South Africa

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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] MTN

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet

[edit] Virgin

Virgin Mobile offers users mobile internet via EDGE at the cost of 60c per mb. 3G and HSDPA is currently not available as both Virgin Mobile and Cell C share the same bandwidth.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: vdata

[edit] Vodacom

Vodacom was also the first provider to deploy a 3G (third generation) or UMTS network in South Africa and is also offering HSPA+ 21.1 Mbit/s and HSUPA (2100 GHz). Vodacom is also offering 42 Mbit/s on a trial basis, and should be commercially available by Q1 2012. In terms of other technology Vodacom has its hand in Wi-Fi,WiMAX and LTE.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: iphone.vodacom.za

[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] MTN

Data feature packs (available on contract and prepaid)

MTN Broadband 10MB 75MB 100MB 300MB 350MB 500MB 1GB 2GB 1-Day Unlimited (New)
Subscription (inc VAT) R10 /1.5$ R49 /7.4$ R80 /12$ R149 /22.5$ R169 /25.5$ R189 /28.5$ R289 /43.6$ R389 /59$ R50 / 7.6$
Prepaid

Out-of-bundle rate (inc VAT) per MB

R1 / 0.15$ R0.65 / 0.1$ R0.65 R0.50 R0.50 R0.38 R0.29 R0.19 R0.00

You can load an Internet bundle in three ways – online, by USSD or by till slip. Simply dial *141*6# on your cellphone and follow the prompts to purchase your bundle. You can also visit any MTN store and buy a printed till slip stating the bundle’s activation code.

[edit] Where to buy

SIMs can be purchased in their own shops or in any supermarket across the country.

[edit] Sim Sizes

Mini SIMs available.

[edit] Vodacom

Prepaid & Top Up Data Option Data Included (per Month) Subscription (incl VAT) Out-of-bundle rate (per MB)Top Up/Prepaid
MyMeg 110 110MB R88 /13$ R2.00
MyMeg 175 175 MB R119 /18$ R2.00
MyMeg 300 300 MB R139 /21$ R2.00
MyMeg 600 600 MB R189 /28.5$ R2.00
MyGig 1.2 1229MB R289 /44$ R2.00
MyGig 2.3 2355MB R389 /59$ R2.00
MyGig 3 3072MB R520 / 78$ R2.00
MyGig 5 5120MB R989 /149$ R2.00
MyGig 10 10240MB R1989 /300$ R2.00
MyGig 20 20480MB R3899 /588$ R2.00

Send an SMS from your cellphone or Vodafone Mobile Broadband Connection Manager with the Data Bundle size you want to buy to 100 (FREE) e.g. If you want to buy a MyMeg 250 Data Bundle, SMS "MyMeg 250" to 100 or dial *111# dial and follow the menu prompts or options.

[edit] Where to buy

SIMs can be purchased in their own shops or in any supermarket across the country. A Starter Kit should not cost more than 30 Rands.

[edit] Sim Sizes

Standard

To check your Account Balance (voice and data) you can Dial *111#

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

[edit] References

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