Yello joins overseas call fisticuff.
The ongoing skirmish between South Africas mobile operators over international call rates continued on Monday, with MTN announcing that its contract customers can now make calls to 200 foreign destinations for as little as 75c/minute.
The new rates are, however, available on a promotional basis only and are set to expire on 31 January 2014. They come just weeks after Cell C said it had cut international call rates on a promotional basis, also until the ... Read more
Still cheaper to call overseas than your neighbour.
Cell C has chopped international call rates on a promotional basis until the end of January 2014, reducing rates to 12 popular international destinations to 65c/minute on per-second billing.
The countries to which the promotional rate applies are the UK, US, Germany, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Canada, Spain, India, China and Singapore.
The 65c/minute rate applies to both fixed and mobile lines in the destination countries.
The rates are de... Read more
Works out to a sweet R20 per gig.
In an effort clearly designed at getting South Africans to try its wireless broadband network, Telkom Mobile is offering what its calling ғfirst-time Internet users the opportunity to get online for a year for a R49 once-off fee.
For that price, South AfricaԒs fourth mobile entrant is offering consumers 200MB/month of data over 12 months, allowing them to consume up to 2,4GB over the period. The special deal is available only on Telkom Mobil... Read more
Even more so than the female brain.
MTN has the most complex post-paid packages among South African mobile operators, while Cell Cs are the simplest to understand.
This is the conclusion of Tariffic, a recently launched independent company that analyses and optimises the cellphone spend of high-end consumers and business users.
Tariffic uses an in-house-developed software suite that helps users cut through what it calls the ғbewildering choice and complexity and ԓlack of tr... Read more
LLU unlikely due to same old politics, greed, stupidity.
Telecommunications regulator Icasas new draft regulations on local-loop unbundling (LLU) are ғtoo vague and ԓtoo broad to be implementable, Dimension Data division Internet Solutions (IS) has warned in a submission on the proposed regulations.
IS says that the only way to ԓsalvage the regulations is by convening an urgent workshop in which ԓall industry players work together to resolve the issues preventing LLU being implemented ... Read more