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ZOL slashes prices of its topup bundles, now offers 1 GB for $3

Good news for anyone on a capped package from ZOL – The internet service provider has slashed the prices of its top-up bundles for its Fibre to the home service ZOL Fibroniks and its Pay as You Go Wimax service.

ZOL subscribers experience service outage , ISP apologises & offers 10GB of free data (update)

According to a statement released by ZOL, the service disruption affected its phone lines and some customer connections with WiMAX users being the most affected group. ZOL has stated that the problem has since been rectified.

Exclusive: Powertel launches promotion with 15 GB for $35 internet & a $175 unlimited package

Local Internet Access Provider Powertel has unveiled a new set of internet packages for its Winter Data promotion. These packages range from a $35 for 15 GB service to a $175 unlimited uncapped package that brings back an unlimited internet service to Powertel.

ZOL reduces the price of its WiMax package

Here’s a bit of good news for people who have been using ZOL Zimbabwe’s entry level WiMAX service; ZOL has lowered the price from $59 to $49 starting with subscriptions for the month of May 2015. No other adjustments have been made to the rest of the ZOL product lineup and the package wasn’t tweaked […]

Fibre internet not a rich peoples’ thing anymore as ZOL introduces $39 package

ZOL today announced a new fibre internet packaged priced at $39 a month. It’s officially the lowest priced fibre based internet service in Zimbabwe. Before now, Zol’s cheapest fibre package was an $89 20GB package which, to many in these hard times Zimbabweans find themselves in, was unaffordably high. The new fibre package is even […]

How expensive is it to go online in Zim?: An overview of prices for internet services

2015 started off with mobile subscribers celebrating the good news that as had been promised, the voice tariffs for the country’s mobile network operators had been reduced. Unfortunately we didn’t see a tumble in the cost of mobile data accompanying this change. The same could be said for internet services across the board actually. Despite a tighter economic […]

Powertel’s bundles a bad idea

  I have been a member of the Powertel mobile family since 2010. My three friends and I were fourth year Accounting students at the University of Zimbabwe. Econet had just scrapped their $25/month unlimited package as they moved from what was perhaps a testing phase into the big leagues. As poor college students we […]