Econet opens data pipe on ADSL

June 2020, Maseru: Econet Telecom Lesotho unbolts data pipes to allow unlimited access at the time when online learning and working from home have become a norm amid Covid-19 pandemic. It was revealed by the company this week that customers who reside in areas wired with copper country-wide can subscribe for unlimited data packages through asymmetrical digital subscriber line also known as ADSL technology.

This translates to endless browsing and learning on the internet, access to emails and staying entertained for a full month without fear of running out of data and incurring extra costs on top-up data bundles in the middle of the month. The introduction of unlimited access to data at a fixed pricing is a solution that customers have been yearning for as it makes budgeting more manageable.

Econet’s product manager: Data, Itumeleng Mpasi explained the move to offer unlimited data at home and offices as a way of meeting customers half way especially now that they are forced to work from home while home-schooling the children.

Mpasi said that when other countries started reporting confirmed cases of Covid-19 and introduced measures that were intended to flatten the virus spread curve, Lesotho had no choice but to oblige and announced a country-wide lockdown.

“It was during that time when we saw how distressed business owners and families were in keeping their businesses afloat and saving their employees’ jobs by opening virtual offices which require unlimited access to data” said Mpasi

“Now, that’s when we had to step in, be part of a solution and introduced packages with unrestricted access to data, which they can afford and manage” added Mpasi

Econet first introduced twenty-four month unlimited data packages in November 2019 and customers who live around Maseru where there is full Econet fibre coverage such as Lesia, Thetsane East, Thetsane West, Masowe 1,2,3,4, Maseru East, Maseru West, Florida, Arrival Centre, White City, Ha-Hoohlo, Moshoeshoe II, Stadium area, Sea point, Hillsview, Mabote and Khubetsoana have been enjoying non-stop browsing without top-up worries. The uptake of the unlimited packages in these areas exposed a market of data hungry customers hence the expansion of the same service to areas with ADSL coverage.

Distinct to unlimited data contracts which are available on fibre technology in the aforementioned Maseru district areas, the newly introduced unlimited twenty-four month data contracts offered on ADSL are available country-wide where Econet has wired copper coverage.

The unlimited data is bundled with up to fifteen hours of non-stop talking, Econet to Econet anytime minutes loaded on the first day of each month to the corresponding landline. Users will also enjoy the privilege of unlimited Econet to Econet calls on Saturdays and Sundays at no extra charge.

To get connected, customers can call 6140 at no cost or send a whatsapp message to +266 66100100


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