Just like Zimbabwe’s other two network operators, NetOne has its own WhatsApp bundles. Unbeknownst to us, and probably a lot of other Zimbabweans out there, NetOne’s WhatsApp bundles have a pretty unique and useful feature. They allow you to make calls.
NetOne’s current WhatsApp Bundle Prices
Last month NetOne reviewed their social media bundles, which include WhatsApp and they are now as shown below:
The ability to make calls is a pretty useful feature
Most WhatsApp bundles allow you to send text and media only. If you try to call another person the other phone rings but when the call is answered no connection is made. The call is stuck on connecting. This is because these mobile network operators are actually blocking calls.
Why do they do this? Well, they consider WhatsApp to be a threat to their traditional revenue model and they would rather you buy airtime and make calls the traditional way which usually means more money in their pockets.