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Cell C in deep financial trouble – Drastic measures considered

Mon 25 Mar, 2019

Cell C is in deep financial trouble and the company and its shareholders are now considering drastic measures to save the mobile operator. This is according to well-placed industry sources who told MyBroadband that Cell C continues to suffer because of its high debt burden. Cell C told MyBroadband that it is currently in R8.9-billion debt, as per its latest financial results.... Read more


Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warn

Wed 20 Mar, 2019

South African cellular providers warn that continued load shedding will limit their ability to cut data prices. This as operators spend millions on emergency power supplies and security for cellular towers across the country. Rain South Africa, the country’s newest cellular provider, said they have already installed backup power supplies at all towers, and generators at key sites.... Read more


Telkom accused of deliberately stalling number porting

Mon 18 Mar, 2019

South Africa launched number portability in 2006 with the ability of mobile users to port their telephone numbers between cellular networks. This facility aimed at boosting competition within the country’s historically-uncompetitive telecoms sector has been wildly-successful with more than eight million people choosing to change their mobile network operator without losing their mobile number. In addition, over one million geographic numbers have been po... Read more


'My Telkom fraud nightmare' - clients desperate to cancel are easy victims

Fri 01 Mar, 2019

Desperation makes you vulnerable to being scammed - and that is what's been happening to some Telkom customers who have spent months trying to cancel their contracts. Opportunistic fraudsters have been preying on those who have gone on to Telkom's Facebook page to find out why their cancellation requests have not been actioned.... Read more


Vodacom blames expensive data on government

Mon 07 Jan, 2019

South African data prices could be much cheaper if network providers weren’t hampered by the state’s delay in allocating 4G radio spectrum, South Africa’s largest cellular network provider Vodacom said on Thursday.... Read more


The astonishing story behind the Please Call Me fight between Vodacom and MTN

Thu 03 Jan, 2019

The battle centres around fair compensation for Makate’s idea which led to the “Please Call Me” service – but many people now know that the service was not his invention.... Read more


Telkom client billed for 2 years after cancelling account

Mon 07 Jan, 2019

Customers who have received service cancellation confirmations from Telkom continue to receive invoices, according to numerous reports we have received – and their bank accounts continue to be debited on a monthly basis.... Read more


Vodacom faces shutdown threat over ‘Please Call Me’ settlement

Sat 26 Jan, 2019

In five days time Vodacom will have to agree to pay the inventor of the Please Call Me service a settlement or possibly suffer a global backlash. Protesters plan to march on Vodacom offices on January 31, demanding that Nkosana Makate is paid proper compensation. The threat comes weeks after Makate called an offer by Vodacom an insult.... Read more


City of CT 'not allowed to say no' to fibre companies going on digging sprees

Thu 29 Nov, 2018

The City of Cape Town says it's compelled by law to allow fibre infrastructure providers to lay their networks across neighbourhoods in the city. This comes after some complaints from residents about the disruptions caused every time a provider digs up trenches to lay down infrastructure.... Read more


WATCH: Vodacom store in Polokwane mall trashed

Sun 02 Dec, 2018

The Vodacom store at Mall of the North was vandalised during a protest led by a group claiming to be Economic Freedom Fighters (Eff) members earlier this afternoon. Patrons at the mall caught some of the chaos on videos and photos.... Read more


CellC users get 1GB after load shedding interrupts service

Sat 01 Dec, 2018

South Africa's third largest network, Cell C, has apologised to its users who were on Saturday left without network for approximately 2 hours. The network provider said in a tweet that the network outage was due to a data centre that "experienced a power surge due to load shedding, which tripped the air-conditioning".... Read more


 

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