When we heard that POTRAZ and mobile network operators had reached an agreement where tariffs would go back to the old 6 cents per minute and adjusted using the official exchange rate, we scoffed. Zimbabweans simply don’t earn what they used to earn back in 2017 when civil servants earned about US$400. They earn less than a quarter of that and factor in Covid-19 and tariffs of more than $4 ZWL become a bridge too far.

Econet are keenly aware of this fact it seems. They have now introduced their very affordable bundles of joy which allows subscribers to buy voice bundles at very subsided rates in order to make on net calls. To access these bundles:

  • Dial *143#
  • From the USSD menu select option 5
  • Choose the preferred bundle of your choice