Feel like Your Airtime and Data are Being Stolen?

You’re not alone. It’s a topic of discussion around many a braai fire in South Africa. People top up their airtime and data only to find out that it has somehow vanished within a day or two.

It’s already apparent that airtime and data are pricey in South Africa when compared to the rest of the world. So, users feel they’re being robbed twice. The first time is by the prohibitively expensive pricing structures cell phone service providers offer.

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The Price of Mobile Data in 2019 – South Africa

South Africa has embraced the smartphone wholeheartedly. A lack of fixed-line infrastructure in townships and rural areas makes internet connectivity by any other means impossible. Having a smartphone allows South Africans to access services such as banking, social media, news and information.

The use of smartphones has become so prolific that South Africans can now file their tax returns on them. South Africa’s cell phone market continues to grow aggressively, like that of many of its African counterparts. This is characteristic of developing economies. The cell phone market has all but plateaued in developed economies.

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South Africa’s Mobile Networks Ranked from Best to Worst

Ever wondered if you are with the top mobile network? Or who takes the title for being South Africa’s best mobile network? Well, now we officially know! My Broadband did a survey int eh final quarter of 2018 and the results are in and they are rather interesting results indeed.

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Top Ranking Smartphone Apps South Africans Find Useful

It is extremely interesting to look at what smartphone apps South Africans are using on a regular basis and which apps they find useful on the daily. Looking at a snapshot of the top applications, it is clear that we prioritise communication and connection, with these apps making up 40% of apps that we make use of daily.

This is followed by entertainment accounting for 25%, sharing at 15%, finance taking another 15% of the pie and security only a mere 5%.

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Smartphone Prices in South Africa: Apple vs Samsung (2009-2019)

No matter where you are in the world, the price of smartphones seems to be skyrocketing. This is especially true in South Africa where the value of the rand to the American dollar keeps falling. Despite the exchange rate plummeting, the price of smartphones has steadily increased to the world over.

Smartphones have become somewhat of a necessity in today’s age and are simply commonplace for the majority of the population. Year on year the price of smartphones from major brands like Samsung, Apple, and Huawei increases exponentially with each new model they release.

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Review of 2019 Mobile Contracts

With so many options out there at the moment, finding the right phone deal for you can be a stressful exercise. Like which network do you pick, do you go for an Android or an Apple device, do you choose a contract deal or a pay-as-you-go? The options are almost endless!

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5 Great Tips on Buying the Latest Cell Phone

  • If you’re buying a cell phone, make sure you get the best value for money. Outright cell phone purchases are quite rare given how expensive they are. Most people buy a new cell phone when they sign a contract or upgrade their existing contract.
  • The burgeoning cell phone market means that there are more phones available now than ever before. Before you know it, a new cell phone is on the market and everyone is talking about it.
  • Regardless of how you’re buying your cell phone, here are some important factors to consider:

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The Best Cheap Smartphones of 2018 – Reviewed

  • With Huawei, Apple and Samsung dominating the mobile world, it sometimes feels futile to keep up with the latest tech.
  • Apart from a new model popping out every other month, your wallet can’t keep up with the pace either.
  • However, you are in luck. The South African market caters for smartphone users of all kinds.

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The 10 Most Popular Smartphone Brands in The World Right Now

  • The mobile world is turning on its head, and the once dominating Apple and Samsung have gotten some stiff competition in the forms of Huawei and Xiaomi.
  • However, there are a couple of new players on the block, and all of them have a claim to stake.
  • The top dogs won’t necessarily by dethroned within the next year or two, but their competition is gaining ground.
  • Here is a look at the world’s top ten most popular smartphone brands.

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How to Choose a Cell Phone Contract Wisely

  • Signing a cell phone contract is a big commitment. Service providers offer 24-month contracts with a variety of phones and packages. Sometimes, it can be a difficult decision to make. It’s a decision best not made in haste.
  • Trying to get out of a contract is an expensive affair. That’s why it’s important to make sure you choose the one that will suit your needs for the next 2 years.
  • Here are some factors to consider when choosing your cell phone contract:

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