Zimbabwean state-owned cellular operator NetOne has opened up its mobile broadband service to pre-paid subscribers, having previously run a trial of the high speed internet service in October-December for a small minority of its customers – those on post-paid contracts with a minimum monthly salary of USD1,000. Local technology journal TechZim reports that 2.5G/3G data usage will be charged at USD0.10 per 1MB on a pre-paid basis – which is cheaper in comparison to the USD0.15 out-of-tariff data charge for users of cellular market leader Econet Wireless, and equal to the data tariff set by NetOne’s nearest rival Telecel Zimbabwe.

Source: TeleGeography.