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 […]

Collusion in ad-hoc mobile data bundle pricing?

The cellular networks seem to think we are all just as stupid as the government seems to think we are. It is abundantly clear on these screen shots taken today from the Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C websites that they are either price-fixing or colluding, or deliberately being anti-competitive in their pricing for ad-hoc mobile […]

On the Gautrain getting Cellphone Coverage by 2014

Gautrain and the Gauteng transport MEC has announced that their 80km rail system will have end-to-end cellphone coverage by July 2014. TAT TA DADAA! That’s not an announcement. That’s a fucking apology. July 2014? Hello, it’s 2012 now. Their lame excuse is one of needing to test that the cellphone systems don’t interfere with the […]

To the National Consumer Commission RE: MTN unfair data billing

Dear Commissioner, I believe that MTN are engaging in an unfair business practice with regards to the expiry policy of their Data Bundle products. Data bundles loaded onto a contract cellular phone currently have a lifetime of 2 months in which they can be used. Once the two month period is complete, any remaining unused […]

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 […]

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