ZOL launches new low-cost Fibroniks package, increases data caps on other packages


ZOL CEO Danny MArandure

ZOL Zimbabwe on Wednesday launched its lowest priced fibre package; Fibroniks Lite, as the company aim to provide quality connectivity accessible and affordable to all.
The launch of the package coincides with the launch of ZOL’s dynamic new consumer-centric website that features a vibrant design and a clean layout to guide visitors through the internet service provider’s (ISP) many dynamic services.
The cost of internet connectivity is a hindrance for the wider availability of Internet connections in Africa, a trend that ZOL aims to combat. According to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), Fibre – the fastest of connections – accounts for just 0,21 percent of subscriptions in Zimbabwe with mobile internet making up 95,6 percent of total internet subscriptions.
The internet is becoming much more than just a tool, it is a fundamental part of society. By combining its unrivalled speeds and excellent customer service with a game-changing price tag of $29, ZOL will ensure that high-speed and quality internet becomes a basic right for everyone. The $29 per month entry-level package includes:
* Unmatched speeds within its price range
* 15gb Data
* ZOLphone cordless handset
* Free ZOL-ZOL Calls
* $2 free ZOL minutes per month (national calls only)
The package is available to users in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls within areas that fibre is already laid.
Benefits include a cordless ZOL phone handset offering customers the best low cost phone service nationwide, with calls starting from as little as 0,10c per minute.
Not content with the upgrades, and in a move intended to address the current economic climate for its customers, ZOL have also introduced an auto-connect function. Should a client’s account be suspended due to lack of payment, their account will be reconnected automatically if payment is made within seven days. A move that has been welcomed by businesses and individuals alike.
In a significant upgrade, ZOL has also increased the data allowance on all of their capped Home Fibroniks packages:
Fibroniks – Basic Essentials $39p/m was 15GB now 25GB p/m Fibroniks – Family Essentials $89 was 30GB now a massive 50GB p/m
Not only can customers enjoy super-fast speeds on fibre, but now they can browse and stream for longer!
As if launching a brand new low-cost package and increasing the data caps wasn’t enough, they have
reconfigured all of their capped and uncapped packages. The upload and download speeds are now
the same (symmetric)

Follow us on Twitter on @FingazLive and on Facebook – The Financial Gazette