The cost of mobile data in Zimbabwe might have been recently reversed after a huge outcry from the public, but that doesn’t change the fact that the cost of staying connected is still prohibitive for a lot of people.
Which is why social media bundles are such a hit. These packages provided by all three mobile network operators (Econet, NetOne and Telecel) offer discounted access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription.
Even with their conflict with net neutrality, these bundles have become one of the best ways for Zimbabweans to stay online. It’s no wonder then that WhatsApp and Facebook are the most popular internet services in Zimbabwe.
In the table below, we have drawn comparisons of all three networks’ Facebook and WhatsApp bundles. This is based on cost as well as the data allowances (they are now all capped) from all three operators.
It gives a quick look at how much you’d need to spend on each network and will hopefully be helpful to subscribers who are contemplating a switch from one operator to another.
|MOBILE OPERATORS/Validity||Facebook Bundles||WhatsApp Bundles|
|COST ($)||DATA (MB)||COST ($)||DATA (MB)|