The famous Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini must have the strangest bucket list indeed. Recently he launched his own mobile network called Bayede which means “hail” in English.
SIM cards are only being distributed in Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) at the moment but despite that limitation, the network has national-wide coverage because it is actually a virtual mobile network that rides on the Cell-C infrastructure.
The goal, according to Jane Nkadimang, the co-founder, is to provide a cheaper and affordable alternative to South Africans. It’s pretty unique to see a king embracing modern tech and being proactive about it. Most traditional leaders tend to be very conservative with Luddite leanings.
So how cheap is the network? Below are its data prices according to Business Insider.
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