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Econet has finally zero-rated its create your own bundle app YoMix

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has zero-rated one of its more interesting products YoMix. I am sure that you have at some point heard of YoMix or you might be one of those who use it regularly. If you haven’t come across the service before, it allows you to create your own bundles across voice, SMS and […]

Elon Musk’s Starlink could attain global coverage soon

Looking over the comments on our previous articles on Starlink (and on social media), I can safely say that Elon Musk’s Starlink has a strong community in Zimbabwe. And Starlink fanboys and girls will be happy to know that the service will soon have internation coverage according to SpaceX executive Gwynne Shotwel “We’ve successfully deployed […]

Why are TelOne and ZOL sim cards geolocked?

Geolocking is when a particular service is made available in a particular geographic location. In the case of TelOne and Zol, they do the same thing. But why do they restrict their service? Should all sim cards not work the same way?

There is a naughty malware that’s blocking people from visiting torrent sites

Malware software programs are often known as viruses for good reason. In most cases the virus once it gets on your computer or any other devices proceeds to wreak havoc. Some payloads are created just to create chaos including trashing/deleting files or they could be crafty and for self-gain as we see in ransomware that […]

ZOL to stop providing email and Webhosting services directly, customers to be migrated to Microsoft 365 at start of July

ZOL customers who log into it’s MyZOL platform are being greeted with a dismissible notice telling them that ZOL will stop providing Web and Email services directly to them starting 02 July 2021. Their email and backup services will instead be migrated to the Microsoft platform effective from this date. Affected customers are being asked […]

Games of Throne’s Ser Jorah Mormont to star in a DStv Original Series

DStv and Multichoice have confirmed that their highly anticipated DStv original, Reyka, will be premiering on MNet starting 15 July at 20:00 hours. The drama stars well known South African actress Kim Engelbrecht who made her name in Isidingo before moving to conquer the US TV scene with roles in Dominion and The Flash. On […]

Dandemutande wins Sophos Synchronized Security Partner of the Year 2021

Local ISP and ICT technology company Dandemutande has been awarded the Synchronized Security Partner of the Year 2021 Award by Sophos (a British security software company). Dandemutande was able to beat out all of Sophos’ partners in Zimbabwe and was recognised for outstanding performance and commitment to securing its customers. Sophos is one of the […]

Internet usage keeps breaking records according to POTRAZ’s Q1 2021 report

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has released the sector performance statement for Q1 2021. Now, this isn’t the full report, but more a highlight of what will come from the more granular document that will be released soon. Here are the numbers from Q1 2021 Mobile internet and data subscriptions As […]

Punished for downloading Ubuntu via torrent

When the machines take over.

Video: What is the best mobile wifi bundle?

Ever wondered what the best mobile wifi bundle is? In this video we take a look at NetOne, TelOne, Telecel, Econet and Zol to find out which one is the best overal over 5 categories.

These are Network coverage, speed, device support, bundle selection and the all important price.

How to work in the US without ever leaving Zimbabwe

Probably worth checking out…

ZOL to become “Liquid Home” in the not too distant future

T’was a matter of when not if…

TelOne adds unlimited nighttime data to all its VSAT packages

TelOne throws down the gauntlet.

Elon Musk’s Starlink might need more than 12,000 satellites to be effective

Not enough for the US market at 12,000 satellites let alone the rest of the world.

Utande slashes LTE package prices by about 18%

Entry-level package now cheaper than TelOne Blaze and ZOL Wibroniks uncapped.

Econet eLearning bundles are working

Econet’s eLearning Bundles are working and have been since late February 2021

Do buy Econet’s eLearning bundles

Why does Econet still have them up on its USSD?

African language app Bhala is looking to be more than just a keyboard

New languages and features to come.

Mobile data consumption smashed past 16 000 Terabytes in Q4 2020

a 13.1% increase from Q3 2020

15 base stations to be constructed in rural areas – POTRAZ

fingers crossed these base stations are operational in the not too distant future.

ZOL ends free 30-minute ZOLspot access

End of an era…

Only 2864 schools of the nearly 9K in Zim have internet access

Progress is moving at a glacial pace.