Telecel Zimbabwe has announced that it is in the process of upgrading its data network in order to improve the quality of its coverage and allow the mobile company to offer its customers more products and services. The data upgrade project has already commenced and will see enhancements being carried out in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Chinhoyi, Karoi and Masvingo. The upgrades are expected to allow the mobile company to introduce exciting new products along with an improved data experience.
The network optimisation, which is being conducted in partnership with its network equipment suppliers, will replace low capacity base stations with high capacity ones. Already sites for half of Harare have been replaced in the massive on-going project. The project is expected to be completed by end of May.
Telecel communications and branding director, Obert Mandimika said the data network upgrade will allow the company to introduce more innovative products into the market.
“We have responded to the increased popularity and consumption of data services by our customers through a national network upgrade which will markedly improve the quality of data coverage,” said Mr Mandimika
He added that the on-going data upgrade has given the company flexibility to introduce more products and services for its subscribers. The company also announced a new SMS, voice and social media bundle,with the different services into one convenient bundle, called Mega Chat.
“This data upgrade project allows us to offer our subscribers even more value-for-money services and promotions. I am happy to announce that our customers can now access voice, SMS and social media services more affordable under our new Mega Chatbundle,” said Mr Mandimika.
This latest bundle is for prepaid subscribers and offers on-net and off-net voice minutes, Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook and SMS depending on the value of the bundle purchased. These come in five different price points, 50c, $1, $2, $5 and $10 with different validity periods ranging from 24 hours for the 50 cent bundle all the way up to 30 days for the $5 and $10 Mega Chat bundles.
The Mega Chat bundle can be accessed by dialling *480# or sending the letter ‘M’ to 33480.