Mobile network operators in the country have been hiking call tariffs to meet operational costs and align with the official exchange rate.
Subscribers of particular mobile network amongst the 3 are bracing up for more charges , as they are now paying as much as USD8 cents per minute.
MNOs have been increasing tariffs as per regulatory measures by the Postal Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe ( POTRAZ) giving them a node.
Netone and Econet recently announced an increase in tariffs.
Netone customers will now be paying as much as USD8 cents per minute whilst its ZWL$6.33 in local currency.
The mobile network notified customers of the review on 6 September 2020.
This followed the tariff adjustment by Econet last week.
Econet announced the review in a statement, “ Dear Customer,Please note of the following tariffs as per regulatory approval, effective Monday 7, September 2020.”
For Econet subscribers voice calls now cost as much as ZWL$0.1070 per second.
Recently the network service providers increased data charges as has been the case over the past months.
MNO operators have been on a spree to increase tariffs to meet the rising costs , perpetuated by the current rising inflation , erosion of the local currency.
|Call Charge (Inc Tax)||ZWL$/minute||US$/minute|
|NetOne to NetOne||6.33||0.08|
|NetOne to Other (local)||6.11||0.07|
|Regional Calls Fixed||17.25||0.21|
|Regional Calls Mobile||23.55||0.28|
|Netone to UK Mobile||23.55||0.28|
|Group 1 Fixed||29.85||0.36|
|Group 1 Mobile||36.15||0.43|
|Group 2 Fixed||42.45||0.51|
|Group 2 Mobile||48.75||0.58|
|Group 3 Fixed||55.05||0.66|
|Group 3 Mobile||61.35||0.74|
|Data per MB||1.25||0.01|