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Zamtel launches non-expiring data bundles

Economy Zamtel launches non-expiring data bundles

Zamtel has today announced the launch of non – expiry mobile data bundles in line with the directive by the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA).

The bundles that come in six different packages have been added to existing mobile data bundles to offer more customer choice and cut the loss of unused data bundles.

Zamtel has given customers the option to purchase bundles that will not expire but has also retained option for them to buy data bundles that will expire.

This introduction means that Zamtel data customers can now load and use mobile data bundles that do not expire before they are depleted.

Announcing the development, Zamtel Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Reuben Kamanga said the launch of the non-expiry mobile data bundles is in line with Zamtel’s customer centric approach.

Mr Kamanga said there would be six categories of non-expiry bundles from a 100MB bundle costing K10 to a 20GB bundle at K1300.

He said the move is also in response to the changing needs of its ever increasing customer base with varying data usage patterns.

“We are happy to announce this development and we believe this offers our customers the freedom to choose the different data packages. As Zamtel, the customer is at the core of everything we do and the customer had requested for non-expiry bundles and we have responded like we always do,” Mr Kamanga said.

Mr Kamanga said the introduction of non-expiry bundles will also contribute to enhanced digital inclusion in Zambia.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t understand a thing what the fck is this.
    Do they mean the FREE wifi of Miles Sampa has expiration date?

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  2. Way to go. MTN and Airtel follow suit why are you quiet. Why should data expire before its used this was daylight stealing from customers/ subscribers whatever you call them.
    Disaster!

  3. Zambians are seriously exploited, how can a 20GB internet bundles cost 100 dollars? Do you people really understand what you are praising? This is total exploitation of innocent and poor people, this is 21th century all lord help us. Even unlimited internet never costs that much( the maximum 20GB bundles could cost is K300. Why are we still living in 18th century? Where are our leaders seriously? I dont really understand what is wrong with Zambia, wen are u going to improve and make your people live a comfort life?

  4. MALCOM X, MAYBE THE COST OF K1 300 INCLUDES THE NON-EXPIRY ASPECT(ASSUMING THERE IS A COST). BUT THE FACT OF BEING EXPLOITED IS ALSO BROUGHT TO THE FORE NOT ONLY IN THIS COST OF NON-EXPIRY BUNDLES BUT MORE ESPECIALLY IN ELECTRICITY TARIFFS. I’VE NOT COME ACROSS A ZAMBIAN WHO IS NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE HIGH AND UNAFFORDABLE ELECTRICITY TARIFFS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OBTAINING IN OUR COUNTRY. MAY THE LORD OUR GOD, THE CREATOR OF ALL THAT IS, HAVE MERCY UPON US.

  5. Exploitation of man by man.
    Maybe it you who want to exploit the ISPs.
    Question is how much does it cost these ISPs to connect Zambia to the world?
    You don’t manufacture the internet in Zambia, you have to pull it from out there via, transoceanic fiber cabling or via satellite. But the later is neither here nor there.
    The biggest challenge for these ISP remains that Zambia is cornered by other countries i.e. landlocked. Pulling the cable from the coastal blessed countries costs mula, the mula that is passed on to you as a Zambian Internet service consumer. Tarrifs are also dictated by the Zambian Government through budgets.

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  6. To pay 100 dollars for 20GB it is just unacceptable. Be it pulling the ISPs cables or whatever, 20GB for 100 dollars can not rationally be justified. This is too much guys. 20GB should cost 10 dollars unexpering or expiring, limited or unlimited. Lord have mercy on us. I am not a fan of blogging and commenting but sometimes somethings i read here make me sick. Time is not waiting for us to make our people live a normal life. This is 21st Century. Anyway, i rest my case, rest i may be quoted for contempt.

  7. Good news! This is the beginning of digital transformation in the country and we urge other service providers to fall in line too.The hard pressed customer always got a raw deal in the expiration of data. This new directive coupled with stable power distribution in the country by Zesco would mean ‘always on’ in terms of internet connectivity for the customer. Most services are now online packaged ‘ as a service’ In this case the customer will have better content coverage such as entertainment choices online on different platforms e,g mobile phones, tablets and TV. Imagine what this would do for research and learning. WELL DONE ZAMTEL!!!!!!

  8. We the pf government heard your cries and the relevant ministry worked with our friends in zamtel to make this a reality. Anyone who tells you that we are not a listening government is just lying to you. Thank you for your thanks and you are welcome. Kz

  9. I would like to see the MTN girls’ faces because they told me that proposition was impossible. Next thing, ZICTA, could you stay the SIM expiries please!? Some of us are now tired of having to buy a SIM card each time we visit because you expire them AND then we have to register the same personal details! Awe mwe!

  10. Zambians are being fleeced by these companies …Zamtel should be ashamed for not leading the way after this directive. Zambians send educated MPs to Parliament not morons like Lusambo who are just getting fatter and arrogant.
    Everytime I am holiday I spend more on topping up phone than what I spend in Europe

  11. Malcolm. X – Its daylight robbery…in Europe for $100 you can get unlimited minutes and internet for 3 and half months

  12. In Bots its half the price and its land locked also, someone is making money, phone calls from Zambia are one of the most expensive in the world also

  13. Zamtel you seem to want to take credit for this development by saying you’re launching the non expiry mobile data bundles is in line with your customer centric approach. On the contrary this would not have happened if a private member’s motion had not been moved by hon. Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa. Now all the mobile service providers are trying to outdo each in launching the same. Truth is we are still being scammed by these entities from cost and poor service.

  14. Zambia here I come. Travelling mercies. Flying first class is very helpful. I can even access wifi on this plane. We need to think of this when Zambia airways takes to the skies. Kz

  15. If there is anything called cheating the poor Zambians then this is it How can you offer a 20gb non expiry bundle for K1,300 and call it fantastic offer. What is 20gb. Those people using the data service regularly can utilize the 20gb within 30 days. ZAMTEL please do not think us Zambians are fools that we can be taken for a ride like this. How can our ITC allow such cheap propoganda.

  16. It was Moses in the Bible.Who cast down his staff.And it turned in to a serpent before Pharaoh.And Pharaoh’s magicians cast down their staffs.And the staffs became serpents too.But Moses’s serpent devoured the other snakes.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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