With the economy squeezing all our belts we thought the time is right to compare providers data bundles. In this head to head, I ignore the bundles that tie you into times of data or restrict you to what you can do on the internet. This comparison is for anyone who tops-up or needs to buy data bundles on a daily basis rather than weekly or monthly. The expiry period for all the bundles are set to one day by the operators.
Firstly a look at what is available:
As you can clearly see all the operators have selected random bundle sizes to make it next to impossible to compare them. The exception is the 20MB bundle, though MTN bundled theirs with free WhatsApp. With that in mind we decided to use Kwacha denominations for our comparisons.
The best value for money bundle is the MTN 300MB at 15MB per Kwacha
The most variety in terms of bundle offering goes to Airtel with 5 bundles
The cheapest bundle you can get is from Zamtel at K2.09 for 20MB