Techzim giveaway: Brodacom Plug ‘n Go device with 1GB data bundle

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Last week, we posted a review of 3 internet (one of them primarily voice) devices that Brodacom is selling with their new mobile broadband. You can read the review here. Spiritage has availed one of those gadgets, pictured below, for a giveaway to a lucky reader. It’s called the Plug ‘n Go and its shelve value is $99.50. This giveaway unit will come loaded with 1 Gigabyte of data. The device will also come with a desk phone for making calls on the Brodacom network.

Brodacom Plug 'n Go giveaway

The rules for the giveaway are simple. To stand a chance to win, just do one of the following things:

  • Leave a comment (any comment) on this article,
  • Leave a comment on the article’s Facebook page update
  • Tweet this article and use the hashtag #Brodacom so we can find the tweet

Only one entry per individual will be considered. The giveaway starts now and runs until end of day Thursday, 1 December (at midnight). The name of the winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will collect their prizes from the Brodacom offices (so they can register). The giveaway is open to anyone in Zimbabwe. If you are chosen, we will contact you through email (a mention in a tweet, or mention on Facebook if that’s how you entered) and you must respond within 3 working days.

Update:

Ok People. We did the draw this morning (entries closed last night) and the winning entry, out of more than a hundred entries on the 3 platforms, is the 12th comment posted here on Techzim by Brian Paradza. Thank you all so much for participating.



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79 Comments

  1. Ted Von Beefcake

    Kabweza, can you do a review of all internet connections available in Zim (specifically Harare) comparing Aquiva, eCONET, TelOne, ZOL, YoAfrica, Africom, Mweb etc in terms of their value for money, uptime, speeds marketed vs speeds received etc? Which one is the best/most reliable at the moment to get?

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  2. Orion

    I think Ted’s idea is brilliant – I struggle with PowerTel at home and would like to see how it compares with other solutions

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  3. Sikefula

    ok,freebies are fine if only the sponsors will own up and pay,i.e,1 Dec should mean 1 December…anyway,a good start for them,well done!

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  4. brian paradza

    Well, that’s a great thing for Brodacom to do. I do hope they will continue investing in their systems to maintain the comparatively good speed (awesome by local standards) of 1mbs and also cover all major economic centers of Zimbabwe.

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      1. Ngoni Matanga

        fortunately enough im using this gadget at wek, i moved from Africom and i have seen a gret diffrence, almost seemless

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      2. Eng Kools

        I dont know which Africom you are talking about coz the one I know…eish.. I always receive complaints with their services. may be they are only offering a few that good speed

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      3. Black_knight

        The words ‘Africom’ and ‘Speed’ are not synonymous. Combining them would create an oxymoron, like bitter-sweet, ‘Fire and Ice’ etc.

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  5. Tmutswiti

    Am currently seriously considering migrating to Brodacom because they SAY they have pop enabled brodacom email address with pop/smtp configuration. Africom is cheap but assumes 100% usage of webmail (unless someone knows how i can configure the Mweb pop settings to use my bulls@bulls.co.zw).                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                             
    But ain’t they a bit pricey especially at $100 for unlimited data & voice?

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  6. Alfred Kuwodza

    yes, give the early players a good run for their money, and i hope you improved from what is being currently offered on the market. well come aboard!!!!

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  7. Jspremba

    This is really what we want in Zimbabwe ………………………………COMPETITION. Those few networks in Zim have been killings us for real.  Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

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    1. Tafmak3000

      People are so desperate they are playing nice! No wonder our politics is messed up! Too many two faced people who will sell their mothers for a dollar!

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  8. Patience

    From the news that I have heard about Broadcom products, it seems like they are pretty good.  All I hope is they continue offering a good service and get to cover many areas outside Harare especially Chitungwiza.

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  9. TAFADZWA MUSEVENZO

    Ho Ho Ho !!! Broadband has finally come into our motherland Zimbabwe. Change is possible and Brodacom has brought it in Zim telecoms . In loving IT !!! .

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  10. Lurker133

    I’ve read the interview, and it sounds great, but there’s a lot more info I’d like to know. There doesn’t seem to be an active site for Brodacom so please post some info on how to find them. Or just email me when it’s time to come pick up the Plug ‘n’ Go prize! :)

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  11. Chikosi

    I think Brodacom after Africom has the most competitive rates a s well as a more stable connection. I use both the router and the desk phone and I have no complaints.

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  12. Black_knight

    I have tried Brodacom and in my opinion the speeds and stability are way better than Africom. Africom’s 1 Gb bundle, though cheap, it is not value for money, at the end of the day cheap is expensive. Brodacom is value for money!

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  13. KuraiMGT

    I think this is a cheaper solution to school libraries for internet, easy set up, battery and coverage of up to 20 connection should be a good starting point to bring connectivity to scholars

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  14. IQ

    I think Brodacom is a revolutionary company meant to bring relief to the people of Zimbabwe. U can tell from their competitive rates as well as their reliable Internet connection. I have tried it and I can testify that Brodacom yauya kuyipa guys. Just give it a try and have a say on your own.

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    1. Tafmak3000

      Oh Please! do you wan’t the price that much, marketing your soul to the devil already! there is nothing revolutionary about Broadacom yet! Many companies come in gunz blazing until they realise they are shooting into thin air with limited bullets. Let’s not pop the champagne bottles yet!

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      1. IQ

        The problem with u Tefmak3000 is that u r naturally negative in your approach to life in general. U r already mistrusting something when u haven’t even tried it! U r those kind of people who just work on a ”wait and see” basis instead of the actual doing. Give it a try and comment thereafter!!

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  15. Gorez

    IQ u r very ryt u know bcoz we just want good and affordable service and nothing more. I was checking Africom and I can tell that their rates are as good as those of Brodacom, but when it comes to quality and reliability, i think Brodacom is topping the market.Econet’s Internet and worse still that of Telecel and waste still that of Powertel, are now down. I’m using Brodacom pug ‘n’ go device and i now have peace guys!!!! I can now do my researches easily without any hassles. 

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  16. Tafmak3000

    It’s interesting how everyone’s comments are positive all of a sudden, I believe that the only reason Brodacom is fast is because few people use it, when this changes you’ll see how slow it is cable of being…

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    1. Nyamaz

      We wait to see that but u ought to learn that there is competition now on the market and they wouldn’t to rest these Brodacom guys. I see them still trying to maintain their standards. 

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    1. Widzo

      Those are just sayings and if u rely on sayings, u’l die a poor man bcoz some of them limit u to a greater extent. Try to be more object and be more realistic in your thinking capacity! Face reality and rest your facts on them precisely…

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  17. Brukainga

    Hope they can provide fast reliable and consistent service……..desperately need value for our money……First test will be a review from whoever wins the the free ones

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  18. Gheto_fabolous

    the good part is most of the getho is covered 100% so dont worry abt kuwadzana,mbare,warren park ,budiriro glenview ,chi town u name all the getho names you want

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