Econet launches Wifi in kombis

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched a new product, Wifi in Kombis, which is set to revolutionise urban public transport and bring real convenience to hundreds of thousands for commuters that use kombis.

BY BUSINESS REPORTER

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe chief operating officer Fayaz King with other employees at the launch of Econet Wifi  in Kombis in Harare yesterday
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe chief operating officer Fayaz King with other employees at the launch of Econet Wifi in Kombis in Harare yesterday

Kombis are one of the leading modes of public transport for most Zimbabweans commuting from one point to another.

Speaking at the launch ceremony held yesterday at the company’s head office in Msasa, Harare, Econet chief operating officer Fayaz King said he was excited to unveil the new product, which would complement the company’s popular Data Double Up offering.

“I am excited and happy for our customers, most of whom use public transport on a daily basis. Now they don’t have to wait until they get off the kombi to check their mails, browse their favourite sites or to stream video content,” King said.

He added that what was even more exciting was the fact that customers could now use the 100% free Wifi data they get for any data bundle purchase on the kombis anytime and anywhere, on the go.

“For every purchase of a data bundle, customers get extra 100% free Wifi data that they can use when riding in a kombi,” King said.

Referring to the company’s culture of innovation, King said Wifi in Kombis was a logical progression from the company’s Data Double Up campaign, in which millions of the mobile operator’s customers enjoy 100% free Wifi data for every data bundle they purchase on the Econet network.

“We will soon be rolling out the service to all major cities and towns across the country, taking advantage of our Smart Data Network,” said King, whose company has built the widest data network, and boasts the best quality data experience in the country.

In a clear sign that the listed company means business, Econet’s mobile money unit, EcoCash, recently unveiled its “Chaka-Chaya” promotion through which its customers stand to win over 100 000 prizes for using its multiple transacting touch-points.

Customer stand the chance to win a range of prizes — including up to $100 000 EcoSure premium cover, 10 000 Zesa tokens and six housing stands, among many others — by simply buying airtime, paying for insurance or electricity, buying groceries, paying bills and merchants or transferring money to loved ones or business partners using EcoCash.

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12 Comments

  1. more money for the traffic police…

  2. why kombi,and not in fast foods outlets,saloons,supermarkets,parks etc

    1. I think it has rolled more wi-fi hotspots in many areas of about 300 hotspots around major places in town and also people especially the commuting public spend a chunk of their tine in kombis and thus add to convinience……ndiri mukombi ndo googla ndaburuka ndoenda hangu pa joina ndoenderera mberi kkkkkk

      #I salute you Econet

  3. jerry maidera

    Econet valembe chaiwo. A God-sent man who is there to transform the world

  4. taura hako, we need wifi in fast food restaurants, supermarkets etc…even muma buses ekumusha

  5. first acknowledge the positive step they have aken kwete kuda kungowanza critics

  6. lets be real……(1) sitted 4-4 in kombies can yu really enjoy free wifi?…(2) locational kombies yu only board them for a few km or metres can yu say yu enjoy wifi?……(3) Ndigere pakadoma can l stil enjoy my free wifi?……. this facility is so good but wrongly introduced….l think it was good if it was put inside buses..especially those travelling long distance…ts only when one will enjoy your services…

  7. good product range econet the only problem is customer service.

  8. Econet Vadhara Harare Chitungiza was perfect for me…keep up the good work Econet mavakuseri…popopopo big up….

  9. this idea iribhoo bt mumakombis the distant is vry short in buses maybe

  10. shame econet…everytym introduce…soon wifi Toilet zvimwe hazviite mhani

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