Telone has slashed voice calls by more than 80% seeing on net calls going down to one cent per minute from five cents and mobile calls down to four cents from 16 cents. This reduction has come about through the recently launched pre paid voice bundles promotion which is running up to the end of November with and extention posibility
The prepaid bundles have been put in place to benefit it residential clients migrating to prepaid voice across the country where 65 exchanges are already offering this service. the massive bundles are set to revive the TelOne voice service for residential segment and are expected to rapidly increase the prepaid voice uptake.
Pre-paid voice by TelOne means that clients on the platform now have to recharge their phones using vouchers before they can make phone calls. recharging is done through interactive voice response facility by dialing 216 and following the voice prompts in three steps
TelOne prepaid voice is a product of the on-going network modernization under the National Broadband project under the ChinaExim $98 million facility. the project has also seen the network upgrade and establishment of of a new backbone fibre link with south Africa through Beightbridge.
This link which has already been completed is expected to reduce bandwidth landing costs by 40% thereby strengthening TelOne lead as the most effective communication service provider in Zimbabwe
Other value added service that have already started to benefit TelOne clients include the functionality where home broadband credentials can now be used to connect to the internet at any TelOne Wi-Fi site across the country giving clients the much desired flexibility