No, it’s not a dream. That’s what we thought when we were told to check it out. Econet is now selling 1 GB of data for $1 and 3GB for $2. Those are the new prices of the Econet Dream Data Bundles that were introduced last month.
In an effort to double down on mobile broadband(that’s where all the attention is going to be this year from the looks of things), Econet has tweaked one of its newest packages in a way that will have a significant impact on internet usage. This is now the cheapest mobile broadband package on the market.
Apparently it’s not just the price either. Some Econet mobile broadband subscribers pointed out that the validity period on the dream bundle has also been adjusted from a 12 am to 5 am window to a 10 pm to 8 am slot. It looks like they really listened to the feedback subscribers gave when these dream bundles were introduced.
No adjustments have been made to the daily data bundles, the daytime equivalent of the dream bundles, although Econet did introduce a 50 MB – $2 bundle a few days ago.
The other mobile operators haven’t made similar changes to their mobile broadband prices and packages. The only competition that Econet seems to be going up against is the coterie of WiFi providers like TelOne that keep adjusting their own packages.