By Wilson Mtetwa
Netone has announced an “amazing” 48 hrs Free talk time during the weekend, an offer applicable prior to topping up with $5 any day of the week .
This is a very smart way to reward subscribers who would have topped up with high denominations during the week , as a special weekend thank you for 48 hrs and increase average turnover.
Their weekend mahala promotion however comes on top of their dollar per day promotion, which may heavily discourage the bulky $5 promotion which seems to be only heavily leaned towards weekend free talk time but no weekdays advantages.
Why would someone on Netone already dump their day per dollar promotion which gives unlimited talk daily per every dollar (in intra calls ofcourse) for the $5 promotion , well that would rather be amazing.
Ofcourse for someone depending on the dollar per day, ultimately he/she would be asked to pay $7 per week to enjoy the same promotion that’s if there is real need depending on one`s contact list with Netone to Netone calls this may be outrageous.
By using the $5 option, well its an obvious $2 discount every week but this promotion will diluted by the dollar since most people will find the dollar top up much more cheaper, but I guess it’s a game of contacts altogether where this makes sense for those with higher connections inside the network.
For most people who are using al the three GSM mobile networks, the promotion may not be as exciting as it is to those locked inside the network while the its generally a cool initiative for intra network