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Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

News, Telecomms
The government has wanted to get TelOne and NetOne off its hands -partially- for a while now. New reports suggest that US$300 million will be enough to get the two telecommunications companieswhich recently posted much improved financial results. NetOne posted a $10 million profit and whilst TelOne is still in the red, they too have improved significantly. Whether these improvements alone are enough to encourage action from investors who would be getting the second-largest mobile network operator and the largest home internet provider if they pulled the trigger on a deal is yet to be seen. The government expects a deal to be done by the end of the year and a Telecom Analyst who spoke to ITWeb Africa feels that any such move would increase competitiveness in the telecom
The mobile phone insurance market is US$ 16,962.7 Mn in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$ $ 43,448 Mn by 2025

The mobile phone insurance market is US$ 16,962.7 Mn in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$ $ 43,448 Mn by 2025

Applications, Security, Telecomms
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ZOL Unused Data To Start Rolling Over Into Following Month From August

ZOL Unused Data To Start Rolling Over Into Following Month From August

Telecomms
ZOLs decision not to allow you to carry over unused data into the next month has always been quite unpopular. You would only assume that this irritation has been felt more because of loadshedding. Couple that with more expensive data costs and you have a trinity of factors that might actually force customers to ditch a service. Thankfully ZOL has acknowledged that this issue needs fixing and has promised to fix it. From the 1st of August, ZOL will allow subscribers who haven’t used the entirety of their data to carry it over into the next month. They announced this in response to a complaint on Twitter: Thank you very much for the suggestion. We are pleased to announce that starting 1 August 2019, unused data will be rolling over to the next month. ^TN
NetOne Continues To Take Digs At Econet In Its Marketing Material

NetOne Continues To Take Digs At Econet In Its Marketing Material

Mobile Money, Telecomms
NetOne has made some interesting marketing efforts of late, and it seems central to their marketing is taking subtle digs at Econet wherever they can. This playfulness will probably appeal to subscribers who usually welcome drama with open arms. Back when NetOne announced their 1.2GB data bundle they struck with this: The blue 1GB vs the Orange 1.2? Ok, that one wasn’t exactly subtle but it was the first of many such digs that would become common on NetOne’s page. After Econet announced their ridiculously named Smart Data Bouqets, NetOne couldn’t help but strike again with their cheeky messaging: NetOne users have for long time claimed that their data is more reliable and faster than Econet, which might not be entirely false once you consider the number o
It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

Applications, News, Security, Telecomms
Data breaches and invasion of privacy are rarely discussions that captivate the majority of Zimbabwean audiences but last year there was one invasion that seemed to stir up the hornet’s nest. During the 2018 campaign season, ZANU-PF decided it would be a very good idea to send some mobile network subscribers very personal SMSs which seemed to indicate the party had knowledge of where these candidates in particular stayed. People were pissed off and ZANU-PFs excuse that the messages were sent to party members who had registered to receive them at party meetings didn’t really cut it as most of the people (myself included) had not been to any party meeting. With all this in mind, it will come as a relief to many that a bill has been passed making it illegal for poli
Telecel Apologizes For Using Local Artist’s Content Without Permission

Telecel Apologizes For Using Local Artist’s Content Without Permission

Entertainment, Media, Telecomms
For a long time copyright infringement has never been taken too seriously in our country. Maybe it’s because we have bigger fish to fry as people or whatever reason you may come up, but ultimately the people who I know don’t really care for that stuff. Unfortunately, companies are held to a different standard for some reason. Telecel learnt this the hard way after they discovered that they had used a poem by Prince Kanokanga without his permission. The telecoms company did apologize for the unauthorised use of the poem: Telecel Zimbabwe (PVT) LTD formally expresses its deepest, most sincere regret of having published this on this platform, an extract of a poem, through its agent, entitled Love Story without the authorized use of author Prince Kanokanga. On behalf,
Econet’s ‘Bundles Of Joy’ Have Vanished, You Can’t Buy Them

Econet’s ‘Bundles Of Joy’ Have Vanished, You Can’t Buy Them

Mobile Money, News, Telecomms
If you tried buying Bundles Of Joy packages on Econet this morning, you may have noticed that you can’t find the option to buy them. Econet hasn’t yet made a statement about whether this package is gone forever or not. Here’s a screenshot of how the Menu looks without the option to but Bundles of Joy: Buying Bundles of Joy has, however, been a hassle for the past weeks as reported by a number of people on Twitter complaining to Econet. Late last year, subscribers faced the same problem of failing to buy these Bundles owing to the Econet’s system downtime but they didn’t go as far as to entirely remove the option to buy the package on their Menu. Let’s hope they removed the ‘Bundle of Joy’ from the menu so that they can fix their system. We will give you an update soon.--techzim
Netone Pledges $50K To Cyclone Idai Fund- Here’s Also How To Make Your Own Donation Using OneMoney

Netone Pledges $50K To Cyclone Idai Fund- Here’s Also How To Make Your Own Donation Using OneMoney

Breaking News, News, Telecomms
Thanks Netone Netone is another Mobile Network Operator that has decided to set up a relief fund for the Cyclone Idai disaster. Netone has led the way by pledging $50 000 for the purchase of food to provide to those areas heavily affected by the cyclone. You can make a donation to the fund using Netone’s mobile money platform, OneMoney. --techzim

ZOL Says Prices Have Not Changed, Mangudya And Mathematics Say ZOL Prices Have Increased

News, Telecomms
Today ZOL had the most interesting announcement of a price increase ever. Their announcement started thus: Dear valued ZOL customer Zol is excited to announce the increase of data to all capped packages as of 1 April 2019. This effectively decreases the price of data per GB. ZOL understands that data is crucial to you and believes that this will enable you to get the best out of your usage and gain even more value. The actual announcement of the price increase came later as a ‘by the way.’ We would also like to advise you of a price alignment which will take effect from 1 April… They go on to explain that this is not an increase in prices but just an adjustment to reflect the recently announced monetary policy which introduced the RTGS$. ZOL then explicitly sai
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