Econet Announces Planned Tariffs Hike

National Technology

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is set increases voice, Data, and SMS tariffs and bundle prices with effect from 20 April 2023.


Econet, which is by far the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriber base, has notified its customers about the impending tariff adjustment.

A notice published on the company’s social media pages this Wednesday reads:

Dear Customer, This serves to notify you of the planned changes on our Voice, Data, and SMS Tariffs and Bundles Prices effective Thursday, 20 April 2023.

To access Voice and Data bundles, dial *143#

To Access SMS bundles, dial *140#

This comes after the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) approved tariff increases in February and April.

State-owned mobile network operator NetOne increased tariffs on 7 April 2023.


Telecommunications companies in Zimbabwe face various challenges that affect their operations and profitability.


These include a complex and often unpredictable regulatory environment, high inflation rates, currency fluctuations, shortages of foreign currency, frequent power outages, and fraud and cybercrime which has led to financial losses.