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OluYom Posts: > 500

@brix25: D SA networks r clearly more matured than ours in Naija. How well have ppl taken 2 such services as WAP, GPRS & MMS here in SA?

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Posted: 2004-11-06 12:01:35
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brix25 Posts: > 500

MMS even though It's been available for 2 years has not taken off like the networks would've liked. I mostly use MMS to send emails when I'm far from a computer. Sms is massive, don't have figures to prove it but believe me the local networks have neglected marketing MMS because SMS is still so profitable for them. Most users still use dial-up was because GPRS is quite expensive. Hope I've answered your questions.

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Posted: 2004-11-06 12:15:14
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plasmadog Posts: > 500

you have 3G before EDGE?
wow!!
anyways... namaste to all south africans!!

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Posted: 2004-11-06 12:18:11
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brix25 Posts: > 500

Yeah, one network (Vodacom) decided to in with UMTS and the other (MTN) opted for EDGE. Both of them got a licence to operate a UMTS network.

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Posted: 2004-11-06 12:32:31
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OluYom Posts: > 500

@brix25: Yes, thanks. Dat's interesting. I have maintained too dat MMS is not going 2 get tremendous response at our end. Its not a necesity;more of a luxury version of SMS.Your call tariffs must be quite low 4 ppl 2 stick with dial up. With what Glo is proposing 2 bill 4 GPRS here, dial up WAP/EMAIL would have 2 give way.

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Posted: 2004-11-06 12:51:30
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brix25 Posts: > 500

Currently I'm using an MTN sim because they're offering free GPRS until mid November. Note, you still pay for MMS. Tell me what's the price of a sim card in Naija? In SA it can range anything from just under $1 to about $8. This all depends on the service that comes with the card.

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Posted: 2004-11-07 21:38:24
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OluYom Posts: > 500

@brix25: Sim here costs between N1 and N500 (lower than USD5). Fierce competition triggered off by d entrance of GloMobile & their 2.5g services has seen connection fees crashing rather dramatically

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Posted: 2004-11-07 22:40:16
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coolapostle Posts: 28

Welcome RSA! @Brix Will MTN ever surpass Vodacom? @AYA what is Glo planning to charge for MMS?

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Posted: 2004-11-07 22:53:57
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brix25 Posts: > 500

I don't think MTN cares about being "bigger" than Vodacom... MTN has said on counltess occasions that it would rather concentrate on foreign markets because there might be just 5 million potential subscribers left in SA.

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Posted: 2004-11-08 04:56:16
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OluYom Posts: > 500

@coolapostle: 70 kobo per kb of data transfered

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Posted: 2004-11-08 05:10:42
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