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Econet SMS Bundles Now More Expensive

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Mobile Phone - SMS - Zimbabwe, Mobile Penetration

When Econet’s new smart data bouquets were announced a few weeks ago, I flirted with the idea of using the SMS bundles a lot more than before and even though I haven’t followed through on that promise (no one wants to migrate with me) it seems Econet may have caught wind of my plan and decided to nip it in the bud.

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Econet SMS bundles recently got revised and they now look like this:

Price of Weekly SMS BundleNumber of texts
before revision
Number of texts after revision
$1250125
$2500300

The new pricing is a pretty significant cut as the $1 packaged has been halved whilst the $2 package will see you get 200 SMSs less. I think they still offer good value but they are not as enticing as they used to be and if you were using them as an alternative to WhatsApp (which I hadn’t come across) you might end up having to buy the bundles more often than before.

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The daily SMS bundles are cheaper and may be useful in an emergency. For RTGS$0.10 you get 5 SMSs. For RTGS$0.20 and RTGS$0.30, you get 15 and 40 SMSs respectively. This is a lot more than you would get if you were just texting using your airtime/credit.


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