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[Video] Ever Wondered Why TelOne & Zol Sims Don’t Work In Some LTE Enabled Phones?

TelOne and Zol have mobile services that they are offering that make use of Sim cards. The service is LTE but regardless of a lot of smartphones being 4G LTE enabled, not all of them are able to connect to the ZOL and TelOne service. This video dives into the details as to why some […]

ZOL To Perform Sytem Upgrade

Every service provider seems to be sprucing up their systems lately. The latest one is ZOL which has issued a statement announcing that it will be carrying out some network maintenance on Sunday 24 November. The Maintenance will last 6 Hours from 12 midnight to 6am the same day. You can take a look at […]

ZOL Announces Some Wibroniks Price Adjustments

It’s that time again when our Zim dollars are worth just a little bit less. Zol has announced that effective 1 December 2019 it will be making some positive adjustments to the Wibroniks Unlimited package as well as the Wibroniks Top-Up packages. Wibroniks Unlimited is now going for $1216.55 and the table below gives you […]

Everything To Know About TelOne’s Blaze LTE

TelOne Blaze LTE is a mobile telephone service being offered by TelOne. Think of it as a competitor to ZOL LTE It comes with a SIM card that you can use in an LTE enabled device. It can be a smartphone, tablet, portable WiFi device or an LTE modem like the ones NetOne was offering […]

Econet Ready To Launch Electric Cars In Zimbabwe

Electric Car news for 2 days in a row! Blame it on the almost non-existent fuel supply and stratospheric fuel prices that’s cultivating the idea of alternatives to these scarce byproducts of liquid gold. The Econet group is seeing this gap and because they have several relevant subsidiaries in the areas of interest they have […]

Why Is The iPhone 11 US$699?!

I mean how does it even make sense? WHAT IS APPLE DOING? Considering the fact that Apple has bumped up the price of their iPhones at every launch. Why do this now? Let’s slow down a bit. In fact let’s slow it waaay down. In the days of yesteryear when the late Steve Jobs was […]

[Breaking] Econet Facing Total Blackout

The Econet Network is facing a catastrophic system failure that has seen a majority of it’s services completely unavailable. So far confirmed services that are down are as follows. Data/Internet services USSD services Steward Bank App EcoCash Data App Yomix It is still unclear what has caused this system failure or if it is attributed […]

GTeL X7 Pro Review

This is the second piece of the X7 trio and the naming is not really as conventional as we are used to. When a device is labeled as pro, it usually means it comes suited and booted to the max. The GTeL X7 in terms of features is placed between the X7s and the X7 […]

GTeL X7s Review

GTeL released a trio of their high end smartphones and each one of them comes with it’s own personality and price point. The GTeL X7s is on the low end of the X7 lineup but has a couple of fancy tricks regardless of it’s price. Now without wasting any time at all, lets dive into […]

More American Companies Cut Ties With Huawei

As expected, more U.S suppliers are now complying with the trade ban and stopping business with Huawei. These companies include Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom and Xilinx according to Bloomberg. This now throws the whole toolbox into into Huawei’s works and let me try and break down why. The Huawei Ecosystem Huawei has been working hard on […]

Google Ends Android Support For Huawei Devices

I did not see this one coming. According to Reuters Google has suspended business with Huawei, the second largest smartphone manufacturer thanks to the later being placed under sanctions. Yes sanctions are real and it has been the latest move from the White House in it’s trade blacklist. This move looks like it will pretty […]

Avengers Endgame Tickets Sold Out At SK Sam Levy!

Avengers Endgame is the most anticipated movie of 2019 picking up from the brilliant cliffhanger left in Avengers Infinity War. Our very own Sterkinekor announced availability of tickets today. As of the time of writing Sterkinekor Sam Levy is fresh out of tickets to the heavily anticipated movie. SK105 is 45% sold and SK Bulawayo […]

An Adventure With Zimbabwe’s Mobile Service Providers

A lot of you have probably stuck to one service provider since you had your first phone. Me well not so much. My adventure with Zimbabwe MNOs has seen me use all of the big 3 till I settled for…Okay I won’t spoil it in the first paragraph. Let’s start from the beginning. I had […]

[Review] HP Envy 17t 6 Months In

It’s been the longest time since I wrote/typed a review and in this one we have the 2017 HP Envy 17t being our first ever laptop review and long term review too. Well lets not hold things up any longer. Time to jump right into it. Alternatively you can check out the video review below […]

Apple Is Huawei’s Latest Twitter Victim

Unless if your Monday Blues were way too strong you would have known that Apple had their event yesterday. It was jam packed with a couple of software and service announcements that included a fancy new Apple Card made of Titanium, subscription based gaming service with no ads or in-app purchases and AppleTV+ with heaps […]

Here Is How You Can Watch The Apple Event Today

Today is the day Apple is having its Apple event and in the mix should be some software and hardware announcements. Recently there was the release of the second generation AirPods with wireless charging feature on the case as well as some upgrades to features like better connection stability, better power efficiency and ability to […]

Fidelity Life Launches A Health App. Here Is All There Is To Know About Afya Pap

Fidelity Life today launched a health app dubbed Afya PAP (definitely will need some getting used to). It is a health app that makes use of ITO devices to give more accurate readings of Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar levels. The BP part of their health monitoring solution is still in the works so for […]

CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) Finals In Pictures

CBZ held their third annual YEP finals last night and a total of 10 participants from all over Zimbabwe won various prizes. 5 of the awards went to established entrepreneurs while the other 5 went to upcoming entrepreneurs. These are a couple of shots of the event. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]

You Can Now Buy All Your Airtime On WhatsApp In Just 3 Easy Steps!

Update: We have changed the WhatsApp number to 0717684274 Another one from your friendly neighborhood Techzim Marketplace. The scope of the marketplace has bee extended to Facebook and WhatsApp. To buy your airtime on WhatsApp just do the following easy steps. Send one word: Airtime to Techzim Market WhatsApp number 0718049280. You can do this […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold Vs Huawei Mate X. Who Did The Fold Better?

Samsung finally showed us the Galaxy fold in it’s full glory. A smartphone that unfolds into a tablet. Hello 2019! A couple of days later Huawei unveiled their own version of a foldable phone. The Huawei Mate X. Now because this is something new you see very different implementations of the same thing. Samsung went […]

Tempered Glass A No For Fingerprint Reader On The Samsung Galaxy S10

The latest and greatest from Samsung the Galaxy S10 makes use of a new type of under display fingerprint reader. It’s called an ultrasonic fingerprint reader and this tech makes use of high frequency sound waves to read your fingerprint. It works like sonar and generates a 3D map of your fingerprint making it both […]

All Major Mobile World Congress Live Streams In One Place

The Mobile World Congress officially kicks off tomorrow but a couple of the major announcements will happen today. We are talking Huawei, Nokia, LG and here are the links to their live streams. More will be added as they come. Nokia Huawei   Oppo Xiaomi     Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]

What To Look Out For At The Mobile World Congress 2019

We have already started 2019 with a bang thanks to Samsung and it’s quartet of Galaxy S10s and the Galaxy Fold. But tomorrow is the official opening of the Mobile World Congress 2019 and we have a couple of heavyweights that you may need to look out for. Nokia Nokia will be talking a lot […]

Huawei Completely Trolls Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera, Battery, Reverse Wireless Charging And More

Huawei is a bit notorious for making use of it’s competition as reference of their innovation advancements. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is no exception. Their latest jabs are at Samsung’s reverse wireless charging feature that Huawei debut in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in Q3 of 2018. As if that was not enough, Huawei […]

All Official Videos Of Samsung Galaxy Announcements In One Place

Not so long ago Samsung held their UNPACKED event and as much as the Galaxy S10 team took center stage there were quite a number of cool tech hardware. Here are the videos of all samsung products announced. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Samsung Galaxy Buds Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy S10 […]

Samsung Unveils FOUR Variants Of The Galaxy S10

Samsung has held their (un)packed event and the star of the show, their pride and joy, the S10 has arrived in a whopping 4 variants. Quick trivia. The Samsung Galaxy S10 marks 10 years of Samsung’s Galaxy brand. Let’s take a brisk look at what distinguishes these 4 Galaxies. Samsung Galaxy S10e The smallest of […]

City Card. A New Way To Pay for Your Kombi

The idea is instead of spending money converting it from figures in your account to hard cash (2% tax + EcoCash Agent %) you could just preload the cash into your City Card and swipe your fare for the route. That is what City Card is proposing in this cashless economy we are in. Let’s […]

Say Hello To Avion. A New Smartphone Brand That Looks Very Serious

You heard that right. These guys mean Business and their taking a direct jab at GTeL with their smartphones. Currently they have a lineup of 6 smartphones ranging from budget to premium. Let’s check them out shall we. Avion M1 Lite This one is their cheapest offering rolling in with very humble specs. 512MB RAM […]

Lusitania Primary School Gets Certified To Test Microsoft Computer Based Exams (Photos)

Today Lusitania Primary School officially unveiled their brand new computer lab aimed at offering a testing center for Microsoft Computer based exams. The event was graced by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Prof. P.V Mavima as well as the Ambassador of Portugal. Features of the Computer Lab includes an intelligent board as well […]

6 Phones Under US$140 You Can Buy In The Techzim Store Right Now

Before we begin, if you haven’t browsed through our Marketplace you might be missing out on a couple of Valentine’s discounts on selected products. Whilst you are there you may want to get a quick overview of some bargains in our store but not know where to start. Maybe I could lend a hand. These […]