EcoCash has reduced the minimum amount you’ll need to buy airtime on the mobile money platform from $4 down to $2. Econet users have been getting messages urging them to get the lower denomination airtime via EcoCash;
Need airtime for voice calls? Get Econet airtime from as low as $2 on EcoCash today. Simply dial *151# to enjoy the value & convenienceEconet SMS
It seems the priority at EcoCash is no longer selling higher-margin denominations but instead would rather get higher volumes. If volumes are now the priority it’s a bit confusing that EcoCash wouldn’t go all the way and reduce that $2 minimum to a $1.
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Outside of the new minimum airtime purchase, some subscribers have also been getting promotional messages urging them to call and get extra free minutes;
Amazing Offer! Call for at least 2 minutes and receive 10 free minutes valid until midnight.Econet SMS
It seems Econet are aggressively trying to get their customer base to buy more airtime but inversely this is a great thing for those customers who can now buy airtime in the increments in which they need them rather than being forced to buy higher denominations.
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If $2 is still too high and you want an option that allows you to buy as little as a $1 or you actually want to buy NetOne/Telecel airtime using EcoCash, send the message “airtime” to 0717684274 on WhatsApp.