Ok, we couldn’t resist the pun! The news is this: starting tomorrow, the Libertie and Prepaid Business Partna packages will be killed off gradually. Subscribers on the two discontinued plans will be automatically migrated to the new unified Buddie plan re-launched in the morning today.
The idea, according to Econet Commercial Director George Barbaressos, is to unify and therefore simplify the subscription plans. The Libertie and Prepaid Business Partna were introduced during Zimbabwe’s decade of economic downturn in response to the day’s operating environment.
In the current more stable economic environment, the three different prepaid plans by the same mobile carrier only served to confuse subscribers, and according CEO Douglas Mboweni, courted perception problems as subscribers felt one was superior over the other.