Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Mobile data is now just 3.2% short of beating out voice calls as the top earner

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has today released its sector performance report for Q3 2021. And as I am sure you all expected, mobile data has continued its march upwards. According to the report, mobile internet traffic increased by 10.4% to record 25,902,392,908MB from the 23,436,332,679MB registered in Q2 2021. Period […]

Econet vs Telecel vs NetOne new data bundle tariffs, who has the best Packages?

All mobile network operators NetOne, Econet and Telecel reviewed their data bundles tariffs for what is the umpteenth time this year. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the three stack up against each other and find out who has the better deal. Before we get into the price comparison, […]

NetOne vs Econet; battle of the US$1 promotions

So it would appear that Econet and NetOne have coinciding US$1 bundle promotions that are said to be offering value for that elusive hard currency. Here’s a side by side of that the two are offering: Econet’s  “Dhola Chete Super bundle” NetOne’s “Dollar A Day” Voice 15 Min (not stated On Net or Off Net) […]

Bundle price hikes are MNO’s “Christmas box”, as Econet announces tariff review

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has followed NetOne in a data bundle price hike that will affect its customers starting from December 8th 2021. Dear Customers, Please note, we will review our Voice, Data & SMS bundle prices effective, Wednesday 8 December 2021. Visit for more information. — Econet Wireless (@econetzimbabwe) December 6, 2021 PUBLIC […]

NetOne increasing both bundle and voice tariffs again, get used to it

NetOne announced on social media that they will be hiking bundle and headline tariffs tomorrow, the 30th of November 2021. This is what happens when prices are pegged in a currency that is fast losing value. As we vent our anger, it is important to remember that NetOne is not to blame for this. Public […]

Econet is putting up 130 base stations in 90 days

The countries largest mobile network operator Econet Wireless has announced that it will be adding 130 new base stations to its already impressive network. “We are increasing our network capacity by upgrading our 3G sites to LTE (or 4G). We are also expanding our network coverage to areas where we previously had limited or no […]

NetOne subscribers, here are the new data bundle prices [October 2021]

One month after NetOne announced a data bundle price hike (6 September 2021), the country’s second-largest mobile network operator has announced yet another price hike. At this point complaining about it would be just futile. This is definitely something we are going to have to get used to. And in that vein, here is what […]

Get 5GB for only ZWL$500 from NetOne

Netone is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is offering this generous bundle to all its customers – 5GB for ZWL$500. Celebrate NetOne’s 25th Anniversary with 5GB Anniversary Bundle. Purchase the 5GB data bundle (valid for 25hrs) for $ZWL 500 & earn entry into the weekly draw. Entry into all weekly draws earns entry into the […]

Brace yourselves, NetOne is hiking data bundle tariffs

State-owned mobile network operator (MNO) NetOne announced on social media that it will be increasing bundle tariffs tomorrow the 19th of October 2021. Here is NetOne’s post on the bundle tariff review: Public Notice! — NetOne Cellular (@NetOneCellular) October 17, 2021 Public Notice Review of Bundle Tariffs Please be advised that we are reviewing […]

Mobile internet usage remained unconquerable in Q2 2021

The charge of mobile internet usage and traffic continued its upward in Q2 2021 according to the latest Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s (POTRAZ) sector performance report. Internet Traffic (Terabytes TB) Q1 2020 6,661 Q2 2020 10,407 Q3 3030 14,878 Q4 2020 16,383 Q1 2021 21,865 Q2 2021 23,436 POTRAZ Mobile Data Traffic […]

ICT Minister’s remarks on NetOne’s 5G mobile broadband plan

Yesterday, state-owned mobile network operator NetOne held an event where the National Mobile BroadBand (NMBB) Phase 3 was launched. This program would see NetOne install over 300 base stations across Zimbabwe including the capacity for 5G. Below is the speech delivered by Minister for ICTs Jenfan Muswere: Your Excellency, as your Ministry, we are fully […]

New NetOne data bundle prices – September 2021

The country’s second-largest mobile network operator (MNO) NetOne has today (6 September 2021) increase the prices of data bundles. This shift follows up the data price increase NetOne announced in March this year and comes after Econet and Telecel’s increases a couple of months back. Here are the NetOne data bundle prices as of 6 […]

Uncapped LTE data prices Zimbabwe versus South Africa

There is nothing that I loath more than data bundles for specific services and zero-rating. Essentially what you have is an Internet Service Provider or Internet Access Provider going out of their way to be a referee in the content game. It’s the reason why bad apps like WhatsApp triumph over good apps like Telegram. […]

Without the temporary spectrum, South African mobile internet will slow to a crawl: MTN

Early this week we learnt that the Council of Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA South Africa’s equivalent of POTRAZ) was going to be taking back the temporary spectrum it had freely given to mobile network operators in South Africa on 30 November this year. We opined this would be devastating news to South […]

Telecel will be increasing bundles prices tomorrow

Telecel has followed in the footsteps of Econet by announcing that it will be increasing bundle prices tomorrow (30th of July 2021). To our valued customers, please note we will be reviewing our SMS and data packages, effective on the 30th of July 2021. Remember to stay safe. T&C's apply.#staysafe #tellsomeone — Telecel Zimbabwe […]

Teachers ask govt for free data to conduct online classes but is this the solution?

Teachers have approached the government asking for free data that would allow them to access online resources and platforms in order to conduct online lessons during the lockdown. In a report by NewsDzeZimbabwe, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said that there is still a lot that can be done to help teachers […]

Econet says 20% bundle price increase was prompted by soaring operating costs

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s new data bundle prices take effect today (8 July 2021). And as you would have seen from the new tariff sheet there is a 20% increase in the prices across the board save for the Sasai Bundles which remained unchanged. The bundle price increase isn’t something that Econet did capriciously. The mobile […]