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Buddie has extended its window “periods” (Dont get alarmed, its not the other periods though) on its Buddie Product.

 

As you can see from the above image, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has decided that its now worth while to give you the following Window Periods:

For $1 to $20 you used to get a minimum of 15 days, but now you get an amazing 120 days irregardless of the denomination you top up with.

And if you top up with $50 you get a whole 150 days which is almost half a year. It seems Econet is competing on every point imaginable.

We hope this helps you a lot in these days where having multiple sim cards is all the rage.

If one Network drops prices, you shelf Buddie knowing that for the next 3 months your $1 will keep your line active!

For $2

NetOne drops price of dongle.

In news that won’t make most of us happy, Netone has reduced prices of its internet dongle.

Well if you have a laptop or computer then you might consider this offer but with internet dongles from Econet and Telecel going for $30 and $28 I think there is really no news for a netone dongle going for $35.

Besides, we are all jigging up and down on our feet waiting for the 4G Econet dongle that has break neck speeds.

Well you can trot over to netone and sample the dongle

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to be made of metal

We know that you are still mesmerized by the amazing Galaxy S4 features but that won’t stop us from looking for Samsung Galaxy S5 features.

This phone is a long way from being a reality (2014) but we have heard it will spot a body built with magnesium alloy.

This aluminum magnesium body is Samsungs attempt to take on Iphone on every front

Most people complained that Samsung had a cheap “plasticky body” and it seems Samsung has cancelled that as a bad point about Samsung.

However, I feel that the Samsung Galaxy TouchWiz User Interface is a bit stale and boring.

However, the phone will spot some OIS (Optical mage Stabilisation) which makes your photos great again.

However, away with yet to come phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note III is upon us within a week. What is of interest to us is that there is a Samsung Galaxy Note III built for emerging markets.

This Galaxy Note will spot an LCD screen instead of the super sweet AMOLED and it will have an 8 mega pixel camera instead of 13 mega pixel shooter.

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Telecel disconnects unregistered SIM cards.

I recieved an sms from Telecel informing me that if my sim card is unregistered by the 31 of August, I risk being disconnected.

In the run up to elections, the government issued a directive to MNO to block all unregistered sim cards.

Apparently, many rude and un wanted calls where being placed to government officials at the instigation of Baba Jukwa.

This saw some silly individuals getting arrested because they used registered sim cards.

This is also a good move though since I saw people getting conned especially those looking for accommodation. Upon sending the cash to the would be landlord, they disappeared without trace. Going to Telecel or Econet, you are told the sim was unregistered.

What surprised me though is that I registered my sim card and now an being told to register again.

So to check if your sim is registered dial 150.

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Why you need to get a MasterCard or Visa Card

Getting a Mastercard or Visa Card is not that tough at all. In fact, it takes just about $10 and a mere ten minutes to process the whole deal.

I got my Mastercard from FBC and it took me ten minutes. However, its not just FBC that issues Mastercard debit cards.

BancABC, Metropolitan and Barclays all issue these prepaid cards.

To get serious oomph from your smartphone, you need to purchase some apps to super charge your phone.

Besides, most apps cost a mere $0.99. There are some serious apps (besides whatsapp) which you can use.

Besides, once you get a knack for online shopping, you may start buying more services and goods online besides apps.

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Buy Buddie airtime at TM Super Market and get more value for your money

TM Super Market in conjuction with Econet are giving more value for your money if you purchase Buddie airtime.

If you buy $1 Buddie airtime you get 10 free SMS and a whooping 3 MB of data.

To all people who just check Whatsapp, check facebook and a few news website 3MB is more than enough.

The higher denominations you buy, the bigger the benefits.

The $1 airtime benefits expire after a full 5 days.

Save cash and trot over at TM Stores and get more with Buddie

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Is Econet defiant?

It seems calls are still discounted for Econet to Econet and Econet to other networks.

Well POTRAZ gave a stern warning to Econet to revert to old pricing by Friday last week and it seems the threat has fallen on deaf ears.

Either Econet can afford to pay the fine or their lawyers have found a loophole in the POTRAZ directive they are waiting to have the last laugh.

Well, we hope we still continue to have lower prices as we want lower prices

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How to send money from other countries to Zimbabwe

With 4 million Zimbabweans in the diaspora, sending money home to your family and loved ones has to be done sooner ot later.

How then can you send money home?

Well I will show you two methods.

1. Mukuru

You can visit http://www.mukuru.com and start seeing how you can send money. This is UK based company that has its roots in Zimbabwe. These guys also have a an app that you can download which allows you to send money and chat as well.

You can download the app here http://www.app.mukuru.com

You or the people you send money to can collect the cash from CABS Banks and other affiliate banks.

2. OK Zimbabwe

The grocery giant also has a feature that allows people from South Africa to send money back home.

However, this option is viable if you are sending large amounts of cash to send money to Zimbabwe.

You will pay R45 to send between R100 and R1000 and then pay a mere R70 to send in more than R1000

You see now, ypu dont need cross border traders to cross with your money hidden in bags and pockets.

With OK Stores there are lots of OK Stores in Zimbabwe were you can collect the cash from.

I hope this short article was of help to you

Who is POTRAZ really protecting?

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POTRAZ stunned many when it swiftly reacted to the Econet Promo by ordering Econet to revert to old prices by Friday the 23rd of August or face heavy fines.

This comes strange considering that POTRAZ was comatose when Econet blocked Telecel. In fact, Telecel breached country laws and operated without a licence and POTRAZ was all mum on this one.

So who is POTRAZ really protecting? The anser is easy to find. Who stands to lose the most in this price wars? Not the consumers, not Telecel, not Econet but NetOne!

Yes it seems NetOne was to lose the most as it is the one that still had high cross network charges and they would have lost big time. In fact, when Econet blocked NetOne due to some interconnection debt, we saw a swift reaction from government and noise coming fromPOTRAZ!

It seems this swift reaction by POTRAZ is not in our interests but in the interests of just a few companies  like NetOne.

I am dead sure if Econet had blocked NetOne the second time again, they may even have been threatened with seazure of their licence.

Here is why we love Econet!

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Econet Wireless

Econet of lately has been in the headlines for wrong and right reasons! However despite what most people say Econet is actually a source of news for us and the newspapres alike.

Below I think are the reasons why Econet is number

Innovative

Yes, Econet is very Innovative. If it is not innovating, it takes a an idea from say Telecel and perfect it. Look at Teletunes! Buddie beats is now more popular than Teletunes! Look at Skwama! EcoCash Beats that good. Even if Econet copied this from the Kenyan M-Pesa we wouldnt be enjoying the benefits of susc a unique service.

A First Company

Well, Econet introduces some things first. Econet introduced 3G well before the rest! Now wham, we have 4G/LTE at our door steps!

We used to top up phones using some complex procedures with NetOne in the hey days and Econet introduced the easy USSD method. Just scratch your card and dial some code and your phone is toped up. Its easy and looks simple but if you remember how we used to do it NetOne days you will appreciate this.

Philanthropic

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Econet gives to the poor yes! Yes Econet may not be that giving when it comes to promos but well it gives to the poor. Look at Capernaum Trust, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Scholarships! Thousands of people have benefited from those schemes.

Real Fast Service

I use Econet a lot when I realy want to browse the internet fast. We don’t need even any auditor or speed test to confir this. If you want to type a long doument, donwnload pictures and attach them without having to wait for ages, then Econet is the go to service. That is why we love it.

Contributing to the Economy

Well it is not a secret that Econet and Delta are contributing more to the government than all companies. In fact these two behemoths are contributing more than the diamond revenue.

If Econet was dirt cheap, I doubt we would have all tho9se income in gvt at thus current scale. Econet through Liquid Telecom is having the largest fibre Netowrk in Africa and through its ZOL offering Zimbabwe may work up to find real fast fibre broadband right at their door steps.

Good At Marketing

Everywhere you go, there are two prominent banners that you see. Econet and Coca Cola. Econet is giving thousands of down stream advertising companies cash and creating employment by engaging in massive advertising campaigns.

Look at the green kiosks? Thousands employed.

New Products

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Who knew that the Econet 21Mbps dongle from Ecionet gives faster internet connection? Well, it does! And its a product of Econet. Look at Solar lamps, you canb charge huge Android devices with the lamp. Talk about real new market first products.

Now we hear there will soon be LTE moderms for even faster internet connection.

 

Well those are the reasons I think Econet should be loved by all, despite all the negatives it has. It sure touches the lives of Zimbabweans in one way or the other. In one way, you have used an Econet product or service, I know you have!