As the festive season approaches, Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a Christmas Combo Special promotion in a move that will give its new customers 90 minutes free talk time, a 100 percent bonus on airtime purchase and Super Voice Bundles, to reduce the cost of on-net calls to less than one cent per minute.
The Telecel Christmas Combo Special began on Sunday continues until January 31 and those who purchase a new Telecel SIM card can enjoy 90 minutes of pre-loaded free talk time. The SIM card costs just 50 cents.
Whenever one reloads airtime, they can take advantage of the current Mega Bonus Reloaded Promotion 100 percent bonus, which has been modified to include text messaging (SMS) and multi-media messaging (MMS) as well as voice calls.
They can also opt to take advantage of the Super Voice Bundles, which allow calls to be made to other Telecel numbers at less than one cent per minute.
Although only those who purchase a new SIM card can access all three of the Combo Special benefits, the modified Mega Bonus Reloaded promotion and Super Voice Bundles are available to existing as well as new customers.
The Mega Bonus Reloaded Promotion gives pre-paid subscribers double the value of the airtime that they load. Fifty percent of the bonus airtime can be used for voice calls to any local number, regardless of network. Thirty-five percent can be used for text messages (SMSs), while the remaining 15 percent can be used for data. Previously bonus airtime was just for voice calls.
The Super Voice Bundles, which allow calls to be made to other Telecel numbers at less than one cent per minute, have to be subscribed to.
There are two options that customers can choose from under the Super Voice Bundles.There is the 90 minutes voice bundle which costs 70 cents and the 200 minutes voice bundle which costs one dollar.
To subscribe for the 90 minutes voice bundle, customers simply dial *1460#. To subscribe to the 200 minutes bundle, they dial *1461#. The cost of the bundle is deducted from the customer’s airtime balance. Bonus airtime cannot be used to subscribe for the bundles.
The 90 minute bundle cannot be used between 5pm and 9pm. Both bundles are valid for 24 hours, after which the subscription is automatically renewed, unless the customer opts out, which can be done by dialling the same short code as was dialled for the subscription.
Telecel marketing director Octivius Kahiya said the Telecel Christmas Combo Special offered new customers unbeatable value. It brought together into one package Telecel’s new SIM card welcome benefits, its Super Voice Bundles and the modified Mega Bonus Reloaded promotion.
“The Telecel Christmas Combo Special brings together three of our special offers to provide unbeatable value for money.
“At Telecel we are committed to providing our customers with the best value for money. We have been doing that now for quite a long time, through the introduction of various innovative products, services and promotions.
“We are committed to continually looking for new ways to reduce our customers’ costs and to continuing to offer them high quality value added services at the lowest possible cost,” he said.
“Those who have moved over to Telecel have found no reason to regret their choice but are enjoying the benefits of reliable, fast and high quality voice and data connections at a price that is the lowest on the market,” he added.