eSIM: Convenience vs. Privacy – A Necessary Trade-off?

Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) are transforming the smartphone landscape, promising ease of carrier switching, more compact designs, and exciting features like dual-SIM support. However, amidst the convenience, privacy concerns linger. Understanding these concerns is essential for making informed choices about your mobile device.   The Shift from Physical Control Traditional SIM cards grant a tangible sense … Read more

Tello Review: Affordable and Flexible Wireless Plans

In today’s hyper-connected world, we’re more dependent on our mobile devices than ever before. Given the sheer number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) on the market, choosing a suitable service provider can be overwhelming. One option that stands out is Tello – a MVNO that leases space from T-Mobile’s network to offer a range … Read more

Navigating MTN’s 30-Day Prepaid Plans: Data, Voice, and Text Deals, and the Challenges They Present

MTN South Africa: A Brief History   MTN Group, originally known as M-Cell, was founded in 1994 and has since grown into a multinational telecommunications company, providing voice, data, and text services. MTN South Africa, a subsidiary of the MTN Group, is known for its robust network and a variety of prepaid deals that cater … Read more

Melon Mobile: A Bitter sweet Experience

Note: The title refers very much to the initial onboarding experience for me as a blind client. This may change, depending on my experience for the rest of the testing period. A new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Melon Mobile, has recently soft-launched for users who registered to beta test its services. The official launch … Read more