Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced Daily Bundles to its data offering. The operator had been quite dormant in the data market, being the last operator to offer such. The bundles are the cheapest, and rival the position that had been taken by NetOne. Also offered are new night shift bundles. Mega chat bundles are also offered. Telecel data bundles have again become relevant in the market, after lying low in the daily bundle race.
The Telecel daily data bundles compete on the price point with NetOne’s 48 hour bundles. However, Telecel did not challenge the validity. Instead, they chose to offer 48 hour validity on the night shift bundles, placed at the same price point. This is an edit to those introduced in December last year. You can look up the value offered by each bundle below. Of point to note, the $1 for 300MB is offered at the same price with buying 2 of NetOne’s 50c 48 hour bundle. To access these bundles, dial *470#. You can also check the USSD codes for other applications.
With the Night Shift Bundles, Telecel opted to increase the validity compared to the Daily bundle. You only get an additional 50MB compared to the daily bundle. The validity is set at 48 Hours, at par with the bundles offered by NetOne. At least you get more time to chew through the data if the network is bad. The night shift browsing period is from 10pm to 6am. Early birds won’t be struck by this offering, as it interferes with the sleeping time.
With the government having decided to stop giving licenses to new operators, this pretty much means all operator are fairly offering data at the same price point. A dollar gives between 250MB and 300MB of data across the operators. This is comparable to the old times when they all offered data at about 10MB for a dollar, with NetOne offering the cheapest bundles at the entry point. Well, this still is the case, as they have a 5cents 2 day offering.