Is Econet in South Africa?

Because of its good quality service provision and fast internet connectivity, it is no secret that Econet’s services are demanded all across Africa and the whole world. It is very refreshing to know that despite Econet being founded in Zimbabwe, it is also available and accessible in South Africa.

Econet has services in partnership with some South African mobile service providers where subscribers can make calls to Zimbabwe at discounted rates. Over the years, they have also introduced other products including remittance services.

Where Else is Econet Located?

Econet is actually based in 16 other countries which include Africa, East Asia Pacific Rim, Europe, North America and South America. The countries include New Zealand, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho and Kenya to name a few.   

How to Use an Econet Line in South Africa?

You can use Econet’s roaming service to remain connected while in South Africa. This allows you to stay connected while travelling for business or pleasure without the need to change your sim card for a South African one. Bear in mind that roaming attracts larger tariffs. To access roaming, dial *140# and follow the prompts.

You will automatically be rerouted to roaming. It will sometimes happen that the change over won’t be successful the first time. In such a  case, simply repeat the process and you should be able to switch over.  

Can You Buy Econet Airtime in South Africa for Someone in Zimbabwe?

Are you able to send airtime to someone in Zimbabwe from South Africa? The answer to that is yes. You can use Send Home Airtime transaction. All you have to do is purchase airtime from Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and U-save stores nationwide.

 Afterwards, you send the 17-digit airtime pin to your Zimbabwean recipient. Once you have sent, the recipient will have to dial *146*100# and select option 3 which is the send home airtime and afterwards click option 1 which will be the Redeem send home voucher.

That 17-pin digit will be entered when the input recharge pin is required and the recipient will be good to go! It’s really just that simple!