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Archive for May, 2011

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Vodacom employee dismissal discussed by CWU

As previously reported, Vodacom was to dismiss workers which then wasn’t discussed by any company, today the Communication workers Unit has shown major concern of these job losses, the numbers each year grow.

“Labour brokering was blamed for this cause” said CWU president. A CWU representative mentioned that Vodacom is supposed to increase the interest of the workers as leaders and not the interest of the workers as this could be fatal to Vodacom’s progression. The representative also that labour brokers should be banned. Telkom is also dismissing workers but also offering voluntary packages.

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Vodacom online deals section shows 2 of the same deals with misleading information

I mentioned a few minutes ago that there are 2 deals of the Nokia C5 but this time, there are 2 of the same deals of the Blackberry 9780 on Top Up 315s. This has problem has been on the website for about 24 hours now, there has been no sign of it being fixed by this 16 year old company. Another mistake noticed is that the deal mentions that you can download “1000s free apps from Android”, the Blackberry device does not run on a Android OS.

If this deal is bough then a monthly charge of R64 and R315 is charged, you receive per second billing and your BIS is also activated.

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Nokia C5 on Allday 100 for R100 with Vodacom

Vodacom has said to cater for all needs, you may think that this is a lie but to prove it, I decided to show you a Nokia C5 Deal on AllDay for R100 which offers free voice-guided navigation, a 3.2 megapixel camera as well as a 2GB microSD card included in the box.

To clear confusion on whats happening at the Vodacom online deal section, this deal is about the Nokia C5 3G Speaking phone, not the other Nokia C5.

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Apple buys glass machines to produce curved glass for iPhone 5

DigiTimes has mentioned that according to industry resources, Apple has bought glass machines to create the curved glass iPhone 5 for sale that is rumoured for sale in September sometime. This may be a comeback on the suing of Apple and its tracking stories.

This device may also be tracked but it is unknown till yet of the decision. The reason why Apple has bought the glass machines is because the regular glass makers have been showing reluctance on the expensive costs of the machines.

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Carriers prepare themselves for September French 4G spectrum auction

The Blackberry Playbook LTE in South Africa will be hard to use since this country does not have LTE networks but according to Engadget, carriers are ready to bid on the French 4G spectrum auction in September this year.

This may help with the arrivals of future 4G devices in South Africa, this should also attract customers to the carrier that bids on these spectrum’s. For the whole collection, France wants $3.6bn but the government has kept a limit that no company can bu more then half of the 800MHz band and no more than 15MHz of the 2.6GHz.

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RBM HD for R249 with Cell C on RBM 200

A while ago, I mentioned that there are 2 RBM deals at the Cell C website, but I didn’t mention that buy paying R100 more, you receive HD recording, 200 minutes pm. 100 SMS/MMS and 250MB more for you to use.

It does make sense if they give double the MB, you may have recorded a HD video and wish to upload it, that 250MB will sure be handy. To watch those videos, you also have a 3.8″ touchscreen.

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Blackberry Torch on Blackberry Allweek 100 with Cell C

I noticed that not all the Blackberries that Cell C are included on the Deals list but I chose the best 1 I could to share it with you. The advantage of a Blackberry today is that you get the Blackberry Messenger but you need BIS/BES for it to work.

Currently valued at R399 for a 24 month contract, you receive unlimited email sending/receiving and itemised billing as well as BIS included in your contract. 100 minutes pm have also been included in your contract.

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RBM C on RBM 100 with Cell C

You may have by now noticed that Cell C has their own branded devices and Red Bull devices too, not everyone knows the prices so I will inform you today. Currently if you go to deals, RBM, only 2 RBM devices shall appear, today I will talk about the RBM C.

Currently costing at R149 for a 24 month contract, you receive a 2.8″ touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera and Stereo FM with RDS radio. Not only do you receive that, you also get 100 minutes pm, 50 SMS/MMS and 250MB per month on that contract.

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Upgrade with Vodacom today and get June’s month for free, Prepaid customers get benefits too

Vodacom recently put something new on their website, the article mentions that if you are on contract and upgrade between the 1 May 2011 – 31 May 2011 then you receive the June subscription for free.

This may be convenient for the contract owners but for those that are on prepaid, there is also good news for you. Those contracts may be expensive but you get the benefit of calls worth of R10 but without airtime. This means that when you have no airtime and wish to make a call, you can make the call but the amount that you have used will be deducted from your next recharge.

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Samsung i8510 on Vodacom Everyday Off-Peak 120

At this moment, the cheapest 3G device that I can recommend  is a Samsung i8510, pay R135 for 24 months and also receive 30 MB per month included for the first 3 months.

With this contract, you get per second billing as well as 2 year handset warranty, you can also return the device within 14 days if you are not satisfied. Don’t forget that this device has a 8 megapixel camera! as well as 16GB on board memory.