How to Block Automated Calls and Text Messages that are Harassing You

Changing a cellphone number, especially one that you have used for a long time, is something that most of us are not happy to do. However, there are times when it seems like the only choice, for example when one is being harassed by unwanted calls and messages, which can come from many various sources e.g. marketers, debt collectors, scammers, etc. Before changing your number due to annoying calls and text messages, it may be worth exploring the options discussed in this arti... Read more »
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By Staff Writer On Friday, November 17th, 2023

MTN Starts Deducting Owed XtraTime Money from MoMo Purchases

MTN, like most other South African mobile networks, is known to allow its active clients to purchase airtime and data bundles on credit through its XtraTime service, which was launched in 2016. In the past, the... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

How to Get Free or Cheap Data Every Month

Data continues to be expensive in South Africa. As a result, internet users are always on the lookout for the best data deals they can find. Some of our readers frequently ask, “How to get free data?̶... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Misleading Advertising Detected on MTN Apps

On Saturday, 16 September 2023, we came across a relatively cheap data bundle on MTN’s MoMo app and decided to purchase it without reading the fine print, only to find out that the bundle was actually 20%... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, May 14th, 2023

MTN Increases MoMo Data Bundle Prices as Vodacom Sells 1GB for R1

MTN recently announced a significant price increase for its 1GB, 1 hour data bundle, which the network sells through its Mobile Money (MoMo) app. The price of this data bundle increased from R2 to R5 on Thursda... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Thursday, May 4th, 2023

MTN and Opera End Free Data Promotion

It is back to reality for millions of MTN subscribers who enjoyed browsing the internet for free as part of the promotion that the mobile network offered in partnership with Opera for approximately a year. Acco... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

How to Get 100MB Free Data Every Day (MTN Subscribers only)

As many of us struggle to make ends meet and rely on Facebook’s free mode to keep abreast with current affairs, a number of MTN subscribers who use the Opera browser are secretly enjoying 100MB of free da... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, March 14th, 2022

Mobile Networks Continue to Exploit Clients Under ICASA’s Watch

In 2019, after many years of complaining about disappearing airtime, mobile network subscribers were relieved when the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) implemented new regulations th... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Airtime Still not Fully Protected by ICASA Data Regulations

Earlier this year, following years of complaints by mobile network subscribers about unfair billing practices, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) promulgated new data regulations, ... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

No More Disappearing Airtime as ICASA Data Regulations Come into Effect

For a long time mobile network subscribers have been complaining about unexplained disappearance of their airtime. This is likely to come to an end this week as the new regulations by the Independent Communicat... Read more »