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A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold

A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold

Gizmos, Telecomms
The new Motorola Razr is not a good phone — it’s expensive, has a mediocre camera, the hinge is creaky, and a display has odd dips and bumps underneath the screen. But now, there’s at least one reported instance of the new foldable’s screen actually separating from the plastic laminate above the display, and it’s apparently doing so right on that bad hinge. Input’s Raymond Wong published an article yesterday about the issues he’s seeing with a Razr that Input has owned for a little more than a week. Wong noticed that the screen had started to peel away the laminate top layer right at the hinge, creating a bubble between the screen and the laminate. Here’s what the bubble looks like: That bubble isn’t just distracting — it also apparently affects the functionality of the touchscree

ZSE gears up financial literacy drive

Telecomms
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has moved a gear up in driving financial literacy to demystify capital markets that are often viewed as a preserve for the elite. The bourse has released its 2020 training dates for several financial literacy courses. ZSE chief executive Justice Bgoni, has long promised to pursue a three-fold mandate, part of which speaks to the promotion of financial literacy for enhanced financial inclusion. The training courses consist of programmes aimed at addressing issues from corporate administration basics to basics about capital markets and capital raising through the bourse. Since focus is on growth of capital markets and promotion of an investment culture in the country, participants shall possibly be drawn from the broad business community from t...
Telecel Profits Fell From US$55m To US$1m

Telecel Profits Fell From US$55m To US$1m

Telecomms
Telecel has been in a never-ending downward spiral for a number of years now. Subscribers who would expect to get new services and products and innovation from their mobile network have instead gotten board room squabbles, poor network delivery and now it’s alleged shareholders are getting dwindling revenues and no profits. An anonymous source with inside information regarding Telecel’s affairs contacted us exposing some of the rot that has allegedly set in at the company. The source reveals that the company has failed to turn around a profit since the appointment of Angeline Vere as CEO back in 2015. The company is said to be worse off than it was with monthly revenues -which were as high as US$14 million/month – falling to US$3 million/month. The more startling figu
Telecel CEO Responds To Allegations Of Mismanagement

Telecel CEO Responds To Allegations Of Mismanagement

Telecomms, What's Hot
Earlier today we published an article regarding the alleged state of affairs at Telecel Zimbabwe. A source reached out to us and claimed that there were a number of issues affecting the telecommunications company and whilst Telecel were yet to respond to our request for comment at the time of publishing that story, they have done so. Angeline Vere who most of the allegations were aimed at, responded and gave Telecel’s official response: Regarding Telecel’s profitability which is claimed to have plummeted from US$56 million to US$1 million during Angeline’s tenure, the CEO said the reason behind this is economic pressure: The organisation has not been spared from the factors currently severely affecting the economy. Especially, the issues of commercial pow
This US Politician Wants To Ban People Under 21 From Owning Or Using Cellphones

This US Politician Wants To Ban People Under 21 From Owning Or Using Cellphones

Telecomms, What's Hot
A politician in Vermont – A northeastern US State- has introduced a bill that prohibits ownership or use of smartphones for people under the age of 21. Why has Democratic Sen. John Rodgers proposed the bill? For a number of reasons which are not as silly as you might have thought when you saw this headline: The use of cell phones while driving is one of the leading killers of 15 teenagers in the United States… Each day, 11 teenagers die in automobile crashes in the USA. Young people frequently use cell phones to bully and threaten other 20 young people, activities that have been linked to many suicides; The Internet and social media, accessed primarily through cell phones, are used to radicalize and recruit terrorists, fascists, and other extremists; Cell
Econet Introducing A New Brand Positioning

Econet Introducing A New Brand Positioning

Mobile Money, News, Telecomms
“Econet Wireless – Inspired to change your world,” remember that? That by-line changed to different things over the years and recently it has been “The smart data network.” Well it’s changing again. Econet is now positioning itself as a digital lifestyle company. Their new by-line is, “Econet Wireless – Your digital lifestyle network.” Their communication regarding this change seems to emphasise Buddie Beatz the music streaming app, YoPlay their effort at gaming, EcoCash the fintech spin off and overall they are also just emphasising data connectivity. What does this mean? It’s never a good idea to read too much into branding communications and this is no different. Only comment to make at this point is to note that Econet realises as every telco realises that the
Liquid Telecom Zim Provides Students With Free WiFi As Part Of Edu-Zones Initiative

Liquid Telecom Zim Provides Students With Free WiFi As Part Of Edu-Zones Initiative

Start Ups, Telecomms
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is today celebrating the success of Edu-Zones, a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative to help students bridge the digital divide with free Wi-Fi delivered across the company’s high-speed fibre network. Edu-Zones forms part of a long-term CSR initiative by Liquid Telecom launched in July 2018 by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Professor Dr. Amon Murwira, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. From polytechnics to universities, Liquid Telecom’s Edu-Zones empower and equip learning institutions with free internet in the form of Wi-Fi zones – typically in cafeterias, halls of residence and sports fields where students congregat
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