Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, one of the biggest telecommunications companies in Zimbabwe, has hiked the voice and data bundle rates by 20 per cent, TechEconomy.ng can report.
The new rates took effect on 19th of May 2022.
Below are the old and new tariffs respectively, according to this report are:
Pindula News had earlier reported the plan by Econet to increase its tariff after issuing statements to the customers.
Please note, we will review our Voice, Data & SMS bundle prices effective, Thursday 19 May, 2022.
To access Voice & Data bundles dial *143#
To access SMS bundles dial *140#
Visit www.econet.co.zw/services/bundles for more information.
*All other prices remain unchanged.
In Nigeria, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have also asked the industry regulator – the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) – to approve a 40 per cent increase in the cost of calls, SMS and data.
The operators under the umbrella – The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) – said the telecommunication companies based their request for 40 per cent hike on tariffs for data and calls on the rising operational costs in the country.
ALTON in a letter to the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), titled ‘Impact of the Economic and Security Issues on the Telecommunications Sector,’ said the decision to hike charges was based on an increase in energy costs, which has raised their operating expenses by 35 per cent.
Their proposal means the price cap on phone calls will increase from N6.4 to N8.95, while SMS costs will also increase from N4 to N5.61 (READ MORE HERE).