The South African mobile service is no longer a game owned by MTN and Vodacom. When my mom called me last night with a Cell C number, a loyal MTN user for decades now, and she started convincing me to get Cell C (providing proper substantial evidence)…I knew things have changed around here.
Cell C, atleast 10 years old, has done enough to rub this thoroughly in their faces, with baby 8ta also doing best to keep afloat.
We went from speaking over fences to calling each other from tiny and awkward phone booths. Then came the Nokia ‘brick’ phones that allowed for people to communicate with each in the comfort of their own homes.
Text messaging made it even easier to speak to people while doing something else at the same time. Years later, as phones became advanced communication became easy and affordable even to people from low income households.
The SABC board has been dissolved for the second time in less than five years, slamming the breaks on looming telecommunications thresholds.