Econet raises data prices by 225 percent as Zimbabwe reels from Covid-19

HARARE – Econet Wireless hiked data prices by up to 225 percent overnight Tuesday – sparking anger from hard-up Zimbabweans. The increase in data costs could not have come at a worse time for Econet customers who are in the middle of a coronavirus-induced lockdown that has forced many to conduct business online, including universities and private schools. There was no explanation for the sharp price increase, but in a letter to its suppliers on April 20, Econet said it was experiencing “difficult trading conditions” occasioned by a “harsh economic…

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