Zim operators almost double voice tariffs to combat inflation

31 Oct 2019

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has agreed to sharp price rises by mobile operators in order to combat inflation. Prices will increase by over 95%, a report from The Herald says. According to the regulator, previous tariffs that were set in August 2019 have been rendered ‘unsustainable’ as the operating environment has further deteriorated due to inflationary pressures. Econet has increased its voice tariff from ZWL0.486 per minute to ZWL0.963, while data and SMS prices have gone up to ZWL0.1926 per MB and ZWL0.244 per SMS, respectively. State-backed operators NetOne and Telecel have announced similar pricing schemes.