Network changing gets thumbs up

Sowetan took to the streets yesterday to find out what "Joe Soap" thinks about mobile number portability.

Sowetan took to the streets yesterday to find out what "Joe Soap" thinks about mobile number portability.

Tabisa Mabengeza, 21, a student at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), said: "I am currently on MTN and happy with their rates. They have cheap SMSes and a lot of specials. I would not want to change to anything else."

But Palesa Phosa, 20, another UJ student, said she could not wait.

"I'm so glad I can finally change networks and it's great that I don't have to lose my contacts. I want to change to Vodacom for great Internet service," she said.

Thando Lamani, 21, a political science student, said: "I would not change. I am happy with Vodacom. It suits my pocket at the moment."

Malikhaya Lusiba, 20, an electrical engineering student said: "I have been meaning to change to Cell C, but was afraid I would lose my number. Cell C has R5 airtime and that's great for me."

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