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First Impressions Of Lafarge Cement’s WhatsApp Bot

Lafarge Cement has unveiled their new WhatsApp Chat bot – Muvaki. The chat bot is meant to assist customers looking for more information regarding Lafarge’s products without having to make calls or visit Lafarge in person. At the time of writing the bot includes information on the following: How to buy cement directly from Larfage? […]

WhatsEco Allows You To Transact On EcoCash Via WhatsApp, A Bit Different From Steward Banks’s Sosholoza

Bots are all the rage right now, Steward Bank recently launched WhatsApp banking and now we have a cool alternative that allows you to transact using a chatbot on WhatsApp. It sounds pretty convenient and after taking it for a spin it actually seems very cool. Getting started First thing’s first this requires a companion […]

[Update] ZeeRate Is A New WhatsApp Chatbot That Helps You Check Black Market Exchange Rates

With Zimbabwe seemingly in a transition to dollarize, a growing number of companies are now demanding payments in US dollars. Those who still accept bond notes will still be quoting their prices in US dollars but you can make a payment in bond notes or RTGS/mobile money (EcoCash predominantly) using the current exchange rate of […]

Zimnat’s New Customer Care Chatbot Makes It Way Easier To Inquire About Insurance Premiums

It’s not something you see every day when traditional companies start to use fashionable technologies. Zimnat is one such traditional company that is fast wearing the new clothes of emerging technologies. Zimnat has been one of the leading players in life assurance and short-term insurance sector since 1946 in Zimbabwe. And lately, it has been […]

Tech Start Up Intelli Africa Solutions Offers FREE Chat Bots To Businesses

Local startup Intelli Africa Solutions (IAS) is offering FREE Conversational Chat Bots to Zimbabwean Corporates, SMEs and Government Bodies. Intelli Africa Solutions has also enabled its automated bot (IntelliBot) to allow visitors on its website  to donate towards The Cholera Fund through the Steward Bank Kanzatu-Nzatu National Cholera Crisis Fund.   What is a […]

Econet Introduces Bud-e, A Chatbot To Help With Enquiries

Econet has just introduced a chatbot that users can interact with on via Facebook Messenger. The bot is called Bud-e and can help users with : EcoCash Pin Resets PUK Request Internet Settings EcoCash Reversals and More Before Bud-E can serve you, it(Chatbots have no gender right?) will walk you through a verification process and check […]