Telecel is now giving subscribers double the data they pay for when they buy data bundles worth $10 or more. It is also giving away 300 Mb of data and 30 text messages with its dongle, which now costs only $30. The new service is called Telecel Broadband Plus.
To subscribe to Telecel Broadband Plus subscribers simply dial *144# and follow the instructions. If a bundle is renewed within 30 days the account will be credited with another 100 percent bonus.
The new data service comes with four bundles that subscribers can choose from, namely Compact, Lite, Standard and Heavy.
Compact is a 160Mb bundle costing $10. Lite is a 400Mb bundle that costs $20. The Standard bundle, which costs $45, has one gigabyte (Gb) of data, while the Heavy bundle is two 2Gb and costs $75.
With each bundle there is bonus data of the same amount as the basic bundle. In other words for $10, one can access up to 320Mb of data, while for $20, one can access up to 800Mb and for $45, one can access up to 2Gb. With the $75 heavy user bundle, it is possible to access up to 2Gb of data.
The higher the value of the package, the longer the validity period offered. However, bonus data, which is only used when the ordinary data has been used up, is only valid for 30 days.
The higher the denomination of data purchased the cheaper the price per Mb. With a $10 bundle it is $0.063 per Mb, while with the $75 bundle it only $0.038 per Mb. If all the bonus data is used as well the cost is half of this.
Telecel has introduced Telecel Broadband Plus and brought down the cost of its dongle to make it easy and affordable for its subscribers to access the internet wherever they may be.
“In the past data was regarded as a luxury and seen as a privilege of the elite. That has changed. People from all walks of life are now using data for different reasons. Access to the internet has become universal and essential for all people,” said Telecel Zimbabwe’s Data Services & Terminals Supervisor, Ms Chenai Penduka.
“More and more people are now using data than ever before, many of them accessing it on their mobile phone. They are not just accessing the internet for fun or leisure but for communication and research.
“The worldwide web and the ease with which it can now be searched, using a laptop and dongle or mobile phone, has given us all access to a wealth of information.
“This is why we launched Telecel Broadband Plus, which provides data bundles cheaply for everyone, whether they are light, moderate or heavy users.
“It is part of our ongoing commitment to provide subscribers with best value for money,” she said.
It is possible for Telecel subscribers to access data using a computer, tablet or cellphone.
“Telecel Broadband Plus offers the best browsing experience,” Ms Penduka said. “It enables you to surf the net from anywhere, anytime, using our high speed broadband connections.”