Second time the charm for MTN and Bharti?
But what does that mean for Africa’s largest cellular operator?
Who hath the debit order, hath the power
Abuse of debit order authority, whether negligently or intentional, seems rife. As power relations go, the consumer has a very short end indeed.
New technologies that excite the geeks
The universal chargerThe GSMA mobile phone industry association has announced a breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for for years: an agreement among several top mobile phone operators and major handset vendors to standardise chargers by 2012 for most cellphones.
The great cellular rip-off
An investigation into the costs of cancelling a cellphone contract found that prohibitive charges make an early exit unviable for most subscribers.
The weakest (cellular) link
Cell C could be R200 million richer if the Competition Tribunal approves the way in which the third cellular operator determines its under-serviced areas.
Porting road to nowhere
Mobile number portability was seen by many as an elixir to the high cost of cellular telephony in South Africa. Unfortunately, the reality has proved very different.
The shadow principle
Pretoria University and ITWeb ran an online survey of mobile data services adoption and perceptions in South Africa. The outcome lends credibility to a sobering Brainstorm roundtable discussion on the topic last month.
There`s much hullabaloo about low-frequency electromagnetic radiation and the danger this might pose to our over-taxed brains. Dr Brain isn`t convinced, however.