MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 16:28

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 11:00

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

Warning over unregulated call rates

2014-03-26 18:57

A lack of regulation in the mobile network market would likely harm consumers, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Cheaper call rates battle hots up

2014-03-03 12:17

Telkom has entered a fierce commercial battle where everybody is seemingly gunning industry giants MTN and Vodacom over termination fees.

MTN comes out fighting: We're not greedy

2014-02-21 08:00

Mobile operator MTN has come out fighting accusations that it is greedy with respect to its court challenge to the regulator's decision on Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs).

Icasa 'rushed' MTRs, says insider

2014-02-17 14:01

The Mobile Termination Rates announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa was implemented too fast and may distort the mobile market in South Africa, an analyst has said.

MTN is greedy, says Cell C

2014-02-17 08:50

The decision by mobile operator MTN to take legal action on the regulator's announcement of Mobile Termination Rates is a sad day for South Africa, Cell C has said.

Small mobile operators smiling

2014-02-03 15:47

The halving of mobile phone termination rates will hit Vodacom the hardest and hurt MTN, but benefit smaller operators, says ratings agency Moody's.

Anger at deactivated SIM card

2014-01-18 16:00

A Fin24 user expresses her anger at not having been notified that her SIM card was going to be deactivated.

Draft call rates gazetted - Icasa

2013-10-14 22:00

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has gazetted the draft call termination regulations, which considerably reduces the cellphone rates of some networks.

Cell C against MTN, Vodacom prices

2013-10-09 11:22

Mobile operator Cell C says it has lodged an antitrust complaint against larger rivals MTN Group and Vodacom over pricing.

Cell C takes flak over BIS

2013-08-21 10:00

The fallout of Cell C's implementation of a fair use policy on its BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) has expanded as customers bemoan the service of the mobile operator.

Red Bull, Cell C bring free monthly data

2013-07-18 09:15

Red Bull Mobile in partnership with Cell C is launching a new data intensive prepaid offering.

FNB, Cell C may be teaming up - report

2013-06-18 12:46

FNB and Cell C are reportedly in negotiations for the bank to launch its own mobile offerings.

Cell users mysteriously losing airtime

2013-05-19 16:10

Have you noticed suspicious “content charges” on your cellphone bills or has your prepaid airtime vanished without trace? You’re not alone.

Cell C's boss did nothing

2013-05-02 15:00

Companies are responsible for the actions of their staff and cannot simply push matters of fraud aside, says a scam victim who lost R90 000 through a SIM swap.

Cell C ultimatum on termination rates

2013-04-19 09:31

Cell C's CEO has warned of legal action if the telecoms regulator does not cut mobile termination rates by the end of the year, according to a report.

Mobile price war benefits SA

2013-03-01 12:39

A price war seems to be developing between South African mobile operators.

Cell C encourages SA to pay less

2013-02-04 16:16

Cell C is challenging South Africans to check how much they are paying for their mobile calls as part of its new advertising and marketing campaign.

MWEB, Cell C offer data deal

2013-01-07 12:41

MWEB has announced that it had partnered with Cell C to deliver reduced mobile data offerings for subscribers.

Partnership 'critical' for LTE in SA

2012-11-19 11:02

It is imperative that mobile operators collaborate on the rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks to save cost and build a more robust service, an industry player has urged.

’Tis the season to cut budgets

2012-11-18 21:15

South Africa’s big corporations, and state-owned and affiliated enterprises are removing the bling from Christmas this year by cutting back on their festive season party budgets or doing away with year-end functions entirely.

Cell C calls for cheaper rates

2012-11-16 09:35

A flat rate call rates across networks should help bring the costs down for consumers, mobile operator Cell C has said.

ANC makes money on Mangaung

2012-10-28 10:49

The ANC hopes to cash in at Mangaung with business people paying to rub shoulder's with the party's elite, it has been reported.


Nashua Mobile to close shop

2014-04-14 13:26

Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators, says parent company Reunert.

Vodacom, MTN in nosebleed territory

2014-04-01 05:30

Cell C and Telkom cheer as investors of Vodacom and MTN are rattled by a ruling allowing Icasa to cut mobile termination rates.

Icasa may make U-turn on call rates

2014-03-24 11:40

Telecoms regulator Icasa says it may reconsider planned cuts in the amount mobile operators charge each other to use their networks to avert a lengthy legal battle.

WIN: Cell C Sharks tickets!

2014-02-25 11:05

Cell C and Sport24 are giving away 30 tickets to each of the Cell C Sharks' home matches in this year's Super Rugby tournament!

Cell C takes YouTube shot over MTN 'greed'

2014-02-20 10:31

Mobile operator Cell C has launched a guerrilla marketing campaign aimed at MTN.

Don't be so greedy MTN, says Cell C

2014-02-17 11:23

MTN has decided to sue over the reduction of MTRs, but Cell C has said that the court action has more to do with greed than South Africa's mobile networks. Watch the video.

MTN fights back over cheaper call rates

2014-02-11 16:30

MTN has demanded that Icasa do away with the recently published regulations, which include a 50% cut in call termination rates, parliament has heard.

MTN sets out its SIM deactivation policy

2014-01-23 10:17

In reaction to a Fin24 user's frustration about a deactivated SIM card with another provider, MTN sets out its policy.

Alan Knott-Craig is recovering - Cell C

2013-11-18 20:24

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig is recovering in hospital after suffering a minor stroke, the firm has announced.

Watchdog to probe MTN, Vodacom call rates

2013-10-09 18:16

The Competition Commission says it will investigate the pricing methods used by MTN and Vodacom, following a complaint lodged by Cell C.

MTN drops international call rates

2013-09-16 12:45

MTN is taking the fight for call rates to its competitors with a new international call tariff.

Cell C customers rebel over BIS

2013-08-15 08:29

Some mobile users have reacted strongly to mobile operator Cell C's modification of its fair use agreement that imposes a limit on BlackBerry Internet Service.

Cell C gets R5.7bn cash boost

2013-07-16 14:32

Mobile operator Cell C will be getting a financial injection of R3.5bn from shareholders and a loan package of R2.2bn.

Cell C's Facebook account hacked

2013-06-24 12:00

Cell C has announced that its Facebook account was hacked over the weekend.

10 of the worst TV ads

2013-06-11 09:49

We scoured the net to bring you some of the worst ads aired on TV.

Fin24 users finger banks over fraud

2013-05-03 17:41

Fin24 users are up in arms after being scammed out of thousands from their bank accounts in cases often involving SIM swaps with Vodacom and MTN.

Top broadband service in SA named

2013-04-03 11:57

A survey among broadband connections and service providers shows 8ta's LTE service had the highest average rate of satisfied users.

Cell C launches BlackBerry Z10 in SA

2013-02-25 12:00

Cell C announced that the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available in its retail stores in South Africa.

Cell C launches new prepaid and TopUp product

2013-01-30 15:29

Cell C announced the launch of its new prepaid and TopUp product called SUPACHARGE offering customers unlimited Cell C to Cell C anytime voice calls.

SA learners lobby for free Wikipedia

2012-12-10 12:20

South African learners are lobbying local mobile operators to make Wikipedia free to facilitate easier access to information.

Cell C will take action over '4G'

2012-11-19 08:30

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig has threatened action over higher speed networks advertised as 4G, and argued that all broadband spectrum in SA should be managed by a single entity.

Vodacom’s smooth operator

2012-11-16 14:09

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has been with the company for a remarkable 18 years, rising rapidly in the ranks and fulfilling several roles.

Cell C customers experiencing problems

2012-11-12 10:04

Cell C customers are reporting network problems which include problems with voice calls, SMSes and slow data speeds.

ANC makes money in Mangaung - report

2012-10-28 10:06

The ANC hopes to cash in Mangaung with business people paying to rub shoulder's with the party's elite, reports The Sunday Times.

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