Last week NetOne announced a price adjustment for its OneFi data packages that would have seen 80GB going for ZWL$99,000 which was US$800 at the auction rate. After a day-long public outcry, the state-owned mobile network operator saw the light and reduced the prices to a more realistic range.
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It was one of the rare instances where social media pressure, forced a state-run company to recant and put things right. Hopefully, this serves as a lesson for not only NetOne but the other mobile network operators about how sensitive Zimbabweans are to changes to data prices.
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