I went on ZOL’s website yesterday and I was met with a new development. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) now has US$ pricing for each and every one of the packages listed on the site.
Fibroniks US$ pricing
|Package||Data cap||ZW$ price||US$ price|
|Fibroniks Lite||40GB||$1 663.39||29|
|Fibroniks basic essentials||50GB||$2 236.97||39|
|Fibroniks family essentials||100GB||$5 104.89||$89|
|Fibroniks Come Alive||150GB||$5 735.83||$100|
|Fibroniks family entertainment||Unlimited||$8 546.39||$149|
|Fibroniks modern family||Unlimited||$11 414.31||$199|
|Fibroniks turbo pack||Unlimited||$19 444.47||$339|
It seems paying in US$ is actually more expensive since the prices listed on ZOL’s website are using a ZW$:US$ rate of 57.35. This was the “official rate” 3 weeks ago but no longer reflects the official auction-rate which now lies at 68.89.
If you’re getting your US$ from the parallel market (which most people do) the rate there is around 80-84 and thus it is much cheaper to just keep paying for the packages in RTGS unless you have money to burn – pun definitely not intended.
PS: It might be that ZOL’s website is out of date and they’ve since adjusted those figures in-store to match the current rates. But at the time of writing that’s what’s on the site.
|Data||duration||ZW$ price||US$ price|
|2GB||15 days + 15 days rollover||Z$172.07||USD3|
|3GB||15 days + 15 days rollover||Z$286.79||USD5|
|5GB||15 days + 15 days rollover||Z$573.58||USD10|
|10GB||15 days + 15 days rollover||Z$1,089.81||USD19|
|15GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$1,376.60||USD24|
|20GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$1,548.67||USD27|
|25GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$1,892.82||USD33|
|30GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$2,294.33||USD40|
|60GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$3,441.50||USD60|
|100GB||30 days + 30 days rollover||Z$4,588.67||USD80|
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