable to the table. For the first time ever, there is now a triple camera setup ...



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