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How expensive is it to go online in Zim?: An overview of prices for internet services

   

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2015 started off with mobile subscribers celebrating the good news that as had been promised, the voice tariffs for the country’s mobile network operators had been reduced. Unfortunately we didn’t see a tumble in the cost of mobile data accompanying this change.

The same could be said for internet services across the board actually. Despite a tighter economic environment ISPs weren’t exactly falling over themselves to offer cheaper services.

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In fact some like Powertel actually made the internet more expensive. Some like TelOne have revised their ADSL prices downwards and others like Africom have come up with a cheaper product that ensure some form of internet connection on a low budget.

We all know that internet services are expensive locally but how much does it really cost to get a good internet package? What sort of damage are you looking at financially?

Well, In the interest of providing everyone with an overview of how much the internet costs in Zimbabwe we have listed below the latest prices for most of the local internet services from different ISPs, IAPs and the 3 Mobile Network Operators.

These are mostly Wimax packages with most of the fibre packages and the VSAT offerings that form the minority of connections not reflected here.

All the tariffs listed below rightly reflect the huge cost of local internet services, even though they are significantly lower than what we used to fork out some years ago.

The average amount you need to pay for a decent connection is in the region of $25 per month (check on TelOne ADSL, Africom and mobile network operator broadband). This is assuming that you won’t be out to use all data for torrents of course.

We can only hope that these prices are going to be revised downwards again, something that positively influences internet penetration.

What are your own thoughts on the cost of internet in Zimbabwe? What do you think we should be paying for these services as a fair price?

 

Mobile Network Operator Broadband Prices

Data Price (US$)
*All prices are for bundle rates
Econet Wireless BroadbandNetOne BroadbandTelecel Broadband
0.505MB8MB4.8MB
110MB17MB9.5MB
3-70MB76MB
580MB125MB142.5MB
10200MB285MB304MB
20500MB670MB800MB
30-1GB-
351GB--
45--2GB
502.5GB2GB-
75--4GB

 

Africom Internet Packages

Package/ BundlePriceValidity (Days)
MiChoice - (Offers Unlimited Social Media Access, Browsing)
MiChoice Bronze$5 7
MiChoice Silver$1014
MiChoice Gold$2530
Flexi - Bundles (Pay As You Go Data Package)
11MB$130
50MB$530
200MB$1530
500MB$2030
1GB$4030
2GB$6030
3GB$7530
5GB$12530
10GB$25030

 

Aptics Internet Packages

Package(all packages are unlimited)Cost($US)Speed
Aptics Bargain50256Kbps
Aptics Basic75512Kbps
Aptics Standard1201Mbps
Aptics Deluxe1802Mbps

 

iWay Africa Home Internet Packages

PackageCost ($US)SpeedData Allowance
Mobile Internet423.1Mbps download speedunlimited
WiMaxfrom 99from 1Mbpsfrom 40GB p/m
Fibrefrom 99from 1Mbpsfrom 40GB p/m

 

Powertel Internet Packages

Data BundleCost ($US)
1 GB23
2GB39
3GB58
20GB230

 

uMax Internet Packages

musheMAXmonthlyMAXskyMAX
$45/ month$75/month$150/month
15GB allowance40 GB allowance150 GB allowance
2 Mbps download speed3 Mbps speedup to 5 Mbps
15GB access off-peak (12am -6am)40 GB accessible off-peak (between 10pm and 6am)Unlimited access off peak (between 10pm and 6am)

 

Yo Africa WiMax Packages

PackageCost($US)Speed
Mild70512Kbps
Medium110up to 1Mbps
Hot160up to 1.5Mbps

 

TelOne ADSL Packages 

Package Price($US)Download Cap
Basic2510GB
Silver4525GB
Gold8550GB
Platinum160Unlimited

 

ZOL ZImbabwe Home Internet Packages

ZOL Fibroniks  
Fibroniks Lite$34up to 5Mbps
(capped at 25GB p/m)
Fibroniks Basic Essentials$44up to 5Mbps
(capped at 35GB)
Fibroniks Family Essentials$94up to 5Mbps
(capped at 75GB p/m)
Fibroniks Family Entertainment154up to 20Mbps (unlimited)
Fibroniks modern family204up to 30Mbps (unlimited)
Fibroniks turbo pack334up to 100Mbps
(unlimited)


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