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

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.

Fund 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

Social Media Bundles

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

Bundle$ZWLValidity Period
160MB$35.007 Days
350MB$65.007 Days

Data Bundles

Weekly data bundles
BundleCost ZWL $Validity
30 MB$6.507 days
65 MB$14.007 days 
160 MB$35.007 days
350 MB$65.007 days
750 MB$135.007 days
Monthly data bundles
BundleCost ZWL $Validity
220 MB$50.0030 days
600 MB$130.0030 days
960 MB$170.0030 days
1760 MB$270.0030 days
3600 MB$500.0030 days
4500 MB$600.0030 days

Night Data Bundle

These bundles are just normal data bundles except you can only use them between 11 PM and 5 AM

PriceData AllocationValidity (nights)
$35.001024MB1
$55.00 2048MB2