Press release: Telecel Offers Data Dongle bundle for Students

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Telecel has announced a new sales promotion called Dongle Madness that slashes the price of its data dongle for the month of April.

The holiday promotion will give customers a dongle for $20 which will be bundled with 1 gigabyte of data with a validity period of one month. The offer is primarily targeted at students over the school holiday season.

Telecel Zimbabwe Communications and Branding Director, Mr. Obert Mandimika, said the offer was intended to make the data device more affordable for students as they do pursue their assignments over the holiday period.

“The Dongle Madness Students’ Holiday Promotion, as implied by the name, gives students the opportunity to secure a data dongle at $20 bundled with 1 gigabyte of data. Telecel has seen an increased interest and usage of data over the past months and our customers have been requesting for data related offerings and bundles. This Dongle Madness promotion meets the need for more affordable data and devices,” said Mandimika.

“This promotion foreshadows Telecel future plans to continue to unveil more affordable offerings to our customers. Telecel is working on more offerings and customers should expect more value and innovation in the coming weeks,” explained Mandimika.

The dongles on promotion are currently available in Telecel shops and their franchise shops nationwide.

Telecel recently unveiled MegaBoost a pre-paid voice and data combo package that offers its customers WhatsApp, voice, texts and data from as little as 50 cents. It also comes in combos for $1, $2, $5 and $10.


  1. Taku

    $20 is too much for students

    1. Ed

      Someone is not thinking at telecel. 1GB is too small for these kids. That price is steep compared to $2=1GB price.

      1. Dlodlo

        $20 is for the dongle. Data is just bonus.

      2. Brian

        $2 for 1gig is valid for a day and does not come with a modem, even if you decide to buy a dollar every day for $20 its still not coming with a modem. I think its a good offer for those who are mobile and mostly who can afford to buy a modem which will be mine.

    2. sam

      And fees for $1000 per semester or $3900 per term isn’t.

      The same people paying the fees will pay for the dongle.

  2. Senator Tutu

    Ngavatange vagadzirisa Network yavo kunanaira kwainoita kaa eish. 20 bucks iyo yakawandisa futi ngavatoita 10 dollars zviri nani.

  3. Lacoste

    Considering dat telone offers 30Gig for $25 n free modem n free installation, telecel z juss a non starter. With telone wifi u can connect multiple devices ie tablets, phones n computers. A dongle makes use of a pc, wat f u don hve a pc. Guyz at telecel pliz do a mrk research b4 introducing rubbish to e market

    1. Tech-hub

      you are comparing mongos and apples when you compare Telone a fixed broadband supplier to the consumer and a Telecel a mobile operator that actually buys bandwidth from Telone. Apples with Apples is compare Telecel dongle and other MNO dongle offerings in the market from Netone, Econet, Africom and Powertel. so far I think its this only offer of its kind amongst the ones mentioned.

      1. Mandrek

        But as the end user I don’t care that Telecel buys bandwidth from Telecel. We want value for money and that dongle is 3G. This is lame and someone should start some serious marketing at Telecel or they should just close shop otherwise they will continue sinking into the doldrums.

  4. nxa

    Pane vanhu vanongo mirira kungotaura without knowing how much a dongle even costs and what other telcos are offering, like that person comparing fixed Wi-Fi yeTelone to mobile broadband. lol

    1. Antique

      Who really would buy a 3G Dongle in this day? It should be given to customers for free. Any “Whatsapp capable” phone is likely 3G. Selling 3G Dongles is not very much different to selling DVD payers

  5. my Fi

    Out of curiosity, whats the case for using a dongle over a tethered phone?

  6. Cole

    Whoever introduced this product is out of touch with the average students needs. 1 GB of data is way to little and the price is too much. Most varsity students would rather go to campus and use the wifi that they pay for through fees.

  7. Lavaz

    Why would you waste $20?? Just tether with your phone when you feel like connecting your laptop.

  8. Diggy

    Not worth it. A 3G dongle is pointless, just tether your phone and Bam!

    1. Mandrek

      Spot on whats the point of a 3G dongle these days when you can tether,

  9. sniffIT

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk aya ndo ma funnies , please TELECEL stop it. im a student too but . its not woth it
    one month 1 gig ahHH
    ure just selling your modems period.

    the issue of students package, etc does not hold.

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