Econet Raises Voice, SMS Tariffs

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Econet Wireless, which is the country’s leading telecommunications company increased its headline tariffs effective from 1 November 2022.

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The company, however, said the cost of its promotional bundles remains unchanged for now.

Econet customers will now pay $41.77 per minute, to make a voice call, up from $25.95.

Data charges have gone up to $6.6 per MB, up from $4.1 per MB, while sending an SMS will not cost $8.59 per message, up from $5.33.

Econet spokesman, Fungai Mandiveyi, told NewsDay that the new price review will help it to invest in the network and improve the quality of service to its customers. Said Mandiveyi:

Our aim is obviously to offer our valued customers an unparalleled customer experience. To do so, the right balance between affordability and quality of service is key.

The level of investment we make in upgrading our network infrastructure will improve network quality which will directly impact our customer experience.

But owing to limited access to foreign currency, this has not always been the case – which is why we welcome the US dollar tariff uplift.

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