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Econet tries out Twitter via USSD

How relevant is Twitter to Zimbabwe? Is the #Twimbo community not growing fast enough? it’s hard to say really, but it would seem that mobile operator Econet is making the biggest effort to get as many of us on the social network as possible. This time it’s through a Twitter via USSD service. We got a […]


Understanding Econet’s new unlimited browsing promotion

There’s something that a lot of Econet broadband subscribers have noticed in the past couple days. Econet has been advertising its latest service that was launched at midnight– An unlimited browsing promotion via the Opera Mini browser. By dialing *143#  subscribers are able to select an option for unlimited browsing for 24 hours which costs 40 […]


Yahoo eyes emerging markets with content on USSD

The real money and growth in tech is in emerging markets as well as mobile services and everyone seems to be looking in that direction for growth and relevance. Yahoo’s growth strategy for mobile services will now include a smarter focus on emerging markets after it was announced in a press release from the Myriad […]


Facebook access without the web. Orange follows FMNA, Gemalto

The one thing clear about telecoms in Africa is that basic phones still rule. There’s another thing too clear to ignore; it is that people on the continent love Facebook. Facebook is so popular, for many Africans Facebook’s the first point of contact with the Internet. Orange has woken up to this fact. The mobile operator will be launching Facebook via USSD in Africa.