Creating a Better Shopping Experience

The year 2016 is finally here, and we know many businesses are back on the grind trying to attract and retain new customers. With an operating environment like Zimbabwe’s, the thin line between keeping and losing a customer can be a deadly one for any business. With the way our finances are set up, Zimbabweans…

Econet sold my number to advertisers

I’ve had numerous run-ins with Econet Wireless over their unsolicited SMSs. This culminated in various tweets, emails back and forth and phone calls (from them) assuring me I would stop receiving any promo texts. Ever. Today I received this, from someone named 30440 who ain’t no friend of mine. Your Tuesday will never be the…

Undersea cable fault cuts Utande off

Updated below People have been complaining about Utande this morning, apparently it’s been slower than a nineties dial-up. @joeblackzw so our ISP says some cable was damaged off the coast of Egypt. Surely they should have back up plan as a contigency measure? — Tinashe(@1ttakura) March 25, 2013 According to ITWeb, this problem might take…

Dear Econet Wireless

Updated below The weekend before last there was a data outage. I have seen no explanation whatsoever, whether online or via SMS. And we all know how you love to send SMS. This past weekend was the same. In fact, Sunday was the day I really needed a reliable data service, and there was none….

How to send free SMS from Gmail (except to Zimbabwe)

Log in to Gmail, then go to Settings and click Labs. Enable ‘SMS (text messaging) in Chat’ and then Save Changes. And you’re done. Now you can send SMS messages to your contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail chat. Enter your contact’s name in the ‘Search, chat or SMS’ box in Chat (which is now Chat…