Econet introduces closed user group (CUG) prepaid product, Buddie Circle


buddie-logoEconet announced through some teaser ads in the print press the introduction of a new prepaid voice product called Buddie Circle. As the name suggests, this is a closed user group service where a subscriber can make calls at a reduced rate, and receive calls from members within the group.

Our sources at the company tell us the actual introduction of the product will happen either later today, or on Sunday. How it works is that a subscriber will choose 3 numbers they want to be a group of and they will be able to call these at a 20% discount. The numbers have to be on the Econet network too.

CUGs are usually designed for company postpaid lines so Econet’s prepaid product is unique in that sense locally, and we love it! It’s not clear yet if Econet’s Buddie Circle will allow buddies to be part of more than one group, but we surely hope so. Maybe a limit of 5 Buddie groups. Or more even!


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