TelOne Wi-Fi could soon allow you to use your home Wi-Fi data at any TelOne hotspot

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TelOne might be bringing a Wi-Fi sharing service soon. It will enable you to use your data balance that is already in your TelOne Wi-Fi account which is at home at any TelOne Wi-Fi hotspot around Zimbabwe. To sign up for the service, you first have to login to their self-service platform, locate the registration section of TelOne Wi-Fi sharing and enter your mobile number.

After entering your mobile number, you will receive a one time password and then you will use that to get a username and password. The username and password that you will receive is the one that you will use at any TelOne Wi-Fi hotspot to login. Once you’ve logged in using the details, you will be able to start browsing if your home Wi-Fi still has data.

Now if you noticed, at the start, I said “TelOne might be bringing a Wi-Fi sharing service soon”. The reason is because the information did not come from any direct communication with TelOne. Instead it was sort of a leak. It’s rare that any news is leaked locally but when it does happen I light up like a light bulb.

In this case, it was not a person who leaked the information but their self-service platform. I wanted to check the balance on our home TelOne Wi-Fi when instead of getting greeted with the information I wanted, I saw errors. The errors aren’t anything new from the platform as they occur time to time. However, the details about the TelOne Wi-Fi sharing caught my eyes.

It’s weird that it’s called Wi-Fi sharing when technically it’s just the owner using it at the Wi-Fi hotspots. Anyways who knows maybe they’ll allow you to add more than one number that way you can truly share your Wi-Fi.

The concept of Wi-Fi sharing is not new as we have seen Zol implement it on their Wi-Fi hotspots and Zol Wi-Fi accounts. At least this might be coming to TelOne users now. Personally, I think it is something that any home internet service provider needs to implement if they have Wi-Fi hotspots around the city or country.

I say that because you have no idea how many times I’ve been near a TelOne Wi-Fi hotspot and wanted to connect but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to spend money on their Wi-Fi hotspot bundle when I knew I’d be leaving in a few minutes. I’m sure other people have been in such a similar situation.

Someone might say well just get Zol but unfortunately it’s not available where I live. For you Zol people out there, do you use Fibroniks on the go which provides this Wi-Fi sharing. If you do, we’d be interested to know how your experience has been. For those of you who don’t use Zol, would like such a service to be available from your Internet service provider?

If I hadn’t seen it myself and verified that someone else had seen it, we probably would be talking about this. Below is what the screen I mentioned earlier looked like. Probably something in the behind the scenes of the website glitched and accidently showed the upcoming facility.


  1. Ash

    Yah it would be nice if they add more than one number coz home Wi-Fi isn’t really for one person. N again i personally recommend NetOne’s OneFi over TelOne’s for home use

  2. Alex

    Zol fibroniks is on point…it works well and i can work away from home…they also have plenty hotspots i am connected everytime…

  3. Wellington

    Consider increasing your wifi spots Telone same applies to econet l need to use your wifi while at home not to have to go to some place or board a kombi to town just to access wifi

  4. nathu singh

    god will be face

  5. Mr R.M. Moore

    Afternoon TelOne,

    Please kindly assist me. I have a problem. I have home wifi and of late there are groups of people outside our premises that loiter around on the street corner hacking into our wifi account. how we know this that when ever we switch off they disperse from the area, and when we switch the wifi router back on they come back and stand and go back. you see groups of them on their cellphones or even just this morning 28/8/2017 their was a gentleman early in the morning from between 6:30am and 7:30am back towards our home standing holding his laptop. NOW what I would like to know is it Illegal what they are doing and how can we avoid this from happening in the near future.

    I do not pay for others to gain. Please assist us to better our community and others in and around our area.