At least 5,000 Zimbabweans are now using the Pindula mobile app to read the news on their phones even when they don’t have any data.
The app allows Econet subscribers to use it without buying any data.
Commenting on the app, a Pindula executive said:
We are very happy that more and more Zimbabweans can now read news on the internet without needing to buy data for it.
Access to the internet and to the news online is important and affordability must not keep others out. Along with the mobile operators in the country, we are humbled to be helping solve this problem.
As expected, initially a lot were skeptical that this was possible, but as people started using it they realised it’s true. Once someone begins to use the app, they spread the word.
Our wish, this Christmas season is that even more people discover this app. We are counting on the Pindula community to help spread the word to their friends and family.
The app can be downloaded on Google Play Store using this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.zw.pindula.news
To enable easy download and so that it doesn’t take up too much space, the app is just 1.8 MB.
Aside from allowing users to read the news, the app also enables them to buy airtime, pay for their Nyaradzo premiums and also access a Buy & Sell platform.