Dear MTN Retentions Department

MTN asked my reasons for moving to prepaid. So I told them. Good day, Although my technical experience with MTN has been excellent, I have had numerous problems in a number of other areas, specifically related to contract. 1) Price increase during a contract term. I signed a contract with MTN to pay a certain […]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Hands-On

Image by RafeB via Flickr Over the past few weeks I got a chance to put the relatively new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic through it’s paces and see how it holds up against my current Nokia N95. This was a pretty important trial run for me as my N95 is starting to take strain physically, although […]

How Vodacom, MTN and Cell C make big money at our expense.

Image via Wikipedia I just came across an interesting article on the New York Times where Randall Stross decided to investigate the actual costs a text message has for a cellular network operator. Finally someone did the research I’d been too lazy to do for a while. As I suspected, a text/sms message is basically […]

A Cellular Conspiracy?

Interesting reading the following few links are. Still, I’d prefer to be able to read in silence on a long flight than deal with my neighbours’ cheesy ring tones… http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/09/technology/personaltech/cellphones_inflight/?cnn=yes “The FCC rules have less to do with the effects on a plane’s navigation than concerns that cell phones on planes could wreak havoc with […]

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