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ZOL Introduces LTE Data Line To Compete With Econet & NetOne

In these trying times, businesses are forced to up their game and give customers the best experience possible. For ZOL that has meant rolling over data for capped subscribers, anniversary billing for uncapped subscribers and now the introduction of LTE data lines that will work on your phone.

The data line will work with existing ZOL Wibroniks packages and will cost $10 to buy.

Wibroniks capped packages

  • 2GB – $24
  • 3GB – $34
  • 5GB – $52
  • 15GB – $106.50
  • 20GB – $122
  • 30GB – $191.50
  • 60GB – $272.50
  • 100GB – $402
  • Uncapped/Unlimited – $626.50

There were two interesting responses to the announcement made by ZOL with one customer claiming they have the line and it works brilliantly whilst another said the same thing but complained about battery life.

Without having tested the LTE lines for ourselves yet we can’t be sure if the battery life issue is an isolated incident but kudos to ZOL for continuing to expand what they offer their customers in these trying times.

Sleepless nights for MNOs?

Comparing the prices between Wibroniks and what you get from mobile network operators suggests that the MNOs could be in trouble here.

For instance, Econet’s $30 daily bundle only gets you 1.5GB and you’re forced to use it in one day whilst Wibroniks has 2GB for $24 that you can use for 30 days. Similarly, $20 gets you 1GB on NetOne but again you have to use it in 24 hours.

We’ll get the line and test it out for ourselves and bring you feedback on how it performs

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38 thoughts on “ZOL Introduces LTE Data Line To Compete With Econet & NetOne

    1. It’s an LTE sim. Only. Accepts bands 40 (2300) and 41 (2500). It won’t be compatible with 3 or 3.5G. Most 2019 phones are capable, hence the caveat, please check if your phone is compatible first.

  1. THE BATTERY LIFE ISSUE IS REAL.i have a very good battery on my Samsung j6 but of late it had been draining faster than usual,and not because im now online all day long,(because i always have been, with my econet line).To confirm this i took out the zol line;switched back to my econet line went online the whole day through and lo and behold my battery consumption returned back to normal

    But other than that THE ZOL LINE IS AWESOME!!!!!

    1. Good question. Zol is a subsidiary of Liquid Telecom. Liquid Telecom is a subsidiary of Econet Global. Zol therefore is indirectly part of the Econet Group, though it runs as an independent company.

  2. Why is it like some of our balance remains very low even if we recharge using ecocash and now l can’t buy data. Your service provision is now bad the helpline does not assist us at all, calling for about 20 mins and no response

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