Econet raises data and SMS bundle prices as currency weakens

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | 13:06 CET | News
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has revised its data bundle and SMS pricing upwards by between 30 and 50 percent, in line with the prevailing economic environment. The new data tariffs came into effect on 15 July, as the value of the local currency has weakened by more than 600 percent since the last tariff increase in April. The Whatsapp weekly bundle price has risen from USD 3 inclusive of interest to USD 4.50 for 100 MB.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Econet Wireless
Countries: Zimbabwe
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Zimbabwe anti-graft body probes Ecocash agents over high cash-out premiums

Published 19 Sep 2019 10:23 CET | Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has announced that it has opened investigations into Econet's mobile money ...

Econet reviews data tariffs again

Published 02 Sep 2019 13:11 CET | Zimbabwe
Econet Zimbabwe has increased its data tariffs for the second time in a month,  reports Zimtechreview. The review comes after the ...

Telecel Zimbabwe reaches ZWD 14.55 mln loss in first 5 months

Published 25 Jul 2019 13:59 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's third-largest mobile network operator, Telecel, has reported a ZWD 14.55 million loss before minorities in the first ...

Econet network goes down for several hours on 20 July

Published 22 Jul 2019 10:46 CET | Zimbabwe
Econet suffered a network shutdown on 20 July caused by load shedding, New Zimbabwe reported. Most services failed that morning, ...

Econet faces lawsuit over USD 1,500 rental arrears

Published 16 Jul 2019 14:36 CET | Zimbabwe
Local company Amasons (Private) is seeking court intervention after Econet Wireless failed to pay rent at one of its subsidiaries ...

Econet Wireless in talks with Roku over Kwese Play service

Published 05 Jul 2019 08:58 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean operator Econet says it is in discussions with Roku, a US-based OTT streaming platform, regarding the viability of the ...