Not nearly as much as Ekom has, mind you.
In what comes as a change amid an ongoing price war that has seen prices steadily dropping, Vodacom has announced it will be increasing the subscription fees on selected contract price plans as of 1 May. Increases apply to Vodacom Smart, uChoose Smart, uChoose Flexi, Top Up and Mobile Broadband packages.... Read more
Sore thumbs directly proportional to money saved.
Cell C has extended its free WhatsApp promotion to 30 June 2015. The promotion was due to end on 31 March 2015 – a date which was an extension itself, announced in December 2014. "Due to popular demand, Cell C is extending the Free WhatsApp promotion until 30/06/2015," Cell C stated in a message to subscribers. The free WhatsApp promotion lets all Cell C contract customers and MegaBonus prepaid users use the messaging service without incurring data charg... Read more
Eskom's apathy and uselessness costs everyone dearly in the end.
Eskom's power blackouts have forced South Africa’s mobile operators to stockpile fuel and secure emergency supplies to keep their networks running. This is according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, MTN has strengthened its deals with suppliers to run its generators when the power goes out. Vodacom has increased its diesel reserves, is upgrading its generators, and installing additional diesel storage capacity at critical core network s... Read more
Retrench-me-not drive in full swing.
Telkom on Monday said its call centres and other operations were under severe pressure following reports of intimidation of non-striking staff members and go-slows. On Friday, the Communications Workers Union (CWU) embarked on a protest outside the parastatal’s head offices in Pretoria, after the company announced plans to shut down a number of its stores. The communications group said the ongoing strike escalated over the weekend with incidents of staff... Read more
Can we swop presidents? Pretty please?
The United States government has unveiled two separate initiatives to further improve affordable access to high speed broadband for Americans and boost education in science, engineering, technology and maths. President Barack Obama today announced the private sector had committed $240 million towards encouraging students to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. The pot of cash includes $150 million to encourage early-career scienti... Read more