Econet Wireless Slashes Roaming Charges with New Mobile VoIP Service

26 July 2017
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Econet Wireless Slashes Roaming Charges with New Mobile VoIP Service Image Credit: Econet Wireless

Econet Wireless. Zimbabwe's leading mobile network operator has partnered with One Horizon Group, a leading Voice over IP solution for mobile providers to launch its mobile VoIP (Voice over IP) service, 'Econet Plus'.

With Econet Plus, both Econet's prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to make calls from anywhere in the world at local call charges, when they make calls using the Econet Plus App.

The launch follows full regulatory approval for the product launch by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

Econet Wireless is Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operator, with 10.2 million connected customers and 6.3 million pre-paid subscribers, representing close to 50% of the market.

The 'Econet Plus' App is integrated with EcoCash, its mobile transactions and payment service, allowing 3.2 million subscribers to purchase credit for use on the App directly from their smartphones.

Navdeep Kapur, CMO of Econet Wireless
We are delighted to have removed high roaming charges for our customers using the latest mobile voice technology from One Horizon. Our customers will now be able to call home at very affordable rates through this product, no matter where they may be.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group 
The stroke of genius from Econet Wireless was to negotiate free roaming for 'Econet Plus' mobile data, so that their pre-paid users continue to generate revenue. This will be a new source of voice revenue for Econet and for One Horizon, a true win-win.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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