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Surfing Mobile is easy: simply go to your phone's web browser, type in, and press "OK" or "Go".

Web-enabling your phone

Most new cellphones are already set up for mobile internet access or WAP (wireless application protocol). If yours is not, you can set it up by following these simple steps (for South African mobile subscribers):


Dial *111# from your phone, choose "device setup" and follow the prompts to download the WAP settings to your phone. Alternatively, you can register for Vodacom4me. See Vodacom's mobile data page. If you still need help, dial Vodacom customer service on 155 from a Vodacom mobile or 082155 from any other phone.


Dial *123# from your phone, and select the option to have the WAP settings sent to your cellphone by SMS. When you receive the SMS, all you have to do is select the option to save the settings. See MTN's WAP FAQ. If you still need help, dial MTN customer service on 173 from your mobile.

Cell C

SMS SMARTDATA to 0841159911 (costs R2) to get set up, or go to Cell C's mobile internet services page. If you still need help, dial Cell C customer service on 084140 from your mobile.

Virgin Mobile

On your handset menu, find the Virgin Mobile menu. It normally appears on the first page of the menu, or under "Applications". Then choose the option called "Virgin Settings", and after a few minutes you'll receive two SMS messages with the settings. Open the messages, select "Save" from the menu, and you're done. See Virgin Mobile's data services page. If you still need help, dial Virgin Mobile customer service on 0741000123.

How much will it cost me?

Mobile internet browsing is relatively inexpensive. Remember: you're not paying for a call, or for the length of time you're connected. You're only paying for the data you download. So once you've downloaded a web page, you can read it at your leisure - you only start paying again if/when you download another page. Mobile

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Provide an overview of the country's myriad attractions and opportunities, particularly for investors, tourists, foreign diplomats and researchers.

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