Econet, it’s not an eating challenge


I walked into a fast food joint and was delighted to find out that a coke, three piece chicken and large chips were going for $1.

To my delight I forked out the dollar and got my order. The receipt was clearly written the Terms & Conditions.

I was to finish the food within 5 minutes.

I started chowing the food but heck who finishes all this food within 2 minutes?

As the clock ticked and hit 2 minutes, the cashier glided to my table and yanked off all the food in my plate…

Well the above story is not true and we would all refuse to buy food in such a shop.

However we accept broadband deals or bundles with ridiculous expiry periods.

Take the $1 daily bundle from Econet that gives you 250mb and expires after 24 hours.

Not everyone uses it all up in one day. So why should the unused megabytes be thrown away?

There should be reasonable expiry periods to these promo bundles.
The weird thing is the moment you buy a daily bundle you are planning on using the data right?

You will eventually use all the data in due course. Such promos should be banned or they should be made to offer reasonable terms and conditions.

Econet and all can’t hide behind the ‘its a promo’ mantra to offer deals that are massively tilted in their favour.


Get the hell off my phone! (Not you Econet)

I was shocked when I installed Opera Max an app that helps you save data by compressing the data before it reaches your phone.

My most shocking discoveries where that WhatsApp gobbled up a massive 79Mb in the background and allocated a mere 30Mb of data to the foreground.

Facebook was the next culprit. It sucked in a whooping 50Mb in the background and only 7mb in the foreground!

Apps I had never opened like VivaVideo also consumed data in the background.

What are all these apps using the background data for? You wonder considering that they are allocating more data to the background than foreground?

Most people have accused Econet of stealing their much beloved data bundles but at times its the very apps that we have that are stealing our data.

Opera Max has a fine grained approach to data management. You can block apps from accessing background data or block the apps from accessing any data at all…

This is a nifty feature considering most Android phones do not have a fine grained approach to controlling how your apps are consuming data.

However, one downside about Opera Max is that you have to remember to Connect it again each time you switch your phone off and on.

By chiefwriter Posted in General