TelOne to launch pre-paid billing to recover $200 million arrears


State-owned telecommunications company TelOne’s managing director Chipo Mtasa has said that her company will, be introducing a pre-paid billing plan in order to recover more than $200 million owed to it. Most of the money is owed by public entitites. Said Mtasa,

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We are still owed money of about $200 million. We are trying to move to prepaid such that if a person pays $30 then $20 goes for the current bill and the rest goes towards the debt. We would want to do what Zesa does, I think it’s a good model.

We are on course to recapture the market share that we think belongs to us. The last two weeks we commissioned the link between Bulawayo and Beitbridge, a desired link between TelOne and SA were the major traffic comes in, and it will have a lot of implications to the cost and affordability element we are talking about.

More: NewsDay

TelOneChipo MtasaZesa

TelOne is one of the several Telecoms companies operating in the Zimbabwean telecommunications and technology industry. Its main core business revolves around voice, data and internet products and services. "TelOne owns a wide range of telecommunications equipment, varying from various exchanges located in strategic areas,... Read More About TelOne

Chipo Mtasa is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and the managing director of TelOne Read More About Chipo Mtasa

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, (ZESA) under the Ministry of Energy and Power Development was established as the producer, distributor, and regulator of Zimbabwe’s electrical power by Act in 1981 and formed in 1985. It has a number of subsidiary companies with various specialties in... Read More About Zesa

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TelOne to launch pre-paid billing to recover $200 million arrears