Powertel has introduced a new package or promotion targeting students called the “Scholar Pack”. The new package is offering college and university students unlimited surfing and downloads for just $0.50 per day. Over a thirty day period, this will translate to $15 for unlimited broadband, making it the cheapest broadband deal in Zimbabwe.
The prepaid services will require students to produce their students ID, national ID and the initial $0.50 daily subscription to sign up for this attractive package. However, one possible deterrent for students is that students would need to provide their own devices (dongles), a cost that may slow uptate of the service.
The RUIM for this package will however be provided upon payment of the first subscription.
The service is however manual and instead of juice cards, the accounts will be loaded in-store but the great thing is students can also buy the subscriptions for more than one day.
This is the second time we are seeing a mobile broadband service particularly targeted at students. Last year Econet introduced zero rated browsing on all local University websites. However although not free and if the download speeds are at least “decent”, this new package from Powertel definitely offers more to students than Free access to their own Unversity’s website.