Africom launches package with unlimited access to social media

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Africom Local internet access provider Africom has introduced a new product called the Africom MiChoice Package which gives users unlimited access to common social media and messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and Viber as well as unlimited access to emails.

The package is available with a $5 weekly, $10 fortnightly and a $25 monthly package. According to Africom the monthly package is more expensive than its weekly and fortnightly variant because it comes with a data allowance that subscriber can use for downloads.

For the $5 and $10 bundle a subscriber has unlimited access to websites but cannot download content.

The $25 monthly package is limited to 2G of downloads, which means torrents are out of the question. In case you want to enjoy the benefits of the MiChoice Package and still download content you have the option to top up your Africom account for that.

This MiChoice Package is similar to what mobile networks like Econet, Telecel and even Cell C  from South Africa have taken to through the introduction of OTT services and promotions.

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For Econet and Telecel this has been through paid for WhatsApp bundles, Facebook Bundles and zero rated Facebook products. Its all about monetising on free applications by using an “all you can eat” data offer. In any case it does add value to the subscriber.

Although Africom has been more visible for its VoIP packages it has been working on different packages in internet provision as well. Just last month it introduced a package for unlimited access to learning content from e-Learning solutions.

What are your thought on this Africom MiChoice Package? Does it offer a great deal?

23 Comments

  1. Josiah Toin Josia says:

    It is a good move but what areas does Africom cover.I believe outside Harare it is a challenge as they seem not to have access to 55km radius of Harare.

  2. ic0n1c says:

    The pricing on those packages! How can the monthly be more extensive than 4 seperate weeklies??

  3. admire says:

    if Hangouts was part of the package i’d b sold

    1. Africom says:

      Hi Admire ,

      The product offer unlimited hangouts as well .

  4. Inini says:

    Powertel gives you unlimited data for $35 a month the Africom offer wont fly

    1. Wega Haugayi says:

      $35 for slow aint cool the only thing u dont get is torrents

      1. Inini says:

        With where I stay slow is better than no connection

  5. Dee says:

    Let me get this straight, for $5 i can access any website but cant download anything. Does the package also restrict saving pages for offline reading? In order to access the service do i need an Africom simcard or i have to buy a dongle. In which case i already have an Africom dongle with a sim card but it stopped working long back, It’s giving a device not found error. The other dongle at the office is giving a same error.

    1. Roy says:

      You can download pages for offline reading (you really dont have to since you can always be online), watch videos streaming from any site (if your network conditions allow), download documents and music.
      What you cannot download is just large files. The $25/month product is not as strict on downloads as the $5/week product.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Powertel’s $35 unlimited data package is far more appealing. No need to constantly check my data usage or how much MB’s are left

    1. Roy says:

      The Africom product is essentially browse all you can on any site. Just no torrents or bulky downloads. That way you are guaranteed of seamless access to all your news, social networks, apps etc any time of the day. Im streaming music videos from YouTube right now as I’m typing using this product.

      1. macd chip says:

        Roy you sound like a Africom pr rep!!

        1. Roy says:

          I enquired and got a good explanation that’s all and I’m sharing. Also I’m a fan

      2. mutape says:

        so how do you get it? Procedure for acquisition? Thnx

    2. ngoma says:

      powertel nw changing per usage..the unlimited access package is over from october.got the news today

  7. Varaziphi says:

    Do i need a africom device to excess this service or i just simply buy a africom sim card and use it .

  8. Atomic Bob says:

    can you please supply with a coverage map for africom network

  9. chipaz says:

    THis is Great. People are shouting about powertel unlimited. The service from that zesa company is non existent. Its atrocious. You will be lucky to use just 100mb in a month of this unlimited net.

    If africom is giving unlimited browsing for a fiver then this is the best package out there.

  10. fourwallsinaroom says:

    what is now needed is a dual sim UMTS / CDMA android device and my life will be complete

  11. Simon Kamanga says:

    I’ll try it.

  12. MODDIE says:

    africom’s better than, this POWERTEL.

  13. Mr Dee says:

    Is africom able to push service to a cdma device that does not take a sim card

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