ZOL Zimbabwe launched a number of products last night in Harare and among them was one dubbed the Night Owl which gives customers more data upon topping up a small amount of money to current packages to enjoy faster speeds during the night.
The launch was graced by ICT, Postal and Courier Services minister Supa Mandiwanzira, and his Permanent Secretary Eng Sam Kundishora, Harare Mayor Counsellor Benard Manyenyeni, ZIFA and Cosafa President Philip Chiyangwa alongside other captains of industry.
Speaking at the launch of the product last night, ZOL managing director Denny Marandure said not only does the product come with a top up starting at $6, the data cap will also be increased.
“Here is how it works, you add $6 to your package you get 50GB. Its from 11 to 6am. So now you can wake up at 10pm and go to sleep at 6am. This one $39 on Night Owl, add $8, 70GB.
“So if you are streaming movies 11pm to 6am best time. Some of you might have to change your work schedule,” he said.
Minister Mandiwanzira said all Internet Service Providers such as ZOL and TelOne must work together to help Zimbabwe achieve its SADC goal of ensuring that 80 percent of Zimbabweans will have access to broadband by 2020.
He also noted that Zimbabwe is the only country served by indigenous operators in the Telecommunications industry.
ZOL also introduced a parental control feature that gives parents power to regulate what their children can access or watch at home.
The Internet service provider also launched a content injection feature to give pop-up alerts to clients regarding their account status, balances, network and other notifications and an online education platform, called Extra Marks that will enhance the learning experience of students.