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
- What is it? The next version of Android
- When is it out? Probably August 2018
- How much will it cost? It will be a free update
It’s astonishing how every android version’s name progresses in alphabetical order, so the next version should start with a ‘P’ hence the current version is Android 8.0 aka Oreo. It should be an interesting guess as first words that come to mind are; Popcorn, Peppermint, Peanuts, Popsicle, Puff Pastry, Pumpkin Pie, Pan Cake, Pudding, Pavlova considering the Operating Systems are something sweet and eatable.
Here is where this all started…
- Android 1.0 ~ No code name
- Android 1.5 ~ Cupcake
- Android 1.6 ~ Donut
- Android 2.0 ~ Eclair
- Android 2.2 ~ Froyo
- Android 2.3 ~ Gingerbread
- Android 3.0 ~ Honeycomb
- Android 4.0 ~ Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 ~ Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 ~ Kit-Kat
- Android 5.0 ~ Lollipop
- Android 6.0 ~ Marshmallow
- Android 7.0 ~ Nougat
- Android 8.0 ~ Oreo
- Android 9.0 ~ ??
Stay tuned… 🙂
Huawei keeps on keeping on and we love it… The latest mid-range handset released currently is the thin, lightweight stylish with a large screen of 18:9 LCD display, Huawei P Smart has a decent processor and dual rear camera, plus the latest version of Android along with Huawei’s new EMUI feature.
The Huawei P Smart Full-view display features a striking 5.65 Inch on a 2.5D glass screen that reflects a vivid, true-to-life colours and the device fits easily into the palm of your hand, it also come with a Rear-Finger print 4.0 resolution that may acknowledge prints inside of 0.3 seconds. Also provided is Huawei’s synthetic intelligence (AI) era, One-touch split screen, phone clone, Huawei share and Dual Bluetooth connections.
Dual Bluetooth Connection: This feature helps connect to your cars audio system and also be able to receive calls on your Bluetooth handset all at the same time
One-Touch split screen lets you run 2 Apps side-by-side at a touch of a button meaning when you get a important message or email while streaming TV or a movie on your Huawei P Smart you don’t need to pause the FUN on Landscape mode (some applications do not support this feature)
The Huawei P Smart has the exquisite EMUI 8.0 which is engineered to enable a highly responsive, intuitive user experience with 32GB memory expandable with MicroSD up to 256GB all that packed into a 5.65 Inch 18:9 LCD display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 (FHD+)
EMUI adds quite a few useful features where you can enable gestures such as double touch to turn the screen on or off, double press the volume down to launch the camera App, also you can wave or just hold up your palm to automatically take a photo.
Huawei P Smart is NOW available on the MTN network for an affordable R249 per month on a 24 months contract with the MTN Made For Me S package| 50 Anytime minutes + 50 SMSs + 350MB Data
Come over to the bright side for more great deals with MTN.
The world is in a race to deploy the next generation of wireless technology, known as “fifth generation” or “5G”, which promises ultra-high mobile internet speeds and greater capacity
3GPP= The 3rd Generation Partnership Project, is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations, known as the organizational partners. whose purpose is to define the industry standards for technologies that would succeed the 4G LTE standard.
Earlier this year 3GPP officially announced that 5G would become the official name for the next generation of mobile connectivity technologies that would fix the flaws of its predecessor today’s 4G technologies like LTE and LTE – Advance.
5G are still being bedded down internationally Comsol CEO Mr Lain Stevenson believes the time is right to launch a network in South Africa. A new mobile generation has opened approximately every 9 years since the first 1G system in 1982.
SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom), along with Huawei Technologies, successfully carried out South Asia’s first comprehensive field trial of Pre-5G LTE Advanced Pro technology, laying the groundwork for the next generation of broadband technologies. They used a technology called Advanced Carrier Aggregation Technology where multiple LTE carriers can be used in tandem, thus increasing the overall data throughput. Using this technology, SLT successfully reached a downlink speed of 855.9 Mbit/s in TD-LTE 2500 MHz band. They also achieved a latency of 5.5 milliseconds, thus beating the record of 15 milliseconds latency, which is the current latency for existing LTE Advanced networks.
Most definitions of 5G assume that it will provide some combination of (1) high speed, (2) low latency, (3) the ability to use high frequencies well above 6 GHz, and (4) the ability to support huge numbers of users (some of which will be machines rather than human users) and applications. Some applications require high bandwidth and low latency; many machine-to-machine applications, by contrast, require only modest bandwidth, but imply the need to support huge numbers of devices.
The next wave of mobile network innovation is provoking great excitement in the industry. And indeed, there is substantial potential for improvement. However, the exact form of the technology and the appropriate policy support are still far from clear. And we should beware of over-ambitious promises about the impact and uptake of new network technologies.
The technical means of implementing this wide range of capabilities is still very much a work in progress… All we can do now is wait and see once released, all we need is faster connectivity and less data usage..
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