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If you weren’t paying attention to the news, you might have missed last week’s drama. One between Econet and the Minister of ICT Supa Mandiwadzira. The other one was the introduction of floor placing by Potraz. Every Zimbabwean, even those in the remote parts of the country, have adopted the use on mobile apps as a means of communication.
Last week showed the need and the hunger for bundled services. We’ve ate it up and now we can’t stop. It’s unquestionably a conscious business decision if you’re an operator. And Netone has made the right decision to revamp their packages to and introduce new packages. Why would you choose them?
There are currently over 2.6 million Zimbabweans who use WhatsApp and over 1 billion monthly active users globally. WhatsApp has been successful because customers can connect with other around the world, irrespective of mobile network or country, and customers simply pay for data when they use this application.
Netone has increased the data caps for all their social media packages, Facebook and WhatsApp costing 27cents are now 40MB with the weekly pegged at 87cents capped at 100MB while the monthly bundles for the two social networks bundles are capped at 250MB.
NetOne customers can now get buy Twitter’s daily bundles at 27cents capped at 50MB while on the monthly package they get 300MB.
The company also bought back its old $1 for 300MB data package which is valid for 48 hours.
A source close to the developments told Technomag that NetOne will today be offering 300MB for a dollar, under their data bundles offering. This ultimately makes NetOne data bundles the most affordable on the market. The new 300MB will be valid for 24 hours only.
To add Icing to the cake, NetOne has also added YouTube, Skype and Netflix bundles in to the mix. For $10 and $20 Netone customers can enjoy NetFlix bundles that last for a day, whereas at $30 they can buy YouTube, Skype and Netflix bundles which will last for a week.
The company has seen its fair share of challenges in the past year and it only makes logic to rejoice when something positive shores up. Besides, it might give other MNOs a reason to offer better products.
Pardon has been a technology enthusiast his entire life and has spent the better part of last decades in information technology and security, and he writes with an aim to remove some of the "mysticism" from the cyber world. He’s the Editor at Techunzipped. Away from the keyboard, you're likely to find him playing with the latest gadgets or the latest Game.