Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus prices from MTN

Today, 16 October, is Apple iPhone 6s day in South Africa.

Vodacom, Cell C and MTN have launched the devices today. MTN was first with a midnight launch and some of the major MTN stores were open to provide eager customers the chance to grab the shiny new phone just in time for work.

Vodacom launched their offering at 06:00 this morning.

But, in this post, we will look at MTN’s strategy to make the iPhone more affordable by extending their contract period from 24 months to 36 months. Continue reading Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus prices from MTN

MRP Mobile

Mr Price just launched their own virtual mobile network.


The new Mr Price Mobile is a virtual network running on Cell C.  As per the online I could obtain, the pricing does not look really attractive.


I do not know if there really is more space for yet another mobile provider in South Africa.

Calls are charged per second and 1 minute of chatter will cost you
r1.79.  An sms will cost you r0.60 and 1 MB of data, Out of bundle, will cost you r0.99.


The only accessible devices that they have available is the Samsung Pocket Neo and the huawei media pad 7.  Neither device is extraordinary.


The other devices are: Nokia Lumia 520 and the Nokia Asha 503.


If you are partially sighted, the Lumia 520 might be an interesting option.

Cheapest mobile call rate for those on prepaid in South Africa

For those of you on Cell C; they have recently launched a price plan that charges r0.50 per minutes for calls to all SA networks, including Telkom.  These calls are billed per second.


This is currently the cheapest rate in South Africa.  However, these rates are not permanent.  So, make use of them whilst they’re around.


To change over, just dial 141 and follow the voice prompts.  You can
also use the USSD code *147# to accomplish the same.

Useful contact numbers for mobile networks in South Africa

Many were the times that I needed to know the number of sales or voicemail or customer care on a particular network. The below is a list of useful phone numbers for the primary mobile networks in South Africa.

Continue reading Useful contact numbers for mobile networks in South Africa