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Econet launches a Civil Servants Device credit Scheme

Econet has introduced a credit a 24 months credit scheme aimed at Civil Servants. Under the scheme Civil Servants can present an ID, payslip and proof of residence at an Econet Office and walk away with a smartphone. No deposit is required. To sweeten the deal the device comes with "free" WhatsApp for 24 months i.e the duration of the [...]

By |2018-03-31T08:55:51+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Deals, News, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Econet launches a Civil Servants Device credit Scheme

#Exclusive: Standard Chartered finally links with Ecocash

Although there are technically three mobile money operators in Zimbabwe: Ecocash, Onemoney and Telecash; the truth is quite obvious to everyone. Econet's Ecocash enjoys a near monopoly as it controls 98% of the mobile money market. As a result Ecocash has become an indispensable part of Zimbabwe's payment options. Standard Chartered Zimabwe finally joins Ecocash I have had a Standard [...]

By |2018-03-16T06:05:36+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Business, Finance, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on #Exclusive: Standard Chartered finally links with Ecocash

Econet disables the *151*# shortcut following hoax

During this week worrying news spread like wildfire through WhatsApp groups and Facebook. You could hack someone's Ecocash account simply by dialing *151*#. Doing this would allow you to access someone's Ecocash top menu without a pin. Ecocash top level menu This what you used to get when you dialed *151*#. It is the same menu you get [...]

By |2018-02-02T12:20:44+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Econet disables the *151*# shortcut following hoax

Over a million people download a fake Whastapp app

Recently a rogue unofficial version of WhatsApp was uploaded to Google Play store. Over a million people were fooled into downloading this app which was riddled with advertisements and had zero functionality. Google Play which constantly been criticized for allowing copy cat applications in its app store. Unlike Apple which has a lid on what goes on it is own [...]

By |2017-11-06T08:23:58+00:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Over a million people download a fake Whastapp app

Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

I like most Zimbabweans have been using Android phone for years. The problem with smartphones unlike the Nokia feature phones of yore is that almost every app uses data. You have the usual suspects like Whatsapp, Facebook and Messenger plus the most surprising of candidates such as the contacts app. Back when I had my first phone the problem was [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:40+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

Kwese launches online store

Yesterday afternoon Kwese officially launched their online store for Zimbabwe. The store allows you to purchase a decoder installation kit and have it delivered to your home. You can also pay your monthly subscription online. Buying a decoder from the comfort of your home To be honest one of the reasons why I have not yet tried Kwese myself is [...]

By |2017-10-13T07:29:35+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kwese launches online store

Kwese versus DSTV Compact vs DSTV Compact South Africa

Now that the Zimbabwean High Court has granted Kwese the right to broadcast depiste the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) who continue to act like little children. Time to review the service against the competition The competition Kwese is coming into a crowded field: there is ZBC, DSTV and OpenviewHD. OpenviewHD is free but it is as illegal as text and drive [...]

By |2017-10-03T07:04:58+00:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Business, Sports, Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kwese versus DSTV Compact vs DSTV Compact South Africa

BAZ goes to the Supreme Court

Last week the High Court of Zimbabwe granted Dr Dish's application to have the cancellation of its broadcasting licence reversed. The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe is appealing this decision at the Supreme Court. The legal freight train The launch of Kwese in Zimbabwe has become the legal roller coaster we predicted. Getting a broadcast licence is not easy if you [...]

By |2017-09-14T10:14:31+00:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BAZ goes to the Supreme Court

SADC Ministers want roaming charges scrapped

Most small business owners (cross border traders mostly) and individuals who have traveled across the SADC region have come face to face with exorbitant roaming fees that are charged by the operators. Several SADC ministers want this to change. Although revolutionary technologies such as Whatsapp have led to the significant reduction of communication costs while travelling there are still times when [...]

By |2017-09-07T10:46:07+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on SADC Ministers want roaming charges scrapped

Econet’s EVAP project is neither generous nor empowering

On Tuesday Econet Group launched the  Elevate Virtual Agent Programme (EVAP) that will see youths between the ages of 16 and 34 earning up to $600/month as freelancing call agents. The catch is it will cost you- a lot. It has become trite to sing about the unemployment rate in Zimbabwe. Most people however have taken the opportunity to become [...]

By |2017-09-06T08:35:03+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Econet’s EVAP project is neither generous nor empowering