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Zim's Telecel slashes data rates


Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network service provider, Telecel, has slashed the cost of its data bundles.

Telecel marketing director, Obert Mandimika, said the reduction would be effective starting Monday.

Mandimika said the Telecel subscribers would be able to purchase data bundles of from 55 megabytes and upwards at a 50% discount, as part of a promotion aimed at moderate and high-level users.

When the promotion starts, the 55 megabyte bundle, which normally costs $5, will cost just $2,50.

Meanwhile, the 550 megabytes bundle that is normally $45 will cost $22,50. And for $42,50 it will be possible to buy 1 250 megabytes of data, which previously cost $85. The 3 000 megabytes bundle, which normally costs $150, will be priced at $75.

Mandimika said the promotion was intended to give subscribers more value for their money.

“We have become well known for providing our subscribers with value for money. We took the lead in slashing the price of SIM cards and mobile phone handsets in 2010 and followed this with a reduction in the cost of international calls to major international destinations," said Mandimika.

Telecel is the second largest mobile network firm after Econet with NetOne.


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