NetOne announces slash of the mobile broadband dongle price


netone-base-stationNetOne, Zimbabwe’s third largest mobile operator, announced today via adverts in the press the reduction of its 3G broadband dongle from the previous $50 to $35. The announcement comes a whole 6 months after their competition slashed device prices earlier this year.


Econet and Telecel, who reviewed dongle prices back in February, sell 3G dongles at $28 and $30 respectively, which means the NetOne dongle remains more expensive. NetOne however sells the dongle with 500MB of data which is significantly more than the 300MB preloaded on their competitor’s devices.

The actual data usage tariffs which actually matter more remain the same, basically US 4.3 cents for the most expensive bundle (70MB) and 2.5 cents for the cheapest but largest bundle (2GB). When we did a comparison of the mobile broadband tariffs two months ago, NetOne’s data tariffs came out the lowest on average.


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3 thoughts on “NetOne announces slash of the mobile broadband dongle price

    1. I do not think it was too late. But they should have offered a more stunning deal. $35 and you get 1.5GB or $15 and you get 200MB for example.

      What they need to do is to sell hardware at a silly price which get the attention of the customer then the costs are recouped by the data purchased after wards.

  1. i think u need to slash the price of your dongles that u earn as much thru the purchase of data. high prices for dongles are barriers to broadband use.

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