Telecel introduces wi-fi hotspots

May 10 2017 – ZIMBABWEANS in Zimbabwe will be soon joining SA and the rest of the world in having wi-fi connectivity through Telecel Zimbabwe’s WiFi Zone service which was previously soft-launched to a limited audience in the first four months of this year.

In a statement released today the cellphone service provider says the service will allow its customers to connect to the internet via WiFi hotspots using their mobile phones or any other WiFi compatible device.

Customers  are expected to make significant savings on their internet related charges, says the company.

“Telecel is satisfied with the performance and uptake of our Telecel WiFi zones which we soft-launched in March and we are happy to confirm that we have commercially launched our WiFi service to our entire subscriber base. The WiFi zones will bring affordability and quality connectivity to our customers,” says Communication and Branding director  Obert Mandimika.

“1 Gig of data purchased for connecting via a Telecel WiFi zone for example will cost $1 which is comparatively much cheaper than connecting to the internet directly from the mobile phone. In addition to this obvious cost advantage, customers will be pleased to know that Telecel WiFi hotspots will allow them to connect with devices other than just their mobile phones,” adds Mandimika.

Telecel WiFi bundles can be bought  through a USSD short code when Telecel subscribers dial *480#.

Once the subscriber has purchased a bundle through their core wallet airtime balance or through telecash they can connect to the internet whenever they enter a Telecel WiFi zone.

Telecel subscribers will know they have entered a WiFi zone when their device picks up a Telecel WiFi signal.

Telecel WiFi zone data can be bought for $1, $2, $5, and $10 with validity periods of 24 hours, 7 days, 15 days and 30 days respectively, a s the company adds more hotspots. –  Patience Rusere