Econet To Increase Tariff Charges

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) has reviewed its voice, SMS and data bundles effective from Wednesday 10 March.

The latest adjustment comes after State-owned mobile network operator NetOne increased its bundle prices last week, with Telecel Zimbabwe expected to follow soon as the telecommunications industry is going in line with the tariffs approved by the Potraz in August last year.

In a message to its customers, Econet said, “Please note, we are reviewing our voice, data and SMS bundle prices, effective 10 March 2021. The out of bundle tariff is still as approved by Potraz on the 25th of August 2020,”

Meanwhile, Zimbabweans are not agreeing with the rise in tariff charges as the new prices are not tallying with the current economic situation.

Our 263times reporter spoke with a few people in the streets of Harare and filled comments below:

“It seems as if these telecommunication companies talk to each other behind our backs, else how could they increase charges at the same time?”

“Honestly things like tariff charges should not increase at all in this country, how else are we expected to spend our days if we can’t buy data bundles to go on social media? I mean we are unemployed.”

“Data bundles are number one priority especially in this social media times where everything is now found on social media. I personally think Potraz should consider the majority of Zimbabweans who are already struggling to buy data bundles and airtime before raising tariff charges.”

“They increase the charges yet their data bundles don’t last. The weekly bundle only last for 3 to 4 days and the monthly ones don’t even take up to half a month. Econet and Netone should be serious.”






Yeukai is a professional and experienced journalist, broadcaster & writer.

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