ECONET, Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network provider, has pledged to keep the prices of its newly-introduced prepaid simcards consistent and affordable.
The company, which is headquartered in South Africa, has just released more than 50 000 simcards, titled Buddie, to the Zimbabwean market.
“The simcards will be sold at Econet shops around the country and will continue to be sold in Econet shops across the country to ensure they are sold at consistent prices,” Econet corporate communications manager Mr Rangarirai Mberi told media.
He said the simcards were released as part of its celebration of Mothers Day this just-ended weekend.
The simcards sell at US$5 simcard, carry US$10 worth of talk-time and US$10 worth of SMS messages.
Econet has the biggest share of the Zimbabwe market where competitors are government-owned NetOne and Telecel.
The industry has over the years not been spared the country’s economic collapse.