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 Some tips
- The venue (University of Cape Town) will have good Internet, most attendees won't need a mobile data connection for the duration of their stay. If you're planning to stay on after DebConf or need connectivity while out and about, getting a local sim card would be a good idea.
- Sim cards in South Africa are dirt cheap. You can typically buy a sim card for any provider from a supermarket or other retail outlet for between R0.50 and R2.00 (that's typically between US$0.03 and US$0.25 based on exchange rate fluctuations, provider and store).
- RICA: In South Africa, you are required to register your sim card before you can use it. To do this, you need to provide your proof of address when purchasing your sim.
 Table of providers and costs
There is a fairly complete comparison on Wikia. TL;DR: go for Vodacom with the B4IGO plan (for foreigners) if you accept to pay premium or a regular plan. In the latest case, it seems best to not go in a Vodacom shop at the airport. Instead, go upstairs to Woolworths store ("Shop No IDR, Domestic Departure Hall"). They sell the same plans without charging premium for the SIM card.
 Cell C
- Website: http://www.cellc.co.za/
- Coverage map: http://www.cellc.co.za/network-coverage-map
- UCT Coverage: poor
- Frequencies: GSM: 1800MHz, 3G: 900MHz, 1800MHz, LTE: 1800MHz (chan 3), 2100MHz (chan 1)
- Website: http://www.telkom.co.za/
- Coverage map: http://www.telkom.co.za/coverage/
- UCT Coverage: ?
- Frequencies: GSM: 1800MHz, 3G: 2100MHz, LTE: 2300MHz (chan 40)
- Website: http://www.mtn.co.za/
- Coverage map: https://www.mtn.co.za/pages/coverage-map.aspx
- UCT Coverage: ?
- Frequencies: GSM: 900MHz, 3G: 2100MHz, LTE: 1800MHz (chan 3)
- Website: http://www.vodacom.co.za/
- Coverage map: http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/coverage-map
- UCT Coverage: good
- Frequencies: GSM: 900Mhz, 3G: 2100Mhz, LTE: 1800MHz (chan 3)
 Roaming from Other Countries
 Roaming from UK mobile networks
This is generally very expensive!
Data £3 per MB. (South Africa is not a "feel at home" country so this is charged outside of inclusive allowance.) Calls £1.40/min, texts 35p.
Data requires a Zone B roaming data add-on, £20/week (for 40MB/week), £40/week (for 100MB/week), or other options. Calls £1.50/min, texts 50p.
Data £6 per MB(!). Calls 80p/min, texts 40p
Website down at time of writing.
 Roaming from US mobile networks
Data: Free. (2G speeds, proxied via US) SMS: Free. Calls: 20c/min (USD).