Telecel has amped up its broadband services game with an introduction of their own WhatsApp bundles(finally). Priced for daily, weekly or monthly unlimited access to the WhatsApp service they act in the same way as the Econet variant released earlier this year.
The WhatsApp bundles have proved to be successful for Econet, with the IM service accounting for close to a quarter of the Internet traffic for the network. Telecel will no doubt experience a huge spike in internet with this new development. The bundles have drastically lowered the costs of multi media sharing and promoted the virality of video and audio clips.
To purchase the bundles, subscribers can dial *480# or SMS the letter ‘W’ to 33480.
The Telecel bundles are slightly cheaper than Econet’s version though. The daily bundle is set at 29 cents, the weekly bundle costs 89 cents and the monthly bundle is set at $2,85. The Econet’s own option is pegged at 30 cents, 95 cents and $3.00 for the respective daily, weekly and monthly bundles.
Telecel is also sweetening the deal for early sign-ons to the service with bonus data that can be used for other broadband services. The weekly bundle gets you 5 MB if you’re one of the first 100 to sign on and the monthly bundle comes with 20 MB data for the first 500 subscribers to sign-up.
These bundles are the latest broadband product to be offered by Telecel. Exactly one month ago the MNO introduced Facebook Zero which offers broadband subscribers free Facebook access.