Econet Hikes Price Of ‘Cheapest’ Private WiFi Bundle By 225% In Blow To Consumers

Econet Set To Hike Data Prices

Econet Hikes Price Of ‘Cheapest’ Private WiFi 

Econet Hikes Price Of 'Cheapest' Private WiFi 


Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile network operator Econet Wireless has hiked the price of its mobile data bundles. This has resulted in the price of the popular Private WiFi Bundles skyrocketing by as much as 225 per cent.

The Econet Private WiFi bundle has become the go-to choice for most subscribers who wanted unbundled data which would last the whole month. Before the latest review, most Econet customers opted for the 25 Gigabyte option which used to go for ZWL400. However, this option has since been reviewed and hiked. The 25 Gigabyte Private WiFi monthly bundle is now going for a massive ZWL1300. This translates to a massive 225 percent increase.

To put this in a different context, at the beginning of last month, one would have needed to convert US$10 on the black market to buy 25 Gigabytes of the Private WiFi bundle. With the latest review, however, one will need a minimum of US$25 to purchase the same package. This translates to a massive increase of at least 150 percent in United States Dollars.

Here are the prices which were prevailing before the review

  • 25GB for $400
  • 50GB for $800
  • 75GB for $1000


However, following the review, Econet has removed the option for the 75 Gigabyte Private WiFi bundle.  The new options available below are as follows.


Data allocation Old Price New Price % increase
25GB ZW$400 ZW$1300 225%
50GB ZW$800 ZW$2000 150%



Zimbabweans have been outraged by the price hike and have taken to social media to let their feelings known clearly. In the early hours of the morning following the hiking of the prices by Econet, the hashtag #EconetMustFall was already trending. Here is how some Zimbabweans responded to the hike in the price of private WiFi bundles by Econet.



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