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Outrage over mobile data tariffs hike - DailyNews

Outrage over mobile data tariffs hikeDailyNewsHARARE - Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has come under fire for hiking mobile data tariffs by over 100 percent, making access to Internet and social media unaffordable for most citizens. Stakeholders described the move as “digital terrorism” and called ...and more »

Zimbabwe government under fire for painful data price hikes - MyBroadband;

Zimbabwe government under fire for painful data price hikes - MyBroadband

MyBroadbandZimbabwe government under fire for painful data price hikesMyBroadbandZimbabwean telecommunications operators have had enough of ridicule and complaints from subscribers venting their frustrations on social media over new steep mobile data prices. And, subsequently, the companies have asked Zimbabwe's government for ...and more »

Internet Cost Increase: MASIYIWA CONTRADICTS - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News;

Internet Cost Increase: MASIYIWA CONTRADICTS - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsInternet Cost Increase: MASIYIWA CONTRADICTSZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsDuncan Banda | Econet boss and founder Strive Masiyiwa has contradicted his own company on mobile data tariff increases. Masiyiwa claimed he was against floor prices introduced by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) infested Potraz. He even ...and more »

Econet issues a statement on higher data prices – “We feel your pain” - Technology Zimbabwe;

Econet issues a statement on higher data prices – “We feel your pain” - Technology Zimbabwe

Technology ZimbabweEconet issues a statement on higher data prices – “We feel your pain”Technology ZimbabweIn a press release signed by CEO Douglas Mboweni, Econet says it is taking people's feedback on the issue seriously and it will continue engaging with the regulator on the issue. There was a huge outcry from subscribers who are now faced with higher ...and more »

How far will $7 take you on Econet, Netone and Telecel. - Technology Zimbabwe;

How far will $7 take you on Econet, Netone and Telecel. - Technology Zimbabwe

Technology ZimbabweHow far will $7 take you on Econet, Netone and Telecel.Technology ZimbabweIf you are wondering how you might work out a budget for staying online as much as you did about a week ago then look no further. Allow us to give you a rough outline. So for arguments sake we will use an average that we got from Econet Wireless ...and more »

Zimbabwe hikes data, voice tariffs - eNCA;

Zimbabwe hikes data, voice tariffs - eNCA

eNCAZimbabwe hikes data, voice tariffseNCAFile: Zimbabwe has hiked data and voice tariffs. Photo: Will Boase/Bloomberg via Getty Images. HARARE – Zimbabwe's mobile network firms have hiked data tariffs in response to a tariff increase by the country's telecoms regulator, the Postal and ...and more »

Telecel subscribers enjoy cheaper internet access as operator maintains old tariffs - Technology Zimbabwe;

Telecel subscribers enjoy cheaper internet access as operator maintains old tariffs - Technology Zimbabwe

Technology ZimbabweTelecel subscribers enjoy cheaper internet access as operator maintains old tariffsTechnology ZimbabweTelecel subscribers are currently enjoying cheaper access to the internet than subscribers on Econet after Telecel maintained its data tariffs in spite of a POTRAZ directive to set new floor prices. For $1, Telecel subscribers get 150 MB while $2 ...and more »

Uproar over data tariff rise - NewsDay;

Uproar over data tariff rise - NewsDay

NewsDayUproar over data tariff riseNewsDayPRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's government has, in one sweeping move, all, but sounded the death knell for Zimbabwe's flourishing social media use, following a decision to hike mobile data tariffs by over 2 500%. By PAIDAMOYO MUZULU. The move has ...and more »

Econet hikes data charges after potraz nod - New Zimbabwe.com;

Econet hikes data charges after potraz nod - New Zimbabwe.com

New Zimbabwe.comEconet hikes data charges after potraz nodNew Zimbabwe.comZIMBABWE's mobile network operator Econet Wireless has increased its data charges in line with the floor prices set by the regulator. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) set the floor price for data at 2 cents per megabyte (MB) ...and more »

Potraz defends tariff hike, as Econet takes the lead - The Herald;

Potraz defends tariff hike, as Econet takes the lead - The Herald

The HeraldPotraz defends tariff hike, as Econet takes the leadThe HeraldThe Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has justified the new minimum charges for voice, data and bundled services as critical to halt down a spiral in revenues of the telecomms sector due to the negative impact of grossly discounted ...and more »

NetOne approches Potraz over tariffs - Chronicle;

NetOne approches Potraz over tariffs - Chronicle

ChronicleNetOne approches Potraz over tariffsChronicleGOVERNMENT-owned mobile operator, NetOne, has approached the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) seeking a downward review of its latest tariffs. There are fears that the new mandatory tariffs could affect the ...and more »

Mobile operators trigger backlash - Chronicle

Mobile operators trigger backlashChronicleMOBILE network operators (MNOs) yesterday triggered a backlash when they announced a sharp increase in voice call and data service charges with immediate effect. The mobile service providers have also scrapped the daily, weekly and monthly ...and more »

Record data bundle price hike riles artistes - Chronicle;

Record data bundle price hike riles artistes - Chronicle

ChronicleRecord data bundle price hike riles artistesChronicleLOCAL artistes yesterday joined the rest of Zimbabwe in condemning the 2 500 percent data bundle price increase effected by mobile phone operators saying it was pushing them out of business. Last week, the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory ...and more »

Zimbabwe data ruling could be an attempt to clamp down on social media, quell dissent - Mail & Guardian Africa;

Zimbabwe data ruling could be an attempt to clamp down on social media, quell dissent - Mail & Guardian Africa

Mail & Guardian AfricaZimbabwe data ruling could be an attempt to clamp down on social media, quell dissentMail & Guardian AfricaIn 2016 Zimbabweans ​used social media to air their grievances, criticise and eventually mobilise citizens to demonstrate against government. Zimbawe's new floor prices for data services could be an attempt to boost state coffers, or government's way ...and more »

New steep mobile data tariffs come into effect - NewsDay;

New steep mobile data tariffs come into effect - NewsDay

NewsDayNew steep mobile data tariffs come into effectNewsDayThe floor prices for voice and mobile data bundles proposed by Zimbabwean telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, which have been the subject of a lot of debate this past week have now been put into effect. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country's largest mobile ...and more »

Potraz defends data, voice call service charges increase - Chronicle;

Potraz defends data, voice call service charges increase - Chronicle

ChroniclePotraz defends data, voice call service charges increaseChronicleTHE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has defended its decision to increase data and voice call service charges despite fierce criticism from consumers. The regulator has set new minimum floor prices at 12 cents on ...and more »

Zimbabweans slam new voice, data floor prices - Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)

Zimbabweans slam new voice, data floor pricesBulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)Consumers say the new voice and data floor prices are unjustifiably high and against the current drive by government to reduce the cost of doing business in the country. This comes as mobile operators have begun effecting the new voice and data floor ...and more »

#Datamustfall trending on Zimbabwean Twitter, and how to join its online petition - Technology Zimbabwe;

#Datamustfall trending on Zimbabwean Twitter, and how to join its online petition - Technology Zimbabwe

Technology Zimbabwe#Datamustfall trending on Zimbabwean Twitter, and how to join its online petitionTechnology Zimbabwe#Datamustfall is the top trending conversation on Zimbabwean Twitter today after Twimbos spent the day expressing their discontent with Econet's new data tariffs. The #Datamustfall tagline was first used in South Africa and Techzim had previously ...and more »

'Econet out in full force sodomising it's customers' - Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog);

'Econet out in full force sodomising it's customers' - Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)

Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)'Econet out in full force sodomising it's customers'Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)Econet out in full force sodomising it's customers. They just unveiled new steep mobile data tariffs as POTRAZ's floor prices come into effect. This is very un-interllectual and personally think it has another agenda altogether. You have no business ...and more »

Zimbabwe accused of stifling social media - TechCentral

Zimbabwe accused of stifling social mediaTechCentralRobert Mugabe's government has been accused of using new regulated floor prices for telecommunications services as a way of making it unaffordable for Zimbabweans to use social media. Added by Staff Reporter on 11 January 2017. Saved under News ...and more »