Vodacom's Opera Mini data usage surges to new heights
Vodacom reported a healthy increase in Opera Mini usage following a recent, successful promotional competition in which entrants could win a Mini Cooper Convertible. Mr. C Saira of Brakpan, Gauteng, was the lucky subscriber who walked away with the Mini Cooper.
"The response to the competition was overwhelming, with phenomenal growth in both unique users and page views." said Mark Taylor, Managing Executive at Vodacom South Africa. "Total monthly downloads increased by 120%, whilst the number of unique users increased by 38% which boosted Opera Mini data usage to new heights. This shows that South Africans are hungry for quality Internet access, speed, and affordability," concluded Taylor.
South Africa currently ranks among the top 10 Opera Mini using countries in the world and the consumer appetite for this fast and efficient mobile Internet browser is set to increase even further in the next few years.
Vodafone Opera Mini v5.0 is the world's most advanced mobile Internet browser that allows users to experience fast mobile Internet in the palm of their hands. It turns any website into a mobisite enabling the user to navigate any website quicker and easier. Opera Mini compresses web pages by up to 90%, allowing web pages to be downloaded faster. It reduces the cost of browsing and provides customers with a superior Internet browsing experience using any WAP enabled mobile phone.
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Vodacom notice - Phishing
Vodacom has recently been made aware of some customers receiving fraudulent emails claiming to be from Vodacom and asking for updated contact information. The mails may even look authentic and contain the Vodacom logo and corporate colours.
Note: Vodacom won't ever ask for personal information over email.
These are scams commonly known as 'phishing' and all Vodacom customers should take note of the following before responding to an email from a site asking for personal information.
- Check that the email address and the sender name match.
- Hover over (but do not click) any links to check if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- Make sure that the email address or phone number listed in the email is the same as the one that should be on that company's records.
- Does the message start with a generic greeting, like "Dear customer." Most legitimate companies will include the recipient's name in their messages
If you suspect a phishing mail, contact our customer care by dialing 111 from your Vodacom handset. Alternatively, send us an email by completing the Scams & Hoax form.