Econet Wireless and Telecel introduce new data packages


Mobile operators Econet Wireless and Telecel Zimbabwe have introduced new data packages in a bid to entice the market and broaden business on the back of dropping revenue from voice calls.

Through its new bundle, the Data Double Up, Econet says its customers are given 100 percent free Wi-Fi on all data purchases with an additional new weekly data bundle purchase starting from $0.50 instead of $1.

Telecel has also announced a new data, voice and text package for its Telecel Go pre-paid subscribers known as MegaBoost — a combo bundle with various benefits.


Econet said through the Smart Data Network, customers are able to experience high internet speeds complemented by the widest data coverage in the country.

“The revamped data offerings all come with 100 percent free Wi-Fi data. This applies to the daily, weekly and monthly data bundles. For instance, the $1 daily data bundle gives Econet customers 250MegaBytes (MB) plus another free 250MegaBytes (MB), usable at any Econet Wi-Fi zone,” said Econet in a statement.

Econet Chief Executive Officer, Mr Douglas Mboweni, said the new data packages would promote access to the Internet in line with a commitment to meet Sustainable Development Goals.

“We have over 300 WiFi zones across the country and the list is still growing complemented by our strong LTE/4G footprint for faster speeds.