For the first time in Zimbabwe, it is now possible to use the internet to read news for free.
Pindula has launched an Android mobile app that allows Zimbabweans to read news on the internet even when they don’t have data.
The app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.zw.pindula.news
Commenting on the introduction of the app, a Pindula representative said:
It is not a secret that times are hard and mobile data is expensive. Not everyone can afford to buy bundles to browse the internet and read news that keeps them informed.
We have had a trusted news service for Zimbabweans for a while. However, many were being left out simply because they can’t afford mobile data.
This is part of our effort to fight the problem of Fake News. We want trustworthy news to be accessible to all Zimbabweans.
Owners of Itel, Tecno, Gtel, Samsung, and other Android devices can download and install the app in just a few seconds as it is only 2MB in size. The app was also designed to take as little space as possible on the phone.
Pindula App download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.zw.pindula.news&hl=en&gl=US
Note: Currently, only Econet subscribers that download the app, can use it without data. However, users of other networks, NetOne, Telecel, TelOne, and ZOL can also use the app with little data consumed. This is because the app was designed to use as little data as possible.