Blackberry has said it will no longer produce mobile phones shifting its focus to developing GAAP Software and Services. The decision comes off the back of its 3rd quarter financial results released earlier today. Blackberry recorded 89% growth in its GAAP Software and Services, a figure that has convinced the company to shut down its struggling hardware division. […]
Online dating app Tinder now makes you pay to be noticed first, shows you how to make money from a dating service
Tinder, the online dating service/app, has found a great way to monetize its service, you now pay to get noticed first. Firstly, for those who have never heard of Tinder, it’s an online dating app. Tinder uses your current GPS location to match you with potential suitors who you share common interests with. The application uses […]
DStv adjusts programming to improve cheaper bouquets & deal with repeats, but it’s only for South African subscribers
This will involve the termination of some channels (CBS Action, CBS Drama, AMC and True Movies) and moving at least 6 channels to low-tier bouquets. It's also adding 35 HD channels before the end of 2016.
It is no secret that the Zimbabwean economy is struggling. We have a highly educated society but there are simply no jobs around, the environment we find ourselves in has forced us to think entrepreneurially as the waiting game for employment becomes a nasty reality. Zimbabweans have an abundance of ideas, but more often these […]
In November 2015 the African telecoms industry was shaken up by the Government of Nigeria’s decision to fine MTN a staggering $5,2 billion for failing to disconnect up to five million unregistered SIM cards in that country. Just three months ago the figure was revised down to $1,05 billion which the telecom giant agreed to […]
Fed up with cops, Zimbabwean road users have adopted this Google tool to monitor roadblock corruption
Zimbabwean road users have adopted this Google tool to monitor police roadblock corruption.
It's not just total market domination that's spurring the ad campaigns, though. The pursuit of growth plus the need to make the most of extensive infrastructure investments are enough to trigger different strategies.
Zimbabwe’s latest poverty datum line raises argument of who can actually afford our expensive internet
According to Zimstat’s latest release of the Poverty Analysis in Zimbabwe, our poverty datum line stands between $430 and $574 for an average household of 5 and $96 for a self-sustaining individual, depending on location (provincial stats). A poverty datum line (PDL) represents the cost of a given standard of living that must be attained if […]
Earlier today we released a list of the top 10 phones worldwide. One argument raised was that the list did not reflect the needs and constraints of the Zimbabwean consumer. So we have decided to come up with a list of phones that best suit the Zimbabwean environment according to the following factors: Network capabilities […]
To understand how your airtime “disappears” or is “stolen” by your mobile operator, you have to understand the concept of out of bundle browsing. Out of bundle browsing charges subscribers a high data tariff for any internet related activity done outside of a bundle (WhatsApp, facebook, twitter or opera). Out of bundle browsing is ridiculously expensive, […]
TelOne & ZOL aren’t letting up on the ad fighting, but we’d rather have an internet price & service brawl
Perhaps TelOne and ZOL should pass on the victory to subscribers instead by shaping their services to be more affordable and reliable with the best support services.
With the recent release of the iPhone 7 there has been a raging debate over whether Apple’s new flagship device is the best device on the market right now. 2016 has seen all major mobile device manufacturers release their flagship products, so we decided to write up a list of the top 10 smartphones you […]
Econet takes Kwesé Free Sports to Rwanda, licenses free coverage of English football to over 10 African countries
Kwesé Free Sports, the zero-rated 24/7 sports channel from Econet Media has just gone live in Rwanda marking this as the fourth African country that now has access to the Free to Air (FTA) service.
This is a first for TelOne and the company appears to have provided a solution that resonates with the predominantly mobile Zimbabwean internet community.
The #datamustfall campaign advocating for the reduction of data pricing in South Africa has received a major endorsement from its Parliament with major mobile operators (Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C) given up to the end of November 2016 to review data pricing or have it done for them through its National Assembly (body mandated to […]
This is a Sponsored Article submitted by Ownai A number of entrepreneurs have caught on to the opportunity that Ownai is the best, FREE online classifieds website. It is providing them with an opportunity to scoop the best bargains and make a profit out of selling. For almost a year now, Zimbabweans have been enjoying free […]
image credit- market success Tethering is when you turn your smartphone device into a mobile WiFi hotspot and share your internet connection with other devices. Once tethering is turned on any device with wireless capability is able to connect to the internet via your smartphone, consuming whatever data provisions you device has. With tethering, you […]
According to POTRAZ, there are minimum upload and download speeds a mobile operator should adhere to based on its Statutory Instrument 42 of 2016, Postal and Telecommunications Quality of Services (QoS) Regulations. The QoS software is meant to monitor all these services already been deployed by mobile operators with operators expected to meet certain standards in […]
Allo, Google’s messaging app serves up artificial intelligence brilliantly, but still won’t beat WhatsApp
Allo, Google's messaging app serves up artificial intelligence brilliantly, but in Zimbabwe it still won't beat WhatsApp.
NetOne vs Econet, LTE and 3G speed test results set a benchmark for more tests, is there anyone getting these speeds?
Finally, the long awaited speed tests are here! There is a mobile data war brewing in Zimbabwe and all the recent signs point towards it. We’ve reported on promotions being suspended, illegal products removed from the market and the reaction to our initial speed tests with operators reaching out to us one after the other inviting us to speed tests,. […]
With Zimbabwe having the third most expensive data we all need to come up with cost-effective methods to reduce our consumption and preserve data for when we need it on our phones. Here are 12 ways to reduce your data consumption: 1. Disable Auto-Updates: Many people are often victims of either their phone or applications […]
RBZ attempts to break informal diaspora remittances, offers money to everyone receiving money through registered channels
Starting from the first of October 2016 this same export scheme will be extended to diaspora remittances. It has been set at 5% - with 2% being reserved for the money trasnfer agent and 3% reserved for the recipient.
Plans are already in place for the next showcase which is set to be held on the 28th of September 2016 at Rainbow Towers in Harare.
According to the RBZ, an estimated $1 billion in diaspora remittances entered Zimbabwe through informal channels in 2015.
EcoCash partners Mukuru in new cross border remittance tie-up, consolidates its place in formal diaspora inflows
In the latest of its remittances partnerships Zimbabwean mobile network operator, Econet Wireless has just unveiled a cross-border money transfer deal between its mobile money service EcoCash and remittances services outfit Mukuru (Mukuru.com).