I picked-up an MTN Nigeria mobile broadband kit recently and have used it heavily, since then. Find below my review of the service. The entire kit cost N18,650: HSDPA USB stick: N8,500 MTN SIM: N150 Airtime: N10,000 (24/7 monthly plan) The MTN agent asked for an ID and passport photo. As I had no prior […]
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 […]
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, […]
Requirement: Your mobile phone should be GPRS/EDGE capable for you to be able to access the Internet via your mobile. Confirm by checking your phone’s manuals. Action: Send a blank text message (SMS) to 686 from your MTN. Save the settings you received, to your phone. Select MTN DATA as default access point.
This article essentially seeks to review two contrasting Nokia phones, with the view of highlighting the major attributes of both devices respectively. Many mobile phones attempt to do everything from simple texting, to GPS navigation but these phones are better at some things than the others thus the need to classify them. Before now, I […]
In June 2005, Mobile Africa published an article in which Mr. Tayo Ajakaye raised issues (and some very valid ones too) about the quality of value added services being provided by GSM network operators (see: Value Added Services: Who Uses Them? I followed that article with a rejoinder, RE: Value Added Services: Who Uses Them?, […]
Much of the technology available globally is also available in Africa. Thus, the information here might apply elsewhere. Our prime focus though is Africa. First Generation of Mobile Telephony (1G) These basically entails the earliest technology that was deployed with the initial advent of mobile telephony. These include: AMPS and TDMA. 1G was introduced to […]
Africa’s mobile markets have expanded rapidly in recent years, with mobile penetration levels now far outstripping those of fixed-lines across most of the continent. But can this growth be sustained? And what are the prospects for further fixed-line sector growth? Mobile Mania Mobile telephony is now firmly entrenched as the predominant mode of telephony in […]