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Get the new Apple iPhone 11-series for cheaper when you trade in your old iPhone

Apple rolled out its trade-in programme after the launch of the iPhone 11, which will allow anyone who has an iPhone 7 and up to save some money when they upgrade at the iStore.

Finance minister Tito Mboweni shows that territorial infighting is still dominating government while the economy burns

South Africans can be forgiven for being confused by the release, and subsequent condemnation, of a broad-ranging policy document this week.

Telkom’s VS Gaming partners with Comic Con Africa to bring some esports goodness to the Con

Just like last year, Comic Con Africa has partnered with the Telkom VS Gaming league to bring some esports goodness to local crowds.

What’s up with mobile networks in South Africa — we look at the SA Mobile Network Report

The state of mobile networks in South Africa is an... interesting one. With many customers losing trust in most of them over recent years.

Telkom’s clever use of its mobile networks demonstrates how the once sluggish monopoly has evolved into a nimble underdog

Telkom, which has battled copper cable theft for decades, has started transitioning its landline users to it mobile network. Instead of my 91-year-old mother's phone using wires to connect to the network, it now uses Telkom's mobile network. It's been a game changer.

Icasa’s new mobile data rules come into effect on Friday, but some operators still want to screw us

This week, mobile operators in South Africa need to comply with Icasa’s new rules concerning mobile data, but most of them are still hellbent on screwing consumers.

A roundup of Huawei’s 2018 Black Friday deals

Although slightly late (MTN, iStore, PlayStation and Xbox have all already come to the party), Huawei has decided to join in the fun and announced the its specials for this Black Friday. We’re quite sure you’ve already got your credit card handy (as you’ve likely been making online purchases since a hair past midnight). But unfortunately Huawei doesn’t have any standalone special prices for handse...[Read More]

Call any network with new Telkom FreeMe bundles

You don’t have to worry about the minutes running out just yet (especially if you prefer calling over data). But if you’re old-school that way, Telkom has launched a new voice bundle promotion for their FreeMe and FreeMe Family customers which was available from 5 July 2018. The best bit? The bundles can be used to call any mobile network in South Africa. How does it work? Users pay a fixed ...[Read More]

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 getting a new contract, a bit of research is key to getting the be...[Read More]

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 a tier-system depending on how much data was bought. For example:...[Read More]

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 new devices for cash, too, and then use the SIM of your choice. Prices for the standalone Galaxy S9 vary from ...[Read More]

Keep your kid safe online with a KidTech phone contract

When we were youngsters, all we wanted were wheelies. But today’s children are a far tech-savvier and more demanding bunch. What children want today are mobile phones, which can be a pretty scary prospect for parents considering all the nastiness that’s out there, from pornography and graphic depictions of violence to cyber-bullying. Tariffic, which collates and compares cellphone cont...[Read More]

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