NetOne Introduces Data Bundles For University Students



Local telecommunications giant, NetOne Cellular has introduced a data package, which is exclusively available to University students.

The latest offering came at a time the NetOne team is aggressively marketing its products and services as it aims to broaden its market share.

The new weekly data bundle announced via an SMS to its clients will see University students enjoying 5GB of weekly data for only ZWL$1000.

“Are you a University Student? Enjoy 5GB of weekly data for only ZWL$1000 with Dzidzo e-learning Platform. Talk to us on our Social Media platforms today!”,NetOne announced via an SMS.

Meanwhile, the state owned enterprise has for the past few weeks been launching exciting products and services to carter for its clients in the highly digital world.

NetOne has launched two products in the past three weeks, that is, online gaming and OneMoney Remit.

Speaking during a media briefing, NetOne Board vice chairman Engineer Gibson Jumbi said the launch of OneGaming was of strategic importance as it dovetails with the mandate of the ministry of ICT Postal and Courier Services, to connect the unconnected and to improve access to ICTs.

“Our objective is trio provide NetOne subscribers with a gaming platform that gives them an option to select and play highly engaging Android and HTML5 games,” he said.

“The games can be played on any mobile device and compatibility across browsers and platforms be it Android or iOS or other WAP browsers. The mobile gaming market is the largest subsection of the mobile industry with 73% of all adults worldwide playing mobile games. In 2020 the market generated US$75 billion revenue which equates to 51 % of the worldwide revenue for digital gaming,” Jumbi added.

OneMoney Remit product, is an innovative, flexible and reliable mobile-based solution that allows clients to deposit US-dollar cash into their wallets and send it to anyone in Zimbabwe.

The product was introduced on the back of growing demand for digital financial solutions, which has seen customers in some remote parts of the country raising concern over lack of access to domestic remittance services.

With no service that currently allows them to have US$ in their mobile wallet, NetOne said its clients have been exposed to high charges, which are beyond reach of the ordinary when sending money.

There is also a challenge of exposure to loss of hard-earned currency and fraud.

Speaking at the launch, NetOne chief executive officer, Mr Raphael Mushanawani said apart from being able to deposit forex in their wallet accounts, clients can send, receive and collect remittances across 40 locations in the country.

The digital platform is also a safe store for value and facilitates wider, timely and efficient service, he said.

The service is provided at a charge of three percent of the value being sent, levied upon sending only with no cost on receiving and collecting.

“Indeed, it is a momentous day in the journey of NetOne, a day that defines NetOne’s commitment to innovation and consistent development of cutting-edge products and services, that are not only convenient for our customers but are also designed uniquely and specifically for our environment,” said NetOne board chair, Ms Susan Mtangadura, in her launch speech.

Kudzai Madziva

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