Telecel launches mobile insurance product Telecare

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telecel-new-brandingTelecel ZImbabwe has just announced the introduction of a mobile life insurance product called Telecare. The product, a result of a partnership with Zimnat Lion,  is available to all registered Telecel subscribers and provides funeral, hospital, local and international travel cover.

Telecare is available with two plans, the Value Plan and the premium plan. To join subscribers dial *808# and select the plan they are keen on. The two plans have two options, Single and Family. The single is for individuals and Family covers the policyholder, their spouse and up to four children.

All Telecare subscribers get funeral cover of up to $250 for any of the dependents registered. Subscribers who register for the service can make monthly payments for their premiums through telecash.

These premiums are as low as $0.45 per month with benefits that include the free $250 funeral cover, $5 000 for local travel, $50 000 for international travel and $20,00 a day hospital cash back for up to 30 days.

The concept of mobile money insurance has been tried before by Telecel’s rival Econet through their now suspended Ecolife product. Unfortunately the outcome wasn’t a happy one for subscribers as the service disappeared.

You can read more from Telecel’s press release below

Telecare Insurance Launch Press Release



  1. Evans

    $0.45c per month? Hopefully it wot disappear like Ecolife!

  2. chokwadi hachiputse hukama

    The headline is misleading though.”Mobile Insurance” would suggest Insurance for mobile devices,but anyway I am here and had to read through the article so mission achieved.Mobile based is what you were looking for. You are welcome!!

    And Life insurance is a serious matter which companies should not just try to make a quick buck from.

    1. Taurai Zvenyu

      Why has this e-paper stopped publishing the legal battles Telecel has been fighting against Jane Mutasa? Is that not Tech News?

      1. Anonymous

        you wont get an answer to that one

  3. macd chip

    Do pple actually benefit from these so called insurences?

    All l see in this is a money raising exercise, once the target is reached then all get cancelled.

    Pple lose because most lawmakers are in the pockets of these companies, or they are always ready to have their hands oiled for the issue to be pushed away.

  4. Gazprom

    EcoLife yakarova pasi ne$5 yangu

  5. Vivek Kumar

    Nice information….

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