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Full Text: In a shock move TelOne suspends their Data rollover facility

In a shocking move, TelOne has just announced that they are suspending their data rollover facility. The rollover facility was only introduced in March of this year two years after ZOL who introduced their own form of rollover in 2019. With a rollover, you would get an extra 30 days to use up your leftover […]

TelOne is having issues with internet services

State-owned Telecommunications company TelOne this morning announced that it is facing challenges with service delivery. We are unsure if TelOne voice services have been affected but from what we have been seeing online it’s mostly complaints about TelOne’s broadband internet services. Public Notice TelOne apologises for the service disruption currently being experienced by some of […]

Vandals cause TelOne internet outage in Harare’s CBD

State-owned telecommunications company TelOne announced in an SMS to clients that vandals have caused an outage of telephone/voice communications and internet services in Harare’s CBD: TelOne apologises for the disruption of our voice and internet service in Harare CBD due to network vandalism. We are working to restore service. TelOne Vandalism has been a perennial […]

TelOne customers to face service disruption due to system maintenance

Earlier this year TelOne thanked its customers for bearing with it during the endless system upgrades the state-owned ISP held during the final half of 2020. Many thought that it was the last they would hear of a TelOne system maintenance or upgrade, but it seems like there are yet more kinks to be worked […]

Technikari Ep 11: TelOne vs ZOL, which one is better?

[Podcast] Technikari Episode 11: TelOne vs ZOL, which one is best and for which application from fixes to mobile, uncapped to pay-as-you-go

TelOne lost ZWL$50 million to vandalism and theft in 2020

TelOne managing director Chipo Mutasa has said that the state-owned ISP has lost ZWL$50 million through vandalism and theft in 2020.

TelOne announces second stage to network upgrade

TelOne, this past weekend, announced that there would be a network upgrade in order for the ISP to meet the demand for internet services. The initial announcement from TelOne slated the network upgrade from midnight on the 3rd of October to 03:00 October 4th. The network upgrade, unfortunately, didn’t end at the time that the […]

TelOne internet connection has been appalling according to reports

There have been a number of reports that TelOne internet connection has been inconsistent to absolutely slow. Some reports say that there have been intermittent periods where the connection has been alright and there have been others that say that connection has been bad altogether. The service disruption has been experienced by users on TelOne […]

TelOne increases prices for internet packages

TelOne has increased the prices for their internet packages. This is, of course, following on ZOL’s price adjustment last week. TelOne prices, however, look to have taken a massive leap from the last price increase late last month. The new prices are as follows: These prices take effect from the 6th of September 2020 TelOne […]

TelOne releases new prices for broadband

Following hot on the heels of ZOL, TelOne have reviewed their prices for broadband. These prices will take effect from the 1st of August: TelOne residential broadband Package Download Cap US$ ZWL$ Home Basic 10GB 10.00 722.00 Home Basic Night 20GB 13.00 938.00 Home Extra 15GB 11.00 794.00 Home Plus 30GB 17.00 1,227.00 Home Plus […]

Best fixed internet service provider (Updated)

It’s clear working from home is going to be a thing and the question now is which service provider do you go for with the best service. Best is not always about the cheapest. It’s a lot more than that. In this article we shall be looking at TelOne and Zol, the 2 biggest fixed […]

TelOne Announces New Prices For Broadband Packages

TelOne has announced the new pricing for their broadband offerings which have been effected from today (14 March). For TelOne Packages Prices as of September 2020 (the most recent price adjustment) click the link here Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial […]

TelOne Increases Price For Their Internet Packages

TelOne has become the latest telecoms company to increase their internet prices, joining a host of mobile network operators who have been increasing their prices frequently over the last few months. The new tariffs you’ll pay for your home internet will are as follows: It seems the days of internet access being a privilege might […]

TelOne Revenue Increases By 5%, But Losses Continue [2018 Financial Results]

TelOne had their Annual General Meeting today and announced some pretty interesting results for the year ended December 31. There’s good news and bad news… The good Well, revenue continues with its upward trend, increasing from $119 million in 2017 to $125 million. TelOne believes that this is as a result of the the 37% […]

How Far Can TelOne’s 500GB/Month Package Take You; Is It The Same As Having Unlimited?

TelOne’s relatively new 500 GB package is sparking a lot of debate due to one question. “Is the package the same as having unlimited internet?” Of course, if we are speaking in literal terms, that package is not unlimited and really TelOne clearly lists it under capped packages. But the true question people are asking […]

TelOne Finally Introduces Night Browsing Bundles

A few hours ago we reported that TelOne facing some service interruption issues and if you are TelOne customer who needed cheering up, TelOne has done just that with their latest announcement. TelOne has announced that they will be introducing a night browsing package similar to ZOL’s Night-Owl. This announcement was long overdue and it […]

Telone Revises Home Broadband Packages, Same Packages For ADSL and Fibre Users Offering More Data For Less

Telone is changing the way they package their data. Whereas they used to offer packages depending on whether you were on Fibre or ADSL, they now offer the same broadband packages for both Fibre and ADSL users. The new packages look like this: Home Basic – $15 (8GB download cap) Home Plus – $25 (30GB […]

TelOne is launching WiFi Home and Away tomorrow

Techzim has received an invite to a launch of a new service from TelOne. The launch will be tomorrow and TelOne will be launching what they are calling WiFi Home and Away. TelOne WiFi sharing or as they call it WiFi Home and Away is a service which will allow people with TelOne ADSL or Fibre internet […]

TelOne launches 100% extra data promo – here’s what you need to know

Yesterday, TelOne launched a new promotion for their broadband Wi-Fi subscribers. The promotion will see people on their network getting 100% extra data. The promotion will be running from 21 August 2017 to 31 December 2017 and will be accessible to all subscribers of the TelOne broadband internet regardless of the package that they subscribe […]

TelOne ups speeds & data allowances on its ADSL, now offers 30 GB for $25 & 60 GB for $42

The $25 Home Plus package now offers 30 GB (with speeds of up to 3 Mbps) up from 20 GB (with speeds of 1 Mbps). The $42 Home Premier package’s data limit has been increased by 10 GB and now offers 60 GB (with speeds of up to 4 Mbps, an increase from 2 Mbps limit).

TelOne slashes its fibre internet prices, offers 20 GB for $23

Local fixed internet provider TelOne Zimbabwe has adjusted its residential fibre packages unveiling a new lineup that now has the cheapest fibre to the home offer on the market. Its entry level package, the TelOne Fibre Starter package which was previously priced at $36 is now set at $23 and offers 20 GB of data […]

ZOL chases TelOne ADSL in its quest for growth & dominance

It’s not just total market domination that’s spurring the ad campaigns, though. The pursuit of growth plus the need to make the most of extensive infrastructure investments are enough to trigger different strategies.

TelOne & ZOL aren’t letting up on the ad fighting, but we’d rather have an internet price & service brawl

Perhaps TelOne and ZOL should pass on the victory to subscribers instead by shaping their services to be more affordable and reliable with the best support services.

TelOne extends its public WiFi presence, makes smart play for high density areas but still limits focus to Harare

It just shared a list of 7 new public WiFi hotspots that have been introduced as part of its ongoing plans to activate the use of its growing fibre network and maintain the strong growth of its public WiFi count which now stands at over 100 hotspots.

Dial-up use in Zimbabwe declines by 99.4% as national fixed telecoms operator phases out old school technology

TelOne, Zimbabwe’s fixed telecoms provider that activated dial-up services has started phasing it out. According to the telecoms regulator, POTRAZ active dial-up connections were whittled down from a total of 6,872 in December 2015 to just 44 active connections at the beginning of April 2016.

TelOne maintains strong B2B focus – 80% of its subscribers are enterprise clients

The chairman of the TelOne board, Charles Shamu, recently revealed that 80% of its subscribers are business consumers versus the 20% retail users. These business clients or wholesale consumers are split between the private sector (which makes up 60% of TelOne’s wholesale clients) and the government.

TelOne to start work on its mobile network in late 2016 using $98 million loan for expansion

In an interview with Techzim, Shamu outlined some of the work TelOne has scheduled for the $98 million loan facility that it secured through the government including the development of its mobile network.

Active fibre links in Zimbabwe double as market embraces faster, reliable internet solutions

The number of active fibre links in Zimbabwe increased by 101.4% in the last quarter of 2015 rising from 6,875 links to a total of 13,849 active links in just three months.

Powertel introduces $35 unlimited Fibre package, prepares for future of Zimbabwean internet

Powertel Communications, the State-owned Internet Access Provider with its fingers in VoIP, broadband, VPN and prepaid electricity distribution services recently added unlimited Fibre to the Home (FTTH) packages to its broadband lineup.

This $89 package from TelOne is your best bet for Netflix

if you are keen on making Netflix your leading entertainment choice but are working within a strict budget (trying to keep the damage under $100) or live in an area where fibre trenching hasn’t happened but phone lines are around, then this TelOne ADSL package is your best bet.