The internet service market in Zimbabwe is dynamic, characterized by continual innovation in internet service provider (ISP) offerings, take-up of innovative consumer access devices and increased consumer participation in the online environment.
STATE-OWNED mobile network operator NetOne has waged a war against its rivals with the release of its special products called One-Fi & One-Cliq.
For a minimum of $9 subscribers can receive 6 GB of data, 25 on-net voice minutes.
Speaking at the of the launch of One-Fi & One-Cliq on Wednesday , acting chief executive officer Brian Mutandiro said “its not a secret that Netone has emerged as force to reckon with and is currently the Mobile Network of Operator of Choice as testified by the Hundreds of thousands of subscribers that have migrated and joined the family .”
In order to receive the new One-Fi service one has to buy the One-Fi router for $130, potential clients will be required to purchase monthly bundles of $9, $19, $39, $59 and $99. The One-FI device can take up to 32 devices at one.
According to the company acting CEO, “ONE-FI is a wireless to the X (WTTX) service. Where X may represent business, churches, homes, universities, schools shopping malls, hotels and any other public places.”
“More-so, the ONE-FI solution provides a phone service using our range of numbers that can be matched to suit customers’ requirements. This means that any application of the service can keep their last six digits.” Added Mr Mutandiro.
With this new product NetOne will be tapping in the untapped market of home internet. The availability of internet services over mobile networks continues to grow. Zimbabweans are accessing the internet in multiple ways with increasing numbers of people using the internet on the go. While most Zimbabweans who accessed the internet did so via a mobile.
NetOne also introduced ONE-CLIQ a group calling service where a 5 people in a group can call each other at special rates.