NetOne has introduced data bundles but you can’t as yet buy them easily using USSD. You buy a physical recharge card and enter *133*RECHARGE_NUMBER#RECIPIENT_NUMBER# and you are good to go!
However what caught my eye was the huge difference NETONE has over Econet data bundles if you are used to buying small denominations for your data bundles!
Look at the rates below:
NetOne $3 — You get 70MB data
NetOne $5 — You get 125 MB data
NetOne $10 — You get 285 MB data
For Econet here is what you get
Econet $3 — You get 30MB data
Econet $5 — You get 80 MB data
Econet $10 — You get 200MB data
However, as you reach higher denominations Econet is actually cheaper than NetOne
NetOne $50 — You get a measly 2000MB/ 2Gig data
Econet $50 — You get a slightly beefed up 2500MB/ 2.5 Gig data
So if you are the majority, Netone may offer an advantage. Most of my friends do not buy $10 data.
However, big data users may find that Econet is far better and cheaper. This pricing model will continue to see people with multiple SIM cards so as to take advantage of the competition