Exclusive – NetOne’s promo reversal only for WhatsApp & Facebook bundles data caps, everything else stays the same – POTRAZ
Following the recent announcement that local mobile network operator NetOne has been forced to reverse all unapproved promotions by POTRAZ, officials from the regulator have pointed out that it’s not all of NetOne’s new promotions that have been stopped. According to POTRAZ, NetOne will only be reversing the adjustments it made on its WhatsApp and […]
ZImbabwe’s telecoms regulator, POTRAZ has just announced that it forcing local mobile network operator NetOne to reverse its data promotions. According to POTRAZ the promotions weren’t approved. A statement published on its Facebook page reads, NetOne has been instructed to stop running unapproved promotions with immediate effect by the Regulator. They have also been asked […]
The Samsung Galaxy J series has been selling pretty well being the most popular series in Samsung’s midrange offerings. The Galaxy J1 Mini Prime steps in as the baby of the midrange J series ready to give you a no frills experience of the smartphone world. The following is a technical review of this device. […]
NetOne the Zimbabwean mobile network operator has revised its bundled mobile data packages, reintroducing daily bundles and setting data caps on all its social media offerings. The changes didn’t just end there, though. NetOne also marginally increased data limits on its WhatsApp and Facebook bundles, something that could help subscribers stretch the value that they get […]
Zimbabwean startups raised over US$1.2 million in 2016 – country ranked as Africa’s 7th most popular funding destination
In 2016 Zimbabwean tech startups secured over US$1.2 million in investment and the country was ranked as the 7th most popular destination in Africa in terms of total funding for tech startups. This information was shared in the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2016. This annual report documents tech startup investments across Africa, […]
It turns out that data caps have also been introduced on its OneFusion package. A look at the OneFusion menu indicates these changes though the OneFusion website and Facebook page are yet to carry any announcement to that effect.
NetOne adjusts its internet lineup, reintroduces generous daily bundle with more data -$1 for 300 MB
Local mobile network operator, NetOne, has revised its data packages increasing the data allowance on its bundles and effectively reintroducing its more generous daily data bundles lineup. According to the new advert posted on its Facebook page, under the daily data bundles, subscribers can now get 1 GB for $2 and 300 MB for $1, […]
Charamba, who highlighted how the POS facilities will help motorists, also mentioned that the next stage in the ZRP's e-money roll out would be the introduction of POS machines at roadblocks to cater for spot fines.
Looking for the best WhatsApp & Facebook deal? – here’s a comparison of Econet, NetOne & Telecel bundles
The cost of mobile data in Zimbabwe might have been recently reversed after a huge outcry from the public, but that doesn’t change the fact that the cost of staying connected is still prohibitive for a lot of people. Which is why social media bundles are such a hit. These packages provided by all three […]
AT & T announced that it is shutting down its 2G mobile network on 31 December 2016. This means anyone who owns a device that supports 2G only will not be able to access any services on AT & T’s network. Here is a snippet of their press statement. To help support increasing mobile Internet […]
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has an outstanding payment of US$4.2 million that’s required to acquire a fingerprint search system. According to Newsday, this information was shared by ZRP’s Finance Director, Police Senior Assistant Commissioner Wiklef Makamache, in an address to a Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs. In the same session, the permanent secretary in […]
NetOne, Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network operator also made adjustments to its own broadband lineup. It recently placed data caps on its social media bundles. This means that daily, weekly and monthly bundles for Over the Top services like Facebook and WhatsApp now have a data limit on them. Daily bundles have a 20 MB cap, […]
Yes at 9.6 inches it is big. It’s an equally big way to consume media. Here are my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Right off the bat I can confirm that typing is just pure joy. In fact interacting with the touch is just so pleasant owing to the spacious buttons on such […]
Econet turns to shareholders for a $130 million capital raise, asks for payments to be made offshore
Local telecoms company Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is looking to raise US$130 million in the local market through the issue of shares and debt as an arrangement to put together capital that will be used to clear foreign loans. It will, however, require shareholders to make the payments for the rights issue in United States Dollars directly to […]
This is the first independent, commercial gaming project which the team has worked on - in the past, they have worked individually on corporate projects for other entities. By the looks of things, this will also be the first full-scale commercial video game project that's launched by a Zimbabwean outfit with a Zimbabwean focus.
Econet Media, the company behind Kwesé TV announced the addition of VICELAND to the Kwesé TV lineup. VICELAND is a youth and lifestyle channel owned by VICE Media, a young, North American digital media and broadcasting company. Econet Media signed a deal with VICE Media in mid-2016 as one of its several tie-ups with content partners […]
Internet access is expensive in Zimbabwe, that fact cannot be stressed enough. The cost of establishing a consistent connection for individual, residential or commercial use is still beyond the economic reach of most citizens especially against the backdrop of our strained economy. With over 98% of internet connections in Zimbabwe made via mobile devices, the cost […]
Zimbabwe’s recent mobile broadband tariff adjustments which saw a sharp increase in the cost of data before a reversal undersigned by POTRAZ, the telecoms regulator, have created a lot of debate and controversy. When Econet Wireless, the country’s largest mobile operator adjusted its tariffs in line with the floor price set by POTRAZ the increase kicked […]
OK Zimbabwe suffered a $70 000 hit in their finances after Isaiah Marange, a 33 year old man from Chitungwiza hacked into OK’s Money Wave system. According to The Herald, Marange signed up and opened a Money Wave account making an initial deposit of $5 under the name Kundai Liberty Musamba. On 26 December 2016 […]
The latest figures on mobile operating system (OS) spread from GS Stat Counter indicates that as recently as December 2016-January 2017, Android, the Linux Kernel-based, mobile OS developed by Google is on 76.95% of all mobile devices in the country.
Mandiwanzira responds to Econet, advises operator to stick to business & take responsibility for milking subscribers
As expected the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira has responded to the strongly worded statement issued by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe regarding its position on the adjustment of mobile data tariffs.
These internet blackouts were widely believed to have been a result of a directive from the State which was trying to contain political unrest by limiting communication. The government denied these claims.
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator has published a statement detailing its position regarding the recent mobile broadband tariff increases which were criticised by subscribers before being reversed. In its statement Econet makes scathing remarks against the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, accusing him of falsehoods and linking him and the country’s other mobile […]
Econet Wireless has issued a public statement defending its position in the issue surrounding the massive data tariff increases which were eventually reversed. Under the new tariffs, subscribers were expected to pay as much as $1 for 10 MB, which was a huge adjustment from packages like the $1 for 250 MB daily bundle option which […]
Supa Mandiwanzira In the latest development regarding the recently suspended mobile data tariff increases, Econet Wireless has published a statement on its Facebook page defending its actions, pointing out how it reversed the data tariffs increase on its own and accusing Supa Mandiwanzira, Zimbabwe’s Minister of ICT, of duplicity and misleading actions aimed at discrediting […]