Tuesday, 29 July 2014

MTN Cliq5: get 10 times your airtime value

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MTN Cliq5: get 10 times your airtime value

A new promotion offers some MTN prepaid and top-up subscribers 10 times their airtime value (or more) to spend on-network

MTN Cliq5 MTN Cliq5: get 10 times your airtime value

MTN has launched a new bundle promotion called Cliq5 which offers users ways to get cheaper effective call and SMS rates to other MTN subscribers, or data from an effective 17c per MB.

Users buy an MTN Cliq5 bundle, nominate between 1 and 5 other MTN numbers, and get airtime value to spend on calls or SMS messages to those numbers.

Cliq5 airtime value may also be spent on data at a rate of R2 per Megabyte, according to MTN.

Bundles are valid until 23:59 on the day of purchase.

The promotion is available to certain MTN prepaid and top-up customers from today (Monday, 28 July 2014) until 31 October 2014.

Price plans excluded from the promotion are: MTN Pay Per Second, MTN 1c Per Second, and the new MTN Pulse tariff plan.

Least cost routers and community payphone customers are also excluded from the promotion.

In short, this means that the promotion is only available to MTN subscribers on the MTN Zone per Second, and MTN Talk Free price plans.

MTN Classic Contract customers will be able to make use of the promotion from 5 August to 31 October 2014, according to the terms & conditions on the MTN website.

The table below summarises the MTN Cliq5 bundles available:

MTN Cliq5 Bundles Price Inclusive Airtime Value Inclusive Value: MTN-to-MTN voice depletion rate Inclusive Value:MTN-to-MTN SMS depletion rate Inclusive Value: Data depletion rate Validity
R6 R6.00 R60 airtime value R1.00 per minute R0.50 per SMS R2.00 per MB 23h59 on day of purchase
R8 R8.00 R90 airtime value R1.00 per minute R0.50 per SMS R2.00 per MB 23h59 on day of purchase
R12 R12.00 R140 airtime value R1.00 per minute R0.50 per SMS R2.00 per MB 23h59 on day of purchase

Customers may purchase an MTN Cliq5 Bundle by dialing *141*2*255#, selecting “PayAsYouGo” and following the prompts.

You may add or swap Cliq5 contacts (MTN numbers) to your Cliq5 contacts list by dialing 1415# and following the prompts.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Spend R6, get R60 free airtime

IT Support in Cape Town offers tips Spend R6, get R60 free airtime

MTN pre-paid and TopUp customers who use a minimum of R6 per day on either voice or internet surfing will be rewarded with an additional R60 on-net airtime from Saturday, 21 June 2014 until Monday, 30 June 2014.

The promotion was announced in a press release on Monday, 23 June 2014.

According to MTN, the airtime can be used on local MTN-to-MTN calls, and internet browsing.

MTN subscribers will need to opt-in for the promotion by dialling *130*500#.

The usage reward will be given only once a day and will be valid for that day.

Update: MTN has issued a correction to its earlier statement saying that users can not use the free airtime to send SMS or MMS messages.

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Reasons to Start a Wireless Network

As far as I’m concerned, wireless networks would have to rank as one of the best inventions in history. They really are the best thing since sliced bread. I mean, really, bread is easy enough to cut yourself, but have you ever tried to wire up a network? Its a lot of hard yakka as many would say.

WiFi is the wireless way to handle networking. It is also known as 802.11 networking and wireless networking. The big advantage of WiFi is its simplicity. You can connect computers anywhere in your home or office without the need for wires. The computers connect to the network using radio signals, and computers can be up to 100 feet or so apart. So, in the spirit of spreading the word, I’m going to give you some great reasons why you need a wireless network.

Sharing Internet Access.

Wireless networking gives you a cheap and easy way to share one Internet connection between multiple computers, eliminating the need for more than one modem. You can even add new computers to your network simply by plugging in a wireless card and switching them on — they get an Internet connection straightaway! There aren’t many wired networks that can say that.

Sharing Files and Printers.

A wireless network gives you access to your files wherever you are in your home, and makes it easy to synchronise the data on a laptop with a home computer. It is much easier to send files between computers with a wireless network than it is to send them by email, or even by burning them to a CD.

Plus, with the printer connected, you can also write things wherever you want, press print, and go and collect them from a printer connected to another computer — printers that are plugged into one of the computers on the network are shared between all the computers automatically.

Always On Connection

A big factor in the spread of broadband was that it let Internet connections be always-on, without needing to dial in. Well, wireless networking lets network connections be always-on, meaning that any of your computers can connect to the Internet whenever you want! You can take laptops from room to room, and it doesn’t matter — they’ll always have access. Plus, there’s not even any need to set up a username and password system, as wireless networks work without logging in. It’s just so convenient!

No More Wires.

This, of course, is the biggest reason why you should switch your network over to wireless. Wires are inconvenient, expensive, ugly and dangerous — you’ll be delighted to see the back of them.

The average Ethernet wire doesn’t cost that much per metre, but once you’ve bought enough metres to do whatever you need to do, well, it tends to add up quickly. Not only that, but if you want to run your wire between rooms or floors, you have to knock holes in the walls — which might not even be allowed if you’re renting. I know plenty of people in rented apartments who had to keep their network confined to one room until they went wireless. With wireless networking, well, you can even take your computer outside, if you want to!

No more wires also means no more spaghetti all over the floor and in the corners. Not only does this improve the safety of your home, as it’s all too easy to trip over exposed wires, but it also means that you don’t have to go to all the trouble of packing all the wires up and re-connecting them at the other end when you move. It also means that you don’t have to examine every wire for damage if your Internet connection breaks down.

Play LAN and Internet Games.

You might have seen an option in your favourite game to play over a LAN. Well, wireless networks are LANs, which means that your whole family can play that game together — without needing the computers to be anywhere near each other. It’s far more fun to play against real people you know than to play against random people over the Internet, not to mention that the game will work much faster. You could even invite your friends to bring their computers and join in — a ‘LAN party’!

An added benefit is that wireless equipment lets you easily connect any games consoles you or your kids might have to the Internet, and start playing online. It’s far easier to play online with a wirelessly connected Xbox or PlayStation 2 than to have to connect it to your modem every time.

Convinced Yet?

If you’re excited, then that’s great — keep reading these articles for advice on how to set everything up. If you don’t think it’s for you yet, well, don’t give up on it — I’m sure you’ll come round when you realise just how easy and cheap wireless really is.

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Tip: Easily open links in new tabs by pressing the scroll wheel on your mouse

download 1 Tip: Easily open links in new tabs by pressing the scroll wheel on your mouseI have been doing this for a long time now but it occurred to me some people may not know this nifty trick. Often times when I browse the web I come across multiple links that I want to follow. Since I can’t view multiple links in the same tab without risk of losing some links, I like to open links in new tabs, allowing me to easily switch between pages/websites as I desire. To open links in new tabs, I simply click on links with the scroll wheel on my mouse. In other words, instead of left-clicking on links I scroll-click on links; using the scroll wheel to click on links opens link in new tabs instead of the current tab.

For those of you with two button mice, you obviously can’t scroll-click with a scroll wheel you don’t have. So, instead, if you want to open links in a new tab hold Ctrl on your keyboard while left-clicking on a link — that will open the link in a new tab.

If you prefer opening links in new windows instead of tabs, you can do that by holding Shift on your keyboard while left-clicking on a link.

The best part? All the above tricks work in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Opera on Windows (I am not sure about other operating systems) with one exception: Shift clicking won’t open a link in new window for Opera.

 

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New SIM swap e-mail scam

MTN South Africa has issued a warning to its customers of another malicious attempt to obtain the personal banking details of MTN customers.

According to MTN, the syndicate sends an e-mail similar to the following:

Dear Client,

We have discovered a suspected sim swap attempt on your no. The swap will be processed within the next hour. If you did not initiate this sim swap, please Cancel here.

MTN said that the “cancel” link redirects the user to a site that requests their banking details.

Once the criminals have this information they can use it to make fraudulent transactions from the banking account, MTN said.

“Customers should note that MTN does not send any SIM swap warnings to its customers via email,” the network said. “Furthermore, customers must ignore any such emails and should report them to 083 123 STOP (7867).”

As an additional safeguard to its customers, MTN said it will be blocking the site on its network.

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