ZOL Increases RTGS$ Internet Prices

ZOL announced today an increase of internet prices in RTGS$. The increase is effective 1 April 2019.

Here’s a table with old and new RTGS$ prices for fiber packages:

ZOL New Internet Prices (1 April 2019) - RTGS$

New prices effective 1 April 2019 for ZOL Fibroniks
Compiled by Pindula.co.zw
Fibroniks PackageOld RTGS$ PriceNew RTGS$ Price (1 April)% Increase
Basic Essentials$59$97.565%
Family Essentials$139$222.560%
Family Entertainment$235$372.559%
Modern Family$315$497.558%
Turbo Pack$509$847.567%

USD Dollar Pricing

ZOL has also now officially introduced an alternative USD dollar price. It is important to note that ZOL did not have a USD option before this new announcement. Therefore the table below used the parallel market rate of 15 March 2019 to calculate the effective old USD price taking into account that some people who had access to USD simply exchanged their money on the black market to pay in RTGS$.

Just to reiterate, the Old USD Prices in the table below are official ZOL prices. ZOL did not have USD prices before this announcement. It is a price we computed using parallel market rates. In fact, from ZOL’s historical pricing, the company’s new USD prices are really their 2017 prices when the currency was still just USD.

ZOL New Internet Prices (1 April 2019) USD

New USD prices effective 1 April 2019 for ZOL Fibroniks
Compiled by Pindula.co.zw
Fibroniks PackageOld USD Price
(265% parallel market rate of 15/03/2019 )
New USD Price (1 April)% Increase
Basic Essentials$16$39144%
Family Essentials$38$89134%
Family Entertainment$64$149133%
Modern Family$86$199131%
Turbo Pack$139$339144%

In the press adverts announcing the new prices today, ZOL did not mention the new prices for other packages such as WiBroniks. As the percentage increases are different depending on the package, it is not possible to determine what these prices are.

Increase of data on capped packages

ZOL also announced an increase of data to all capped packages. This has an effect on the price increase above and makes the comparison difficult. The new data caps, however, do not affect unlimited packages such as Family Entertainment, Modern Family and Turbo pack, since they are uncapped. The new capped packages are as follows:

ZOL Increased Data Caps

Fibroniks PackageOld Data CapNew Data CapEffective Data Added
Basic Essentials35GB50GB15GB
Family Essentials75GB100GB25GB

ZOL is Zimbabwe’s largest Internet Service Provider.

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