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Zimbabwe Online (ZOL) slashes tariffs

by Staff reporter
02 May 2012 at 05:01hrs | Views
Internet services provider Zimbabwe Online has slashed tariffs to levels being charged in the region. ZOL offers Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) spot where anyone with a Wi-Fi capable device such as a laptop, smartphone and PlayStation portables can connect to the ZOL spot network and the Internet at broadband speed. Mr Rory Evans of ZOL said the recent slashing of prices was aimed at promoting Internet usage in Zimbabwe.

"The service has effectively become one of the lowest priced Internet packages in the country.

"This will go a long way in benefiting small and medium enterprises and individuals to carry out effective electronic transactions," he said.

Mr Evans said price per megabyte on the scratch cards would vary depending on the amount of data bought.

The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information storage or transmission.

"Basically, the price reduces as the bundle gets bigger," said Mr Evans.

He said the new data bundle would see the price of a megabyte dropping drastically with the lowest, 100MB priced at US$5 (5 cents per MB) and the largest, 4G, costs US$100 (2,5 cents per MB).

In comparison, the lowest price per MB on the old pricing was 7,3 cents. ZOL has more than 85 Wi-Fi hotspots in Harare, Mutare and Bulawayo.

In January this year the company joined the Econet family after it was acquired by a subsidiary, Liquid Telecom.

Source - New Ziana