Early this month, Econet promised to launch a comprehensive mobile Internet service at the end of the month. Talking to Econet staff lately, Techzim got the impression that Econet is about to launch something so impressive it’ll blow our minds off. And as one guy put it, “it’s going to be a game changer”.
Econet is keeping true to its promise. Techzim is reliably informed that Econet will launch the new broadband services at a function on Wednesday, 20 October 2010. Yes, next week! Econet is describing the launch as “the event of the year”, so expect to get some wowing experience from the event! We’ll cover it and post it here.
It’s not clear what packages will be offered, or how much the services will cost. The most we could get out of the sources we spoke to is that the service will be prepaid and that Econet is “still working on the data bundles but it will be affordable to a rural herd boy”. In other words, very affordable.
Just earlier on today, we posted an article about PowerTel’s mobile broadband expansion and switching on of 3G base stations in Bulawayo, Gweru and Kwekwe. Another access provider, Africom, is preparing to launch in a few days too. This will be a good time to compare packages and choose what you like the most. Choice is something we’ve all never been able to do for our mobile connectivity.
The Econet Broadband logo used here is most likely to be the logo of the new services. We found it at www.econetbroadband.co.zw.