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MTN is offering users free call minutes. Hope your friends are all on MTN

Not even a month after MTN halted free Twitter on the network, they’ve decided to become charitable again by giving their users free call minutes. Maybe we need to start calling people again rather than tweeting at them? Yeah, not gonna happen. There are conditions, though — the call minutes […]

MTN launches their fibre service called Süpersonic

If your neighbourhood has been blessed by the fibre gods, chances are you’ve got a fibre connection or are thinking about getting one. And while the selection of ISPs is growing by the day, you might be more interested in a network you already know, which is why MTN launched […]

MTN demonstrates the possibilities of 5G with a drifting car

MTN gave a nail-biting demonstration at the Gerotek race track yesterday of the possibilities of 5G in the real world. In case you haven’t been paying attention, 5G is the next evolution in mobile data. We had 2G, then 3G, then 4G/LTE (though this one was a bit contentious, with […]

The best (and worst) prepaid data prices in SA

Data remains a hot topic in South Africa. Pressure from consumers and the #datamustfall movement recently prompted regulator Icasa to abolish data expiry, which will mean that once you buy data its yours to use. No non-sensical expiring, vanishing or other skullduggery. But, if you’re planning on changing service providers or […]

Data won’t fall yet, but at least it won’t expire

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has finally made a decision on the future of data for mobile users, and it is definitely looking up. The new regulations state that mobile data shouldn’t expire. Initially, the regulator’s draft regulation of data bundles proposed that data should expire in […]

The best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ deals in South Africa

Now that the grand reveal has happened, everyone wants to get their hands on the S9 and S9+ (well, a lot of people). We’ve done the necessary digging to find all of the once-off prices as well as contract specials on offer from local service providers. It’s possible to buy the […]

Standard Bank’s Shyft scoops the MTN App of the Year award

The 6th annual MTN App Awards has come and gone and at the end of the day there was a final overall winner: Standard Bank’s Shyft app, which took both the Financial Solution and the overall Business App of the Year categories. Standard Bank’s head of Forex sales Fikile Kgobe said […]

MTN ditches its stake in Afrihost

Mobile operator MTN is ditching its controlling stake in internet service provider (ISP) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Afrihost. MTN bought the stake in 2014 for R408 million. Consumer ISPs are notoriously tough businesses with thin margins and a highly competitive landscape to contend with. Also, in its role […]

Want your Galaxy S7, S7 Edge from MTN? Here’s the damage

Earlier today we got a look at what Samsung’s newly released-in-SA Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge hands would set you back if you were purchasing from Vodacom. Now it’s time to see what MTN can lay on the table. Let the battle of Red vs. Yellow begin. To start […]

Pre-order a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in South Africa, get the latest Gear VR headset for free

Yesterday Samsung presented its newest smartphones to the world and announced that those who pre-order either the S7 or S7 Edge will the latest Gear VR headset (the recent one with “Powered by Oculus” printed on the side) for free. We wondered aloud whether or not the offer would apply to […]

Travelstart gets $40 million investment injection from Amadeus and MTN

MTN and Amadeus (the tech investment company, not the 18th Century composer, genuis and naughty bugger) walk into a bar. There they meet Travelstart, the online travel booking company, and proceed to give the company’s African arm about $40 million, because large-scale tech investment is no joke. There really is no […]

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