Due to Statutory Instrument 185 of 2020, tariffs for Telecel have been adjusted to allow dual pricing. Telecel has chosen to make their prices USD based and are now going to be implementing regular adjustments inline with the official exchange rate.

ServiceUSD $ZWL $ZWL $
Telecel to Telecel0.0594.254/min0.071/sec
Telecel to other networks0.0574.109/min0.068/sec
Data (MB)0.0120.836
SMS0.0151.091
USSD0.0151.091
Telecel tariffs July 28

Telecel Cross Network Bundles

PriceDurationValidity
$258 minutes24 Hours
$4518 Minutes48 Hours
$8035 Minutes3 Days
$16080 Minutes5 Days
  • These are voice bundles that can be used to make calls to other numbers e.g. you can use them to make calls to NetOne and Econet
  • This is cheaper than making calls using airtime for example
    • If you buy the $25 bundle it will cost you $3.125 to make a call as opposed to the normal over $4 tariff
    • With the $160 bundle, the price falls to just $2 ZWL/minute
  • The downside is that the bundles come with an expiration date after which they expire

Megaboost Bundles

PriceOn-NetOff-netSMSWhatsAppFacebookDataValidity
$50103030MB20MB15MB48hrs
$1001556060MB40MB30MB30 days
$2203010100100MB100MB100MB30 Days
$4306020200200MB200MB200MB30 Days
$83015040350400MB400MB400MB30 Days
  • These are similar to NetOne’s popular fusion bundles
  • They are hybrid bundles that come with both data, social media data as well as voice bundles

On data bundles

Zimbabwean operators typically offer data bundles that cover specific popular services such as WhatsApp in addition to traditional data bundles that allow you to connect to the entire internet. Telecel is no exception.

A note about 4G

While Telecel markets itself as a 4G network reality says otherwise. While we are not privy to how many 4G base stations they actually have the reality is that 99% of the time you will be connecting via 3G (HSPDA in some instances but still 3G). Expect typical speeds of around 2 Mbps as compared to NetOne and Telecel’s speeds which are around 50 Mbps. Depending on your use case that might not be a bad thing as it will mean your data will last longer. But it means you cannot easily use other services such as streaming and video chat which might stutter and fail.

Telecel Funda e-Learning Bundles

These bundles are meant for school/college students and are sold in batches usually through the institution. They are a novel feature of the coronavirus. They work like normal bundles and are often sold to people who are not students on the black market.

Bundle$ZWLData AllocationValidity PeriodFree Group Talk Minutes
Funda Lite$90.005GB30 days100
Funda Standard$170.0010GB30 days250
Funda Heavy$33020GB30 days500
Funda Heavy+$65040GB30 days1000

Telecel Social Media Bundles

All social media bundles are priced the same. You just select a bundle your choice by dialling *470#

Telecel WhatsApp Bundles

Price ZWL$DataValidity
$7.520MBDaily
$1540MBDaily
$2670MBWeekly
$55155MBWeekly
$85260MBMonthly
$150500MBMonthly

Telecel Facebook Bundles

Price ($)DataValidity
$7.520MBDaily
$1950MBDaily
$2570MBWeekly
$50160MBWeekly
$75260MBMonthly
$130500MBMonthly

Telecel Instagram Data Bundles

Price ($)DataValidity
$720MBDaily
$1550MBDaily
$2070MBWeekly
$35160MBWeekly
$55260MBMonthly
$85500MBMonthly

Telecel Data Bundles

ValidityPrice (ZWL $)Data
Daily$825MB
Daily$1550MB
Daily$29100MB
Daily$95350MB
Daily$140600MB
Daily$2101400MB
Weekly$1030MB
Weekly$2165MB
Weekly$52160MB
Weekly$100350MB
Weekly$175750MB
Monthly$100220MB
Monthly$200600MB
Monthly$285960MB
Monthly$3501760MB
Monthly$6503600MB
Monthly$7504500MB

Telecel Night Data Bundle

PriceData AllocationValidity (nights)
$601GB1
$100 2048MB2
  • These bundles are just normal data bundles except you can only use them between 11 PM and 5 AM

Telecel Home WiFi Data Bundles

Price (ZWL)DataValidity
$6005GBMonthly
$1 10010GBMonthly
$2 13020GBMonthly
$3 25050GBMonthly
$3 50075GBMonthly
  • These bundles are like Econet’s Private WiFi and NetOne’s OneFi bundles
  • There is however a big difference, not everyone can buy these bundles, you have to buy a Telecel CPE e.g. router
  • Once you have the CPE Telecel will activate your line to allow it to be able to use these bundles
  • Do not buy these bundles unless you have done the above otherwise your money will be lost