Tag: Telecel Zimbabwe

Telecel reviews Megaboost bundle tariffs – Sept 2020

Yesterday, Telecel reviewed their Megaboost data bundles and the pricing has changed significantly – something not too surprising when you consider the last review for Megaboost was back in July. What’s the difference? Megaboost was priced as follows before the recent changes; Price On-Net Off-net SMS WhatsApp Facebook Data Validity $40 10 – 30 30MB […]

Mobile operators had over “500% losses” due to Zim currency crisis

The Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) released the abridged sector performance report for Q2 2020. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were palpable when it came to industries like the postal sector. The other inescapable force that affected the performance of the sector in Q2 was the deteriorating Zimbabwean economy. No sector […]

Telecel tariffs for voice, data and SMS have been reviewed

Telecel has reviewed its tariffs for voice, out of bundle data and SMS. Telecel completes the list of mobile network operators (MNO) in tariff adjustments. Econet and NetOne have already increased their tariffs after POTRAZ gave mobile network operators the green light. The increases were based on the increasing operational costs for MNOs. New Telecel […]

Telecel’s Virtual Office makes it easier for businesses to share files in a secure network

A few days ago Telecel announced that they are offering a new service – a Virtual Office. The marketing material shared by the telecoms company alluded to the fact that consumers signing up for the service would be enable “working from wherever you are, safely and securely using a private name point.” How does it […]

Telecel workers demand 733% salary increment

Telecel employees informed NewsDay that they had demanded a salary increment from the meager ZW$1200 they are currently getting to a more respectable but not outrageous ZW$10 000. A 733% increment that will be hard for Telecel to meet considering their financial standing. It’s reported the Telecel workforce met with CEO Angeline Vere after the […]

Telecel employees allegedly stage sit-in protest

The problems engulfing Telecel at the moment don’t seem to have a clear resolution in sight. A fortnight ago we wrote about how the company was still bleeding customers at a frightening pace. It seems in addition to having to deal with subscriber loss, board room squabbles and investing in infrastructure, Telecel is also looking […]

Media Institute Of Southern Africa Zim Calls For Slashing Of Mobile Data Prices During Covid-19 Crisis

Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe (MISA Zimbabwe) has called for mobile operators in the country to slash data as the country tries to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. With companies closing offices left, right and centre as the country goes into lockdown, a number have said staff will be working from home […]

Telecel Assures Subscribers & Shareholders: “We Have A Plan”

At this point, I’m assured the T in Telecel stands for trouble. The most recent negative press associated with the company came from its own workers writing to the Ministry of ICT pleading with the government to intervene and “save their livelihoods”. The Mobile Network Operator came out and told shareholders (which include the government) […]

Telecel CEO Responds To Allegations Of Mismanagement

Earlier today we published an article regarding the alleged state of affairs at Telecel Zimbabwe. A source reached out to us and claimed that there were a number of issues affecting the telecommunications company and whilst Telecel were yet to respond to our request for comment at the time of publishing that story, they have […]

Telecel Profits Fell From US$55m To US$1m

Telecel has been in a never-ending downward spiral for a number of years now. Subscribers who would expect to get new services and products and innovation from their mobile network have instead gotten board room squabbles, poor network delivery and now it’s alleged shareholders are getting dwindling revenues and no profits. An anonymous source with […]

NSSA Scandal And Tech Pt 2: Zim Workers’ Savings Used To Buy Telecel Or Were They?

Part 1 was about how the Zimbabwean army, an internet access company: Africom and the national social security authority: NSSA duped the Zimbabwean population out of millions of US Dollars. Part 1 was complex? Well this second installment is even more complex. Most of what’s below was obtained from a series of confidential letters and […]

Telecel Announces New Tariffs For International Voice Calls

Telecel has announced a new set of tariffs for international voice calls and as expected they are more expensive than before. For a long time, Telecel has been known not to actually mention which country is in which exact group which is quite confusing. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: […]

Telecash, Telecel’s mobile money service loses 2,300 active subscribers in 3 months (update)

Telecash, the mobile money service owned by Zimbabwean mobile network operator Telecel and the second largest mobile money service in the country lost 2,323 active subscribers between April and June 2016.

Fewer calls mean way less money for Zimbabwean mobile operators as revenues continue to decline

According to information shared by the regulator, POTRAZ, during the period a total of US$161.5 million in revenue was realised, down from the US$167.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2016.

Breaking News – Telecel forced by regulator to stop Mega Bonus and other promotions

Local mobile operator Telecel has just sent a message to its subscribers announcing that it will be stopping its Mega Bonus offer and other promotions until further notice.

Telecash slashes tariffs, makes some payments free as it tries to encourage e-payments

Telecash, Telecel’s mobile money service, has reduced its tariffs as it aims to encourage the use of its platform as a leading solution for the cash crisis in Zimbabwe.

Telecel introducing free Facebook browsing

Now, it seems that its launch is around the corner. It turns out that some Telecel subscribers have already been accessing Free Basics through a zero rated Facebook experience.

Facebook launches Free Basics in Nigeria while Zimbabwe launch still awaits approval

Facebook continues with its quest to offer the word free internet through its Internet.org initiative. Just recently it launched its Free Basics service in Nigeria through a partnership with Airtel.

Telecel valued at $250 million following government acquisition

Speaking on government’s deal with Vimpelcom regarding Telecel, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira said that the operator’s market capitalisation stood at a minimum of $250 million.

Minister of ICT clarifies Telecel acquisition as Vimpelcom maintains ownership of stake in operator

According to Mandiwanzira, the statement that has been made by Vimpelcom ties in with the information that has been shared since the government did finalise the Telecel deal but is still working on transferring the funds for the deal from a local account to Vimpelcom.

Telecel to partner Facebook for free internet service

In the latest bit of information to be shared about the service, it has been confirmed that Telecel is the mobile operator that will be partnering with Facebook and Internet.org for the launch in the Zimbabwe. This information was shared by sources working on the Free Basics implementation.

Telecel retail network grows to 500 kiosks as operator expands its footprint

According to Telecel, this retail network has grown to 500 kiosks. This is a progression from the 200 kiosk total that Telecel had reached by the end of September.

Telecel sold, Zimpost mobile money, digital content theft, Xiaomi in Africa – Podcast

This episode covers the sale of Telecel to the government and NSSA’s involvement, the theft of digital content, Zimpost’s payment platform and the changing African devices market.

Government to buy Telecel through NSSA?

According to sources, NSSA will either front the funds on behalf of ZARNET or be a guarantor for the ISP. Should ZARNET fail to reimburse the pension fund then NSSA will take over the 60% shareholding in the entity. Little has been said of the involvement the Empowerment Corporation (EC), Telecel’s minority shareholder, will have.

Telecel awarded for best customer service in mobile telecoms

Telecel Zimbabwe was recently honoured at the Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe (CCAZ) Service Awards with a number of accolades that included one for being the best mobile telecoms operator in terms of customer service excellence.

Telecel introduces $2 Twitter bundles

Telecel has introduced Twitter bundles as part of the social media bundles segment which gives access to the platform for a set period.They are priced at 60 cents for a week’s access and $2 for a monthly subscription and are available on the *480# menu.

Telecel to introduce LTE in 2016, downplays the service’s immediate relevance in Zim

According to Angeline Vere, the CEO of Telecel, the operator has been piloting LTE in parts of Zimbabwe and will be activating it in the first part of 2016. However, she pointed out that the service isn’t immediately relevant in Zimbabwe because of a limited smartphone penetration.

No cheap offers for Telecel as owners say they will only take best deal

It turns out, however, that Telecel Zimbabwe’s majority shareholder, Vimpelcom, is going to hold on to its stake and has a long term interest in the operator, It will, however, sell if the need arises, but will not give up of its stake in Telecel Zimbabwe for free. It will charge the market value for the shares to any interested bidder.

Telecel giving away houses with its new loyalty promo

Telecel will next week launch an SMS and Win promotion giving away three houses as the grand prize to three lucky customers.

For whom the bell tolls: Is Telecel Doomed?

It cannot be ignored that Telecel has been on a downward trend since 2012 if the subscriber numbers from Potraz are anything to go by. With the licence issues reaching boiling point early this year resulting in the most disruption on their timeline it is interesting to see how they will bounce back.