Econet doubles daily bundles data every Sunday – offers 2GB for $2

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Econet Wireless made another change to its broadband suite doubling the data offer on the Daily Bundles line up. Subscribers who buy any of the four Day Bundles (50 MB, 250MB, 1GB and 2 GB) on Sundays are receiving 100% free data.

The offer is valid on Sundays only, and the data expires at midnight on the day of purchase. This brings the cost of data, (at least on Sundays only) to $2 for 2GB which is the most generous the mobile operator has been so far and something that NetOne and Telecel, the two competing mobile networks are yet to match.

One frustrating bit, however, is the limited validity period on each bundle. Econet introduced the 24-hour access to the day bundles earlier this year when it increased the options on the promotional data suite but with such a limited time frame to access the data, the average user would have a bit of challenge burning through 2 GB of data.

Another challenge lies in securing a stable connection with a decent speed. 2 GB of data that is being used for video streaming or downloads (which are the two prime examples of what can actually use up the data) is pretty useless if network downtime affects the user experience.

Over the past fortnight Econet has been experiencing notable challnges with network connectivity and acces to mobile broadband services that include other packages like the WhatsApp bundles, leaving subscribers to vent their frustrations on social media. Econet has repsonded by offering comepnsatory data, and explaining some of the challenges as network upgrade related faults.


Perhaps these mega data promos are just another way to pacify subscribers? Or maybe they are just an experiment away from figuring out the right broadband and price fit that will work when Econet officially launches its IPTV service Kwesé TV?

Whatever it is, it’s at least offered subscribers a lot of data for a fiar price, something that Zimbabwean mobile broadband subscribers are not too used to.


  1. Bigest says:

    Thanks Econet.

  2. JJ says:

    pakuzoti Sunday chete apa ndopawauraya

  3. Anonymous says:

    how does it translate to $1 for 2Gb? traditionally $1 buys 250MB so wouldn’t that mean that with the promotion $1 now buys you 500MB. or am I missing something.

    1. Nigel Gambanga says:

      We made a mistake there. It’s since been corrected. Thanks for pointing it out.

  4. Aktion says:

    No thanks. Will be at church

  5. Brian says:

    “Subscribers who buy any of the four Day Bundles” this is misleading and suggests there are bundles that last for four days. Its should read “Subscribers who buy any of the four Daily Bundles”

  6. LLoydz says:

    As a writer, especially a news writer you should take time to proofread and edit your articles, too many typos here and there. This might not be much of a fuss to you guys but remember the majority read to learn more…..

    1. LLoydz says:

      mhhh but this is serious, what’s happening to TechZim…damn! geeez

  7. Llodza says:

    The error was on Econet’s advert if I’m not mistaken. The one about $1 buying 1Gig.

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