Tag: mtn

  • Unpacking MTN’s misleading “uncapped” data bundle

    I stumbled across this story about MTN’s misleading “uncapped” data bundle offer and the more I read, the more frustrated I felt about MTN’s messaging about the service and confusion it causes.

  • Apparently MTN is charging its contract users an extra R39 each month for access to its LTE service. This access charge seems to be an add-on like data bundles and itemised billing and it is something Telkom executives would come up with as a Good Idea because it adds another convenient revenue stream. It doesn’t […]

  • I do speed tests on my connections all the time. I don’t get out much and this, along with website terms and conditions, is a bit of an obsession for me. I see speeds like this in areas around Johannesburg on some days and really lousy speeds in most other areas and I wonder why […]

  • I had to switch over to MTN 3G when I got to my office this morning because my Afrihost ADSL doesn’t seem to be working here at the moment. I ran the obligatory speed test and this beautiful set of readings was my result. The upload line speed is particularly beautiful this morning: Now to […]

  • I’m at the Design Quarter this morning and the 3G data speeds are pretty lousy this morning. I was getting pretty excited about the speeds I was seeing in Rosebank and Melrose Arch but now I think MTN was just teasing me.

  • I know I pot about MTN quite a bit lately but Melrose Arch has some pretty good transfer rates. This was taken driving through Melrose Arch but I’ve had even better transfer rates in the Piazza in particular. I also post this stuff because high speeds, especially the upload rates, excite me.

  • We are at Wolves for a bit this morning (we had to escape the office smokers) and I can’t connect to the wifi so I am using my iPhone to connect to the MTN data network. As is required of any geek worth his or her smartphone, I ran a speed test and this was […]

  • Like any geek sitting down in a new location for more than 5 seconds, I ran a Speedtest on the MTN network here at Melrose Arch. The download rate is awesome but the upload rate is unusually slow for cellular data, in my limited experience.