Some two weeks ago, we posted that Africom is still giving away free internet despite the expiration of the gratis internet promotion. Africom subscribers are still getting fast internet for nothing as we write this, and it’s emerging they’re not the only ones enjoying free stuff this month. Some Econet subscribers are too.
We started getting reports about a week ago and initially we thought there was nothing to it. Just some users confused about how the system works maybe . Then more tips came in and we thought we’d try it ourselves. It’s been free amazingly fast broadband since!
For some reason though it happens for some subscribers and not for others. We checked with some techies at Econet and got told that Econet is giving away 200MB free to all old data enabled lines and post-paid subscribers, promotionally.
First, it’s quite strange that Econet would give promotional freebies and not blow its horn for it. There are no full page adverts about this in the press. Second, we saw firsthand 2 new prepaid lines (not old data enabled ones) that activated internet for a 5MB bundle but have been surfing without topping up since.
Case of a broken system? We don’t know. We’ll just enjoy this free broadband month while it lasts, and pray December is as generous.
If you shied away from the Africom broadband because of the price, and then literally boycotted the Econet broadband because it’s too expensive, you’re probably slapping your cautious yourself. We know Africom suspended registering more users but Econet’s probably going to be open for a while so you might have a small window still.