It’s a windfall for Econet customers as the company continues to offer free access to internet connectivity around the clock. This time, Econet dishes out free data at night, dubbed Babatone dark, for customers who purchase data from as little as M1 during the day.
Econet’s Product Manager: Data, Itumeleng Mpasi revealed this data galore in an interview this week. Mpasi explained that daily data bundle purchasers can now continue to surf the internet and complete their transactions with the additional free Babatone dark data when they have depleted their daily bundles at night. She added that the promotion also applies to weekly and monthly data bundle purchasers who will also save on their data upon activating the Babatone dark.
“Access to the internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity and our intention is to ensure that each and every customer can afford to browse the internet without incurring any extra costs at night” said Mpasi “This translates to all day and all night internet access for our customers”.
She further explained that the prerequisite to the free Babatone dark bundle is the purchase of any daily, weekly, monthly or social media bundle. The volume of the free night data will depend on the amount the customer spent on the aforementioned bundles. The free Babatone dark data ranges from 50mb to 2000mb per purchase which means M1 spent qualifies for 50mb free night data.
“Babatone dark bundles can only be redeemed and used at night from 11pm to 5am the following day and the customers need to send claims through *100# and select promotions option for self-activation” added Mpasi
She said that upon receiving the claim from the customer, an action requesting SMS detailing the amount of free Babatone dark data that will be credited into the customer’s account and the expiry date will be send to the customer to either confirm or cancel the claim.
However, she added that customers who purchased data during the day are the only ones who will be eligible to claim for free Babatone dark and no customer will be allowed to claim for another. The qualifying customer is allowed to claim only once.
In cases of “becha” where customers buy bundles for friends and family, the purchasers get to claim the free Babatone dark data between 11pm and 5am while the users will just enjoy the purchased bundle.
The free Babatone dark applies to Econet’s mobile prepaid customers only and it expires on the night of activation. The promotion shall be offered at ad hoc weeks over a period of six months.