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How To Move Money From Your Bank To Your OneMoney Wallet

How To Move Money From Your Bank To Your OneMoney Wallet

FinTech, Telecomms
OneMoney announced their festive promotion earlier this week and in addition to transacting for free until the end of the year, there’s also a 1GB data incentive for those willing to move their funds from their bank to their OneMoney wallet. You may have been wondering how to move your money from your bank to your OneMoney wallet and vice-versa if you’re going to be making the switch this month: To move money from your bank account to your OneMoney wallet follow these steps: 1.Open & Log into your bank’s application or dial USSD code 2.Select OneMoney on the ZIPIT banks list 3.Enter destination account number (as 263712 980 ###) 4.Enter receiving mobile number (0712 980 ###) 5.Specify the purpose of transfer – e.g. rental 6.Enter Amount to be transferred 7.Confirm

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS, 1 Billion Phones At Risk

Security, Telecomms
It seems as though we can’t escape a single day without hearing about a new widespread security exploit that puts us all at risk. Today, the new attack taking center stage is called Simjacker, and it was revealed by the folks at AdaptiveMobile Security. Simjacker is a potential cyber threat to all mobile operators and subscribers across the globe What exactly is Simjacker? It is a kind of software exploit which helps track down the mobile location of users of mobile networks through malicious SMS messages. This vulnerability is said to be found in 30 countries (unnamed), whose total population exceeds one billion. Here’s how the Simjacker works: Although Simjacker is quite an intricately-executed exploit, I’ll try to give you a simple overview of how it claims its victims. First of
Finally NetOne Allows You To Save Data By Switching Off Out Of Bundle Browsing

Finally NetOne Allows You To Save Data By Switching Off Out Of Bundle Browsing

Telecomms
Almost 4 years ago, Econet introduced an option for subscribers to switch off and on permission to use regular airtime (non data bundle airtime) to access the internet. This was Econet’s effort to protect subscribers from ‘disappearing data.’ The biggest reason subscribers get surprised by the disappearance of their airtime is that their mobile device operating system and applications can update in the background thus accessing the internet without the subscriber knowing. This solution would at least solve this problem. By switching off ‘Out of Bundle Browsing,’ Econet subscribers can keep their regular airtime safe by blocking access to the internet by any background apps or any other apps. So if someone has a WhatsApp bundle only for example and other airtime lying idle, they will ac

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

Security, Telecomms
Bangladesh ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps. The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox's Bazar. The communication blackout will also isolate Rohingya from family still in Myanmar from where they fled a brutal military crackdown. Telecommunications operators have seven days to submit reports to the government on the actions they took to shut down networks in the camps, said Zakir Hossain Khan, spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. "Many refugees are using mobile phones in the camps. ...
Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

News, Telecomms
The government has wanted to get TelOne and NetOne off its hands -partially- for a while now. New reports suggest that US$300 million will be enough to get the two telecommunications companieswhich recently posted much improved financial results. NetOne posted a $10 million profit and whilst TelOne is still in the red, they too have improved significantly. Whether these improvements alone are enough to encourage action from investors who would be getting the second-largest mobile network operator and the largest home internet provider if they pulled the trigger on a deal is yet to be seen. The government expects a deal to be done by the end of the year and a Telecom Analyst who spoke to ITWeb Africa feels that any such move would increase competitiveness in the telecom
The mobile phone insurance market is US$ 16,962.7 Mn in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$ $ 43,448 Mn by 2025

The mobile phone insurance market is US$ 16,962.7 Mn in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$ $ 43,448 Mn by 2025

Applications, Security, Telecomms
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ZOL Unused Data To Start Rolling Over Into Following Month From August

ZOL Unused Data To Start Rolling Over Into Following Month From August

Telecomms
ZOLs decision not to allow you to carry over unused data into the next month has always been quite unpopular. You would only assume that this irritation has been felt more because of loadshedding. Couple that with more expensive data costs and you have a trinity of factors that might actually force customers to ditch a service. Thankfully ZOL has acknowledged that this issue needs fixing and has promised to fix it. From the 1st of August, ZOL will allow subscribers who haven’t used the entirety of their data to carry it over into the next month. They announced this in response to a complaint on Twitter: Thank you very much for the suggestion. We are pleased to announce that starting 1 August 2019, unused data will be rolling over to the next month. ^TN
NetOne Continues To Take Digs At Econet In Its Marketing Material

NetOne Continues To Take Digs At Econet In Its Marketing Material

Mobile Money, Telecomms
NetOne has made some interesting marketing efforts of late, and it seems central to their marketing is taking subtle digs at Econet wherever they can. This playfulness will probably appeal to subscribers who usually welcome drama with open arms. Back when NetOne announced their 1.2GB data bundle they struck with this: The blue 1GB vs the Orange 1.2? Ok, that one wasn’t exactly subtle but it was the first of many such digs that would become common on NetOne’s page. After Econet announced their ridiculously named Smart Data Bouqets, NetOne couldn’t help but strike again with their cheeky messaging: NetOne users have for long time claimed that their data is more reliable and faster than Econet, which might not be entirely false once you consider the number o
It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

Applications, News, Security, Telecomms
Data breaches and invasion of privacy are rarely discussions that captivate the majority of Zimbabwean audiences but last year there was one invasion that seemed to stir up the hornet’s nest. During the 2018 campaign season, ZANU-PF decided it would be a very good idea to send some mobile network subscribers very personal SMSs which seemed to indicate the party had knowledge of where these candidates in particular stayed. People were pissed off and ZANU-PFs excuse that the messages were sent to party members who had registered to receive them at party meetings didn’t really cut it as most of the people (myself included) had not been to any party meeting. With all this in mind, it will come as a relief to many that a bill has been passed making it illegal for poli
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