Potraz Dismisses Social Media hoax on Zimbabwe’s Mobile Data tariffs
POTRAZ has issued a statement in response to a survey released Cable News on the price of mobile internet in Africa. The survey showed that the internet in Zimbabwe costs at an average of $50 or more per Gigabyte.
In response, Potraz indicated that information in the article retrieved through www.cable.co.uk should be disregarded.
Potraz said that the out out bundle rate was initially reviewed to RTGS$0.05 per MB without taxes in March 2019.With the current currency exchange rate the US out of bundle currently stands at US$0.016 per MB.
In a regional tariff comparison based on 2018 tarrifs reports Potraz indicated that out of bundle browsing tarrifs where highest in Mozambique going for US$0.13 per MB followed by Botswana going for US$0.093 per MB with Zimbabwe having the lowest tarrifs charges at US$0.02 per MB .
On July 1, 2018, Zimbabwe Mobile Network Operator’s(MNOs) reviewed the Out of Bundle mobile data tariffs from US$0.125 per MB to US$0.05 per MB without taxes.
Meanwhile, Potraz urges consumers to verify the information to verify information with authority when the need arises as well as stakeholders to contact the Director General of the Authority when undertaking studies on the ICT sector.