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Telecel urging old subscribers to recharge their SIMs and get freebies

Telecel announced a new promotion via their social media pages that will reward subscribers who buy airtime more frequently. The digital flyer alerting subscribers of this new promotion promises the following; 10 free telecel to telecel voice minutes; 10 free SMSs; 30MB free data. Telecel’s subscribers will get these free benefits if they recharge their […]

NetOne giving away free airtime when you purchase their MiFi devices

NetOne has announced a new promotion valid for the next month. If you purchase any of their 2 MiFi devices you’ll also get free airtime as part of the acquisition. To the uninitiated the MiFi devices allow you to pop a SIM card and connect your devices (laptops, smartphones etc) to the MiFi wirelessly. NetOne […]

Interested In Discounts When Shopping Locally? Done Deals Wants To Provide Plenty Of Those

Done Deals Zimbabwe, a start-up based in Harare, has announced the launch of what they are terming “Zimbabwe’s first discounts and promotions e-commerce platform”. The website, as its name implies, features carefully curated deals and promotional offers from leading brands across the country. The concept is simple: Save money on health and beauty, retail, travel, […]

NetOne Brings Back Fees For Less Promotion And It’s Now Open To University Students As Well

In April this year NetOne introduced the Fees for less promotion, a promotion that allowed parents to get back a portion of their fees, if they paid the fees using NetOne’s mobile money platform, OneMoney. As noted, at the time, this was a great way to incentivize the use of OneMoney for both schools and […]

OneFusion Problems Had Devastating Effects; NetOne Lost Almost 50% Of Their Subscriber Base

POTRAZ -the regulator of the Zim telecoms industry- has just released their sector performance report for the first quarter of 2018 and the first statistic that screamed at me was the fact that NetOne lost almost half their subscriber base between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Zimbabwe’s second largest […]

Telecel introduces $50,000 daily lottery for 15 cents a day

Telecel Zimbabwe, the government owned operator has introduced a lottery for its subscribers called Lucky Number SMS. Using SMS, subscribers will make an entry for 15 cents a day for a chance to be the daily jackpot winner who gets $50,000 or, if there’s no jackpot winner, be one of several people who match only […]

New voice call promotions from Econet and Netone increase competition

Competition is always a good thing in business and the more intense it gets among providers, the better the deal for the customer. The tussle for subscriber loyalty and a bigger chunk of voice call revenues among network operators has put the Zimbabwean consumer in a sweet spot. Econet Wireless has launched a reduced tariffs […]