There is no faster, easier and more efficient way to top up your phone than to buy airtime with Capitec Bank mobile banking.
The age of communication is upon us, and not only are we witnessing the creation of the most advanced and efficient communication technology yet, we are experiencing a burst of growth and acceleration in technology. There is no doubt that incredible, unfathomable and efficient communication tools will still be created in the next century and beyond that. We have hardly reached the peak of the growth curve of technology and it is truly very exciting to be alive in 2012.
Communication and the technology we use to do it has become the biggest part of our lives; at home, in business and in every sector of society. Without communication as we know it today huge corporations would fall, systems and structures would fall apart and we would all be lost. Due to the advent of the telephone, the computer, radio, television, fast moving transport, the internet and cell phones, the world has become a smaller place where communication between people hundreds of thousands of kilometres apart is easy, fast, clear and relatively cheap.
Our world is structured by the media, advertising and social media. There is a huge amount of information readily available to us from several different mediums. The most mobile, convenient and simple of all of these is of course the cell phone.
What does your cell phone do for you?
Many people, from children to pensioners, rely heavily on their cell phones to stay in touch with the world. Not so many years ago, all your cell phone would do for you was enable you to make phone calls and send and receive text messages. It is a small enough task compared to what they can do now, but it was revolutionary for the previous generation.
People could now leave their homes but stay connected to their friends and families! They could take a call anywhere and receive short messages without having to sit down at their computers. Today, however, cell phones are pivotal to our lives and we use them for a long list of things including but not limited to the following:
- Phone calls
- Internet browsing
- Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc.
- Instant messaging like Blackberry Messenger, Mxit and Whatsapp
- Taking and storing photographs, videos and audio clips
- Watching series and movies
- Downloading, storing and listening to music
- Tools like the calculator, memo pad and document editor
- Games like Solitaire, Sudoku and Poker
There is, of course, much much more that your phone could do for you, depending on which cell phone you choose and how much airtime you can afford to use.
Airtime and data
Every cell phone needs air time in order to make calls, send texts or photographs and communicate in general. You will also need data if you are planning on using social media, the internet or instant messaging.
If you have a contract, however, you may not need to buy airtime. With some contracts, you can use your phone as much as you like and you will be sent a bill at the end of the month, similar to how landline telephones work. With others, you will receive a certain amount of airtime and if you run out you will have to buy more and top it up the same way that pay as you go users do.
If you are in a situation where you have to buy your own airtime occasionally, you will understand how frustrating it can be to run out of airtime and then realise that you have to drive to a store that sells your brand of airtime, wait in a queue and then purchase it. Unless you are very organised and always remember to top up when it is necessary, this can be tedious.
Also, many stores run out of certain brands or packages of airtime. A better, more efficient way to purchase airtime is through mobile banking. This way, if you buy airtime with Capitec Bank mobile banking for example, your airtime will arrive on your phone immediately and you will be spared a trip to the shops which may be fruitless anyway.