By Shingirai Vambe
Business owners are motivated by multiple factors, some have always included brick-and-mortar outposts as part of their strategy, adopting what is known as an Omni-channel approach, which provides seamless shopping experience across desktop, mobile and physical platforms.
Due to market force, the story in Zimbabwe, just like any other country in the world, there is no difference except for the digital gap that was largely seen during the covid-19 period that led to new digital way of operating at the comfort of your home.
With the growing number of mobile users in the years, more sophisticated network coverage, 5G is required for fast and easy access including connectivity for online programs as well as educational lessons.
Zimbabwe is amongst the countries that celebrated the Telecommunications and Information Society day last week, and players in the sector reveled motivated innovative structures in their operations towards closure of the digital gap between the urban and rural setup.
Zimbabwe still has a number of areas that require connectivity and installation of base stations. Some areas due to geographical setups have failed to access both television and telephone network.
The Government of Zimbabwe is seized with this backlog that has contributed to lagging behind of some communities to issues happening across the country as well as current affairs on developments happening globally.
However the Postal and telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) together with the ministry of Information Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services have established information centres across the country to at least create access to the digital economy and service to marginalized areas.
This being said, Telecel Zimbabwe, one of the oldest operator in Zimbabwe has come up with a lucrative package for already and new customers to enjoy services on offer at an affordable rate.
Telecel Zimbabwe communications manager, Farai Katiza told Post On Sunday that Telecel has introduced the USD promotion bundle for the convenience of their customers.
“The USD bundle will be for data, voice as well as messages. These are available to the Telecel prepaid subscribers as well as Telecel red and Telecel business customers,” said Katiza.
Telecel Marketing Director, Christopher Rubatika added and said the bundles are available on *480# and they come in different denominations that suit each and every pocket.
The 1 US dollar daily data bundle has 1024mb valid for 24hrs with various other packages in voice and message bundles.
This approach is in response to the market forces, reduced cost of data and voice bundle to allow those in marginalized places access to communication depending on their sources of income, thus the available package by Telecel gives opportunities to almost every citizen in he country.
Telecel Zimbabwe CEO Angeline Vere said introduction of the USD bundle is a way of cushioning their valued customers against inflation, “as is the norm the bundles are affordable and varied offering a choice to all segments of our customer base,” she said.
The theme for this year’s commemoration was “Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Health Ageing” and the Minister Jenfan Muswere said no one and no place should be left behind.