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Broadband

TECNO Mobile partners up with Manchester City FC [Update]

Yesterday TECNO mobile signed a partnership with one of the premium football clubs Manchester City to be their Tablet and Handset partner. The partnership is said to be a ‘multi-year agreement’ and one that will definitely be a big one for the Chinese based Afrocentric mobile phone maker in terms of getting their brand out. Here […]

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Broadband

WhatsApp and Messenger video calling mobile data consumption.

Video calling is becoming trendy especially with its debut on WhatsApp just about a month ago but Facebook’s Messenger has had that feature for quite a while now. Anyway the story here is which of the two is the most efficient means of digital face to face communication that is best connectivity and quality for […]

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Broadband

[Breaking News] TECNO mobile partners up with Manchester City FC!

Tecno mobile is signing an agreement to be the official partner of Manchester City FC one of the biggest European Football Club on what might be one of the biggest deals the Chinese based, Afro centric mobile phone manufacturer has made thus far. 10:30 Announcement Facebook/Instagram: TECNO is proud to announce that we have become […]

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Telecommunications

[Breaking News] Government’s Telecel takeover completed!

We have just received news that Vimplecom and Global Telecom, who owned a 60% stake in Telecel, have finally concluded the long protracted deal with Government which will see them take over their stake in the mobile network operator. The communique signed off by Telecel CEO Angeline Vere to colleagues today states that management will […]

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Virtual Reality

Samsung Gear VR review. Get ready to be immersed.

Okay so i’m in a commuter omnibus after a long day at work and i’m waiting for people to fill it up. I get my Virtual Reality headset out and put on a rollercoaster video and immerse myself in my own world for about 2 minutes. Taking them off saw me being asked by my […]

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Media

When you go to the gym, you can’t just pay for the treadmill- DSTV on why they can’t let you choose your own channels!

Recently, South African online publication, MyBroadband, interviewed MultiChoice General Manager, Nyiko Shiburi who sat down with them to explain why DSTV cannot let subscribers simply choose their own channels and pay for them. Some of the extracts from the interview include the GM saying: “Technology is built to place channels into a relatively small number of […]

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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Now that they have you hooked on OneFusion, NetOne wants you to use its OneWallet mobile money platform, but what for?

Over the past few months, NetOne has enjoyed a somewhat comeback largely due to its OneFusion product which, arguably, offers the best mobile data deal in Zimbabwe right now. Many subscribers have “ditched” their previous mobile operator to enjoy the economic data package OneFusion offers and now NetOne looks to capitalize on this shift by […]

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Legislation

Minister of ICT accuses mobile operators of externalising forex, makes strong case for unified gateway as solution!

According to a report published by the Chronicle today, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, has accused mobile operators of “fleecing” the country of foreign currency through understated international calls. Addressing Parliament on the issue, the Minister stated that Government did not have the necessary equipment to monitor incoming and outgoing calls creating a technical grey area […]

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Broadband

Does more megapixels mean better quality images?

So you are like me. Love to take photos and therefore own or want to own a phone with a very decent camera. Question is, what is a good camera? That’s not an easy question because now you have to ask what makes a good camera and no, bigger sensor or more Megapixels does not […]

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Legislation

What happened to the peaceful demonstration to Econet HQ?

Two weeks ago, Ms. Sihle Maxine Mabuda sued Econet Zimbabwe for $50k (USD) on allegations that the mobile network operator had misrepresented its daily data bundles.  She argued that Econet was misleading the public by calling the “daily” bundles insinuating that their life span was a day (24 hrs) when in fact they were capped […]

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Mobile Money & eCommerce

OK Zimbabwe re-launches its OK-Kawena remittance service, looks to benefit from RBZ 5% incentive scheme

OK Zimbabwe Limited which runs some of the country’s most popular retail outlets (OK, Bon Marche and OK Mart) recently re-launched its remittance service OK-KAWENA in partnership with KAWENA, a South African distribution company. According to KAWENA’s website, the main concept behind the partnership is that Zimbabweans living in South Africa could transfer money directly to a […]

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Finance

Square Banking, Steward Bank’s mobile banking solution.

Steward Bank has launched a new service under the name Square Banking which is a culmination of 4 main target areas that are Mobile application, USSD Banking, Telephone Banking and Online Banking. MOBILE APPLICATION The mobile application is available for download on Android under the name Steward Bank Mobile Banking and iOS  and if you […]

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