MTN recently launched their new MTN Sky & MyChoice+ packages to compete against similar packages from competing networks Vodacom, Cell C, and Telkom. Although these packages play within the “unlimited” contract space there is a daily threshold for the number of minutes and sms’s per day. Data is however not “unlimited”.
MTN Sky Packages
Let’s have a look at the new MTN Sky Packages and what they have to offer in terms of inclusive minutes:
• Sky Lite – 3GB data per month / 120 minutes per day / 400 SMS’s per day
• Sky Medium – 15GB data per month / 150 minutes per day / 400 SMS’s per day
• Sky Max – 25GB data per month / 250 minutes per day / 400 SMS’s per day
MTN MyChoice+ Packages
With the three new variants of its regular MTN MyChoice+ packages MTN decided to throw in more voice minutes, more SMS’s and less data at a cheaper price than the existing MyChoice+ Packages.
Let’s have a look at the new MyChoice+ Packages and what they have to offer in terms of inclusive minutes:
• My MTNChoice+ Talk S – 200 minutes per month / 200 SMS’s per month / 500MB data per month
• My MTNChoice+ Talk M – 500 minutes per month / 500 SMS’s per month / 1GB data per month
• My MTNChoice+ Talk L – 800 minutes per month / 800 SMS’s per month / 2GB data per month
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone was launched in August 2017. The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels with their new innovative Infinity Display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also compatible with Samsung DeX which allows the for desktop connectivity while simultaneously charging your phone.
The large Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes equipped with a S Pen giving you that natural drawing and writing experience on the large screen. Use it for texting, drawing, using Samsung Notes and a lot more applications for creatives and business ventures.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh non removable battery. It measures 162.50 x 74.80 x 8.60 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 195.00 grams. So far no exploding batteries which is a great recovery from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall from 2016
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, Headphones, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
So if you are looking for the biggest badboy smartphone on the market, you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 the official flagship smartphone from Samsung.
Y’ello! We understand that data can be quite hefty on the pocket. And knowing how inseparable you and Twitter can be, due to all the trends keeping you constantly in the loop, you really can’t afford to miss out on anything. It’s for this reason that we have brought you free Twitter, which has been doing absolutely great!
You can retweet, love, follow, unfollow and set your profile picture, up to fair usage of 500MB per day. Once you have reached your 500MB limit, you will be charged normal data rates.
Free Twitter SMS will still be available to you. So, don’t despair, we’ve still got your back. And to remind you; Twitter SMS is exactly like the Twitter you use on your web browser or app, but instead of using your data, you will receive SMS tweets from the people you have signed up to follow.
How exactly does it work? All you have to do is sign up and simply SMS the Twitter handle you would like to follow to 30002, for free! Here is an example: SMS MTNza to 30002. Follow the quick registration process, and voila; from then on, you will receive all the tweets made by the Twitter handle you followed via SMS. Find out more here.
Have fun with your 500MB of free Twitter!
MTN Made For Me
Ever wanted to design a cellular plan that matches your needs? Well thanks to MTN’s Made For Me package you can do just that!
There are four base plans in the MTN Made For Me Range, all you have to do is select your base plan and then add “Booster Bundles”. With Booster Bundles you can get up to double the value in Minutes, Data or a combination thereof.
Step 1: Choose your base plan
Step 2: Personalise even further with value Booster Bundles
Step 3: Pick a device
Choose your device, and if you purchase an LTE device you get 10GB free for the first three months
Step 4: Top it off with fantastic freebies
This summer when you create your MTN Made For Me plan, you’ll get 3 months subscription access to Simfy Africa valued at R180 or Showmax valued R297 on us… now start enjoying exactly what you want, how you want for the next 24 months.
The Huawei Mate 10 has arrived and is Huawei’s best smartphone to date. Hugely impressive device with respectable battery life and gorgeous design.
Huawei has been making major strides in the smartphone market for some time, with a huge range of impressive devices proving to be popular for Android fans around the world.
Huawei is now the third largest smartphone vendor on the world and has gone over and above with their latest flagship device the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Right between smartphone and phablet it sports an updated design along with upgraded hardware.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is firmly positioned at the company’s flagship offering, and as such features a highly-polished design and build.
The firm has altered the design from the Mate 9 device, with the Mate 10 Pro now sporting a slightly curved glass back, instead of the metal body that came before. Although this has made the device slightly prettier to look at, it could prove troublesome for anyone prone to accidentally dropping their device, and could lead to an expensive repair. This possibility is also raised significantly by the fact that the Mate 10 Pro appears to have a mind of its own when placed on its back on even the most minuscule incline (for example on top of a wallet), which left us scrambling to save the device before it plummeted to the floor. This is obviously not an ideal situation for anyone who might be using this device when out and about – and our advice is to invest in a leather or plastic backed case immediately.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro packs a 6.0in display which is a significant step up from the Mate 9, with the screen now covering more of the front display that ever – a stunning 80.9 per cent screen to body ratio. The side bezels are non-existent, although unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8 there is no curved display, with the 1080x2160p display stretching nearly to the very edge. That resolution equates to 402ppi, and means that there’s no 4K display, unlike some other phablet devices, but to be honest this is barely noticeable, as the screen is incredibly detailed and bright, even when streaming HD video.
The Mate 10 Pro is also slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at just 178g, and just 0.31in thick. Its size still means that it will bulge somewhat if you’re keeping in a trouser pocket, but it’s overall much more compact than past devices.
One crucial extra detail is that Huawei has followed Apple’s example and ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack for the Mate 10 Pro. In an era of Bluetooth headphones, this may seem like a minor issue, however if you’re looking to use this phone with a headset for business calls, you may be out of luck. Huawei does provide a USB-C adaptor for traditional headphones, but this doesn’t ship with the device, meaning you’ll be needing to shell out more if you’re looking to do this.
Along with a revamped design, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been given a major upgrade when it comes to the hardware within.
Inside, the phone sports Huawei’s latest octa-core Kirin 970 SoC, the most powerful chip ever made by the company – backed up by a huge 6GB of RAM. Huawei says that the Kirin 970 is twice as fast as Apple’s latest iPhone 8, and our time with the Mate 10 Pro has shown it to be an incredibly fast device – but more on this in the experience section below.
Huawei has made the decision to remove the SD-card slot for the Mate 10 Pro, which may upset some users – however the device ships with an enormous 128GB of internal storage (as well as Google Photos pre-installed) so there’s plenty of room for your apps, photos and more.
Where the Mate 10 Pro really stands out, though, is in its battery life. The device an enormous 4,000mAh power unit, which far surpasses many of the other devices on the market today
It’s Wafa Wafa time again. The time of amaShibobo, amaMoemish nama Tsamaya. 8 teams go IN; one team comes OUT a winner. This is the tournament that gives fans all the MTN8 diski action, on and off the field.
With thrilling knockout action between the 8 teams, there’s also a big prize up for grabs. This year, The Last Fan Standing will win a once-in-a lifetime trip to the World Cup in Russia in 2018 with one of their friends, as well as R1 million in cash. The draw will take place on 31 October 2017.
There’s also a weekly draw happening every Monday, from 21 August 2017- 23 October 2017. Recharge with R10 or more, and be IN for a chance to win your share of R8 million in prizes, which include: Samsung 55” full HD Curve TVs, refrigerator combi fridges, MTN airtime and data vouchers plus many more awesome prizes.
So follow the soccer action, dial *130*1# to opt IN and recharge with R10 or more to stand to win. Tjela uma’olady, your old timer, even lo makhelwane othand’ indaba ukuthi it’s Wafa Wafa time again!
Catch the MTN8 Tournament on:
- Friday, 11 August – Bidvest Wits vs. Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium, 20:00
- Saturday, 12 August – Cape Town City vs. Polokwane City, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 15:00
- Saturday, 12 August – Kaizer Chiefs vs. SuperSport United, Moses Mabhida Stadium, 20:00Sunday, 13 August – Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Maritzburg United, Lucas Moripe Stadium, 15:00
Look out for the teams that will be IN:
- 10 – 11 September (Semi-finals 1st leg – details to be confirmed)
- 17 – 18 September (Semi-finals 2nd leg – details to be confirmed)
- 14 October (Final – details to be confirmed)
Ulindeni? Are you IN or OUT?
Entrants need to be new or existing MTN subscribers, be 18 years or older as well as have a valid South African bank account in order to claim prizes.
Source: MTN Blog
A little break when you need it most
The festive period is a time of family, fun and festivities, where we sometimes spend a little more than we planned to. At MTN, we know money can be a bit tight at this time of year, and that’s why we’re offering you, our existing and new customers, a little bit of a breather.
It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is sign up or upgrade with MTN and you are on your way to enjoying a two-month Payment Breather. What this means is that you can get a package now and only start paying for it two months later.
The first two months of the Payment Breather will have a R0.00 charge for the Subscription Fee and Device Fee for the first 2 months.
Customers on Payment Breather will be charged from month 1 for the following (if added to the contract selected):
- Out-of-Bundle (OOB) Usage
- Bolt-on Bundles (Ad-hoc or Recurring)
This offer is available on the following packages:
My MTNChoice+ S, M and L
MTN Sky Lite, Medium and Max
My MTNChoice+ Talk S, + Talk M and Talk L
To get one, simply visit your nearest MTN store.
Article Source: MTN
What does one do when money is tight in January? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
It’s that time of year again where everyone is looking to get a bonus, get something extra. Well, at MTN, we are all about giving our valued customers exactly what they need.
That’s why from 1 to 31 March 2017, we are offering 100% Bonus Giveback, a promotion that rewards you with more airtime every time you recharge. Popa with MTN 100% Bonus Giveback and get calling for less.
Wondering how you can cop this great deal? All you need to do is simply buy MTN airtime, from as little as R10, and you will get your bonus airtime to use within the hour. This 100% Bonus Giveback is valid for MTN-to-MTN calls, Mondays to Thursdays.
Recharge now and get your 100% Bonus Giveback with the network that’s all about you.
Bonus Hour: Available from 3/01/2017 to 31/03/2017. Promotion provides Pay As You Go Customers with 100% of their recharge value to use on MTN to MTN calls, SMS and Data within the first hour of recharging. A minimum recharge of R10 per day is required. Available Mondays to Thursdays only. Customers shall qualify for one giveback per day only. Migration rules apply.
See www.mtn.co.za for full Terms and Conditions. E&OE.
Source: MTN Blog
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The iPhone 7 is out and available at all MTN Cosmo-Net Stores on selected contract deals!
So what is all the hype about? Apple had this to say:
“iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colourful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is.”
So, what exactly makes the iPhone 7 so great and one of the Top 10 Phones of 2016?
The iPhone 7 comes with new black and jet black finished and sports a new home button. Further than that it is also splash and water resistant.
Apple has reengineered the iPhone 7 camera, adding optical image stabilisation, a six-element lens which is great to take photos or videos in low light conditions. The iPhone 7 also comes with Quad-LED True Tone Flash which flash 50 percent brighter than its predecessor the iPhone 6. The flash also adjusts dynamically according to the colour temperature of the environment resulting in sharper more brightly lit photos.
Almost everything you experience with your iPhone comes to life on its display. It’s where you look at the photos, messages, news, and countless other things that make up your day. The iPhone 7 display uses the same colour space as the digital cinema industry, so what you see will be noticeably more brilliant and vibrant. Because we all deserve a bit more brightness in our day.
More colors. More true to life.
With a new wide color gamut, the Retina HD display is able to deliver cinemastandard colours — and the best colour management in the smartphone industry. More shades of the colour spectrum can be used to create an image, meaning that what you see on the screen is a truer representation of the world. So whether you’re checking out photos of that perfect dress or Live Photos you took in the tropics, the colours will be so accurate, it will look like you’re there.
iPhone 7 is supercharged by the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. It’s not just faster than any previous iPhone — it’s also more efficient. That’s because the A10 Fusion chip uses an all-new architecture that enables faster processing when you need it, and the ability to use even less power when you don’t. And with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone, you can work at twice the speed of iPhone 6 and still enjoy more time between charges.
Faster and more efficient.
With an all-new four-core design, the A10 Fusion chip’s CPU has two highperformance cores and two highefficiency cores. The highperformance cores can run at up to 2x the speed of iPhone 6, while the highefficiency cores are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the highperformance cores. That means you get the best performance and efficiency when you need it.
Longest battery life ever in an iPhone.
With the A10 Fusion chip, this year you’ll get more time between charges than ever before. Take advantage of up to two more hours on iPhone 7 and up to one more hour on iPhone 7 Plus than the previous generation.
Overall the iPhone 7 looks like it is a killer smartphone with a great range of new innovative technologies and features.
Will you be getting the new iPhone 7? Let us know in the comment section below.