Telecel Hangs $70,000, For SMS Bonanza


Telecel, Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network, has launched a new promotion dubbed SMS Bonanza that will give subscribers a chance to win $70,000 worth of prizes over a three month period by participating in an SMS based question and answer competition. This is avariation of the very popular Go to Brazil promo which ended in August.

By Tongai Mwenje

To participate and stand a chance to win some of the cash prizes, subscribers simply senda blank SMS to 33566 and they will receive three questions via SMS after opting into thecompetition. Winning is based on chance and the more one plays the better their chances.

Subscribers can continue to request more questions to increase their chances of winning bysimply sending the word “more” to the same number.

Each question comes with two answers the correct response will earn 10 points whilean incorrect response will earn the subscriber 5 points. Each SMS will be charged at$0.25, which will be deducted from the main wallet.

Bonus airtime cannot be used for theThere will be four daily cash winners getting $50 each. Two weekly winners will get $500

each. $5000 will be won by two lucky subscribers each month. On top of all this, there willbe a lucky dip for $100 for seven subscribers. The grand prize is $10,000 which will be wonat the end of the competition.To unsubscribe or opt out of the promotion, subscribers can send the word ‘unsub’ to 33566.

Those who opt out in this way can register for the promotion again but will have to startaccumulating points again afresh. If subscribes do not opt out of the promotion their subscriptionwill be automatically renewed.The promo runs until 09 November 2014.

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