Today Africom officially unveiled its paid mobile broadband services through adverts in the press and an email sent today to subscribers using the services for the one month free bandwidth promotion. The email basically tells subscribers to pay by 23 October or get disconnected.
Only the MiChoice package has been launched so far. The package offering is just as we revealed to our readers on Monday; US $15 for 1GB data (update: excluding VAT). In comparison to what the Zimbabwe telecoms giant, Econet, is charging for 1GB (US $98), Africom’s price is by far a preferable alternative.
Here’s the full text of the email from Africom:
The promotional period for mobile broadband internet has come to an end. To continue enjoying service, please visit our shop at Block 3 Tendeseka Office Park to activate your account.
To do this, please bring your modem as well as $15.66 (excl VAT), which the monthly subscription for 1GB of data*
The deadline for account activations is Saturday 23 October 2010; after which service will be terminated for all users who have not activated their accounts.
For your convenience, our shop will be open this Saturday the 23rd of October until 1300hrs. We look forward to seeing you.