Mobile network operators have been scrumbling over each other to get their eLearning packages out the door and following Econet and NetOne’s announcements, Telecel was the remaining provider not offering a bundle but they’ve also righted their wrong.
Telecel’s eLearning package named Funda will not only offer students data but also talk-time making it the most unique of all the offerings currently available:
|Price (ZW$)||Data Allocation||Talk time||Price/MB (ZW$)|
How do students access these bundles?
Similar to Econet and NetOne, institutions will have to approach Telecel with a list of 30 students (minimum) and the packages are available to schools, colleges and universities.
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Cheaper than the competition?
It’s important to keep in mind that NetOne and Econet are only offering data as part of their student bundles. Telecel also has talk-time which makes their offering the only choice in certain circumstances:
Telecel seems to be most attractive for institutions that also want to facilitate voice calls between students and lecturers/teachers. What I don’t understand is why they wouldn’t just add more data so that students and teachers can use tools like WhatsApp and Zoom for those calls as well.
Unless Telecel considers the talk-time to be a throwaway that wouldn’t have affected their data allocation anyway, it seems like a missed opportunity to even have more data available