My 3 top annoyances with using a BlackBerry

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Note: the information I am sharing below is based on my personal experience only. Other BlackBerry users in better circumstances might not experience all or any of the annoyances elucidated in this blog post. The BlackBerry is a great smartphone, no doubt. Along with the device comes a bouquet of services that keep a user […]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service

MTN 3G pack. Photo by Oluniyi David Ajao.

With over 7.4 million subscribers as of September 2009, MTN is easily Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, offering mobile telephony services, Internet connectivity and more. I recently picked up an MTN “Exclusive 3G Pack” for 100 Ghana Cedis (about $69) and have used it extensively for about 14 days mainly in Accra. The information below is […]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service

The MTN F@stlink manual, the USB device and USB cable. Photo by Oluniyi David Ajao.

With over 7.4 million subscribers as of September 2009, MTN is easily Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, offering mobile telephony services, Internet connectivity and more. I recently picked up an MTN “Exclusive 3G Pack” for 100 Ghana Cedis (about $69) and have used it extensively for about 14 days mainly in Accra. The information below is […]

MTN Ghana, stop the spamming!

MTN Text "Go" to 2010 promo image

MTN Ghana is annoying a lot of their subscribers with the persistent text messages from 2010, yours truly included. All a subscriber has to do is text “Go” to the number 2010 and he/she is then burdened with the misfortune of being bombarded with text messages morning, afternoon and evening entreating him/her to keep texting […]

MTN Ghana launches MTN Mobile Money

MTN Mobile Money promo image

Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider, MTN, has successfully launched MTN Mobile Money in partnership with 9 banks ahead of its competitors to allow Ghanaians to perform a range of basic financial transactions using their handsets. Subscribers can reap the benefits of this service without the need to open or have a bank account. The service, which […]

Vodafone, Zain, MTN, Tigo, Glo Mobile and their competition in Ghana

Vodafone, Glo, Zain, Tigo and MTN meet compete Ghana

With the entry of international telecoms giant Vodafone into the Ghanaian telecoms industry, things would never be the same again. Matter-of-fact, the telecoms industry is very exciting at this time because Ghana is the meeting point of some African and international telecoms giants: MTN, Tigo, Vodafone, Zain, and soon-to-launch Glo Mobile. The main thrust of […]

MTN Ghana Launches Mobile TV

Nokia N96 is a mobile TV compatible handset

Accra 28th May 2009 –    DStv Mobile from MTN now makes it possible for MTN  customers to tune in to their favourite DStv channels on their mobile handsets. This innovation is a result of a collaboration between MTN, DMTV and Nokia. With DStv Mobile from MTN innovation, 11 channel bouquet are available including Africa Magic, […]

Zain Ghana and ‘their’ zainportal.com

Apparently in a bid to rival MTN Ghana’s mtnloaded.com.gh, Zain Ghana is launching its own content portal for its subscribers. The competition on the mobile front in Ghana has been between MTN and Zain in recent times. There is a problem however. The web address Zain is advertising doesn’t belong to them and doesn’t contain […]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup

A mobile phone connected to a laptop computer. Image courtesy allaboutsymbian.com

In Ghana today, most Internet users rely on traditional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet cafes, and few bother about Internet on mobiles. Long before mobile phones became popular in Ghana, fixed lines offered by the national operator Vodafone Ghana (then known as Ghana Telecom) and to a limited extent WESTEL, were widespread among businesses, […]