Subscribers to pay RTGS$2.28 per minute?: Econet Wireless APOLOGISES

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has clarified on its new voice tariffs saying that there was a typographical error in the communication that it sent out initially.

The mobile network operator had put a figure of RTGS $0.038 per second which translated to a whopping RTGS $2.28 for every minute making it very pricey indeed. However, it has since come out and clarified saying that zero was left out by accident and that the figure should, in fact, have been RTGS $0.0038 per minute. This translates to RTGS $0.228 (22.8 RTGS Cents).

‘We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Econet.

This takes the tariff to within range of the one announced by competitor Telecel later on Thursday.

Telecel Zimbabwe announced that it will increase tariffs for voice calls, SMS as well as data, effective 1 April 2019.

According to the new tariffs, on-net calls will now cost 0.0037 per second while. The billing per minute will be 0.22 (22 cents) for users who opt to be billed per minute.

Data will now cost 0.07 (7 cents) per MegaByte, while SMSes will also cost 0.07 (7 cents) per SMS.

Telecel also revealed that bundles will be adjusted according to the new tariffs.

The new tariffs announced by Telecel are denominated in RTGS Dollars.


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