Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates


Econet say Ecocash airtime and bundles recharge still being worked on

Yesterday Econet Wireless went dark nationwide. They seem to have restored services for calls and data. However, they are still working through issues with Ecocash airtime and bundles purchases through their USSD platforms. NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS Dear Valued CustomerWe regret to advise that you may face recharging challenges on *151# (Ecocash) or *143#. As we […]

Econet is down!

Econet is down countrywide, according to ZimLive the outage happened as early as 5pm this afternoon. This outage is affecting calls, mobile data, and airtime purchases. ZimLive also tweeted a response they got from Econet regarding the nationwide outage “We are currently experiencing a technical challenge on our core network switch, which has affected voice […]

EcoCash Service Now Fully Restored

After yesterday’s Econet blackout which saw people and businesses fail to use all Econet-reliant services , EcoCash is happy to announce that you can now use the mobile money platform. Also read: Strive Masiyiwa Says, “I Could Have Solved Zim’s Power Crisis 12 Years Ago BUT Corruption” Also read:Twitter Reacts To Econet Blackout Quick NetOne, […]

Econet Broadband services currently down

If you can’t access internet services on your Econet line you are not alone. There have been social media reports from several Econet subscribers saying that they are facing intermittent drops in broadband services as well as USSD services. It’s not just in Harare – A number of subscribers in the city of Bulawayo have […]

Econet fixes its network, sends out apology to subscribers

Econet has managed to fix the problem it was encountering with its network and subscribers are now experiencing normal services. While the mobile operator has issue an apology for this challenge, the disruption has started a debate around the steps the regulator should take in dealing with such issues.