We just got news that Econet has significantly reduced tariffs on its mobile broadband service. The reduction will likely be announced in the coming days but we’re told it’s effective already. From what we can see the reduction is by at least 33% and as much 73%.
Here are the new prices
Price per MB
As you can see, the bundle sizes have also changed. With the old prices, which you can still check out here, the most expensive bundle was 15 cents per MB and the lowest priced, the 1.2GB one, was 7.5 cents per MB.
We are told that the price drop only affects the bundles, so if you’re just using your airtime direct on the internet know that you’ll still be set back the ridiculous 15 cents for each megabyte you use.
The timing of this reduction may have been influenced by Telecel’s recently launched Broadband Plus promo which gives subscribers double the data they pay for. The move by the two providers has clearly changed the game in as far as their fixed broadband competition are concerned, especially those targeting home broadband users.
Still, the price slashes by the two networks may affect the mobile broadband quality as subscribers will likely use the internet more, which may congest the networks.
We are also told that Econet has introduced a new 21 mbps capacity dongle which will be priced at $35. We’ll be laying our hands on one of these as soon as we can so we can see just how good it performs.
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