After discovering that it’s now possible for NetOne subscribers to register for EcoCash we quickly went to an Econet Shop and indeed managed to register our line.
It took some convincing for the Econet assistant to take us seriously as they were in the dark but we managed to convince them to try and register our NetOne line. A few minutes later we were on our way with a NetOne line registered on Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money platform. We also managed to swipe from a card into the newly registered EcoCash account.
NOTE: NetOne users can only access EcoCash via the EcoCash Data App. USSD codes don’t work. This means you can’t access the EcoCash via the *151# menu.
This means if you are using a mbudzi(non-smartphone) you are not in a position to transact or even access the Ecocash menus. This may be addressed at a later point or maybe a solution is already in position and will only be revealed once either Econet or NetOne actually make the official announcement.
For EcoCash agents, the registration process is exactly the same as it was with Econet Subscribers.
We will be following this up with an article on how this move affects both NetOne and Econet! Stay Tuned…