EcoCash’s marketing of their transaction bundles is quite interesting. You have to but the bundles but they allow “free transactions”. I’m not sure how free those transactions are but let’s take a look at the bundles.
The bundles have a few perks:
- You won’t be charged for a certain number of transactions (depending on the bundle you get)
- The $25 & $40 bundles allow you to cash out once at no cost
- All 3 bundles allow you to move your money from the bank to wallet and cash-in at no cost
- The $40 bundle also gives you accident cover as well which is pretty convenient
Unfortunately my repeated attempts to dial the USSD code leading to the bundles was resulting in an error message that read “This service is not applicable for the current user.” It seems a number of subscribers have been having the same error.
The table shared by EcoCash is a bit too vague and it doesn’t disclose whether this bundle also covers the 2% tax or it’s EcoCash charges. We’ll be getting in touch with EcoCash reps to understand how exactly this bundle works.