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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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%.
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.
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!Continue reading