FULL TEXT: Econet Avails COVID -19 Response Students’ E-Learning Data Bundle Package

Below is Econet’s full statement on the COVID-19 response student’s e-learning data bundle package.

In line with the Covid-19 pandemic, Econet has come up with an E-Learning discounted Data
Bundles response package for schools to enable teachers and students to continue with
learning wherever they are.

Background
Below are the existing monthly data bundles:

 

With Covid-19 outbreak, the Government has recommended quarantine and self-isolation. This
has forced schooling to go online for some foreseeable future. Teachers and students now
rely primarily on app-based voice and video calling and conferencing, messaging and content
sharing to communicate and collaborate. This requires a much cheaper alternative for
learning institutions.

Solution overview
We have tailor-made Data Bundles specifically to address this need for all your students and
teachers regardless of their geographical location

The average price of the bundles is 1.83c/MB (ZWL$ 0.0183/MB). This price point is quite
competitive even in comparison with some fixed/fibre operators. Moreso Econet solution is
mobile and is accessible to nearly all students and teachers wherever they are in Zimbabwe.
Product description
The offer is for at least fifty (50) mobile numbers (students/teachers).

Financing Options
Each school pays on behalf of its students/teachers/employees and collects money from
parents or SDA’s. The school provides mobile phone numbers to be credited with the data
bundles to Econet. So Econet only deals with the schools. However other options may also be
considered.

Conclusion
Considering that Econet has the biggest network infrastructure, we have both the technology
and capacity to help schools throughout this period. The bundle offer will enable and sustain
teacher/student interactivity at a very affordable cost.
We look forward to hearing from you and we can arrange a teleconference or online meeting to
discuss any clarifications you might have.
Thank You.

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