Comparing Tanzanian mobile internet costs

There are different Internet services that are offered by the Tanzania mobile network providers. Those services offered are either Time based or Volume based depending on the needs of the clients.

In this page we will compare the Internet services cost that are offered by Airtel, Tigo, Vodacom and Zantel(Including the Non-Zantel customers services).

Note that, the updates is due to May of 2015.

The issue:

Internet services offered by the providers are plenty of them and if are not well understood, they can give less room for the users to understand which services fit their needs.

Therefore, in order to solve this issue. We have tried to update you with the latest information about different internet services that are offered by Tanzania mobile network providers and from the information we give you, you will understand and know which service fit your needs when it comes to Internet services.

How did we collect the data?

The data were obtained from the official websites of the Tanzania network providers and some of the data were simply from the text messages received via our cell phones that were of Internet services offered.

For Unlimited Bundles:

There are some of internet services packages offered which have unlimited bundle size and are time based bundles i.e Daily, Weekly or Monthly;

Therefore, we have estimated the package size based on its own price. And it is more like you can get those unlimited bundle with higher speed at the beginning and then at lower speed when your near end of the service.

Note: For Vodacom  users only, it is as the following:

Bundle Name Duration Description Cost(Tsh)
Uhuru Daily 24 hours You’ll get 700Mb at highest speed and continue to surf at the lowest speed when the 700Mb will end up. 1000
Uhuru Weekly 7 Days You’ll get 2048Mb at highest speed and continue to surf at the lowest speed when the 2048Mb will end up. 7000
Uhuru Monthly Monthly You’ll get 8192Mb at highest speed and continue to surf at the lowest speed when the 8192Mb will end up. 25000

Tablie 1.1: Shows Uhuru unlimited bundle of Vodacom Tanzania.

Table 1.1: List of Tanzania Network Providers internet costs.

Network Provider Package name Mb Tsh Tsh/Mb Note
Airtel OMG Daily 50 250 5.00
Airtel OMG Daily 300 500 1.67
Airtel OMG Daily 1024 1000 0.98
Airtel OMG weekly 1024 2000 1.95
Airtel OMG weekly 2048 3500 1.71
Airtel OMG Monthly 3072 12500 4.07
Airtel OMG weekly 6144 8000 1.30
Airtel OMG Monthly 10240 20000 1.95
Airtel OMG Monthly 20480 30000 1.46
Tigo Lend me Megaboksi 50 300 6.00
Tigo Megaboksi(Auto Renewal) 200 500 2.50
Tigo Megaboksi(Day Unlimited) 900 999 1.11 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Tigo Week Plus 1000 3500 3.50
Tigo Light Month 1000 15000 15.00
Tigo week Unlimited 2000 6000 3.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Tigo Monthly Unlimited 5000 20000 4.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Tigo Monthly Mega 20000 30000 1.50
Tigo Megaboksi(Night Unlimited 11pm-5am), 2 nights validity 30000 1000 0.03 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Vodacom Internet&BB – Monthly(Limited)-100MB 100 2500 25.00
Vodacom Internet&BB – Daily(Limited) 200 500 2.50
Vodacom Internet&BB – Daily(Unlimited) 700 1000 1.43 700MB at high speed
Vodacom Uhuru Internet – Daily(Unlimited) 700 1000 1.43 700MB at high speed
Vodacom Internet&BB – Weekly(Limited) 1000 4200 4.20
Vodacom Internet&BB – Monthly(Limited)-1000MB 1000 15000 15.00
Vodacom Uhuru Internet – Monthly(Unlimited) 8192 25000 3.05 Estimate of about 8Gb at high speed.
Vodacom Internet&BB – Weekly(Unlimited) 2048 7000 3.42 2GB at high speed
Vodacom Uhuru Internet – Weekly(Unlimited) 2048 7000 3.42 2GB at high speed
Vodacom Internet&BB – Monthly(Unlimited) 8192 25000 3.05 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Zantel Day – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 150 300 2.00
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 250 2000 8.00
Zantel Day – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 300 500 1.67
Zantel Week – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 1000 1000 1.00
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 1000 6000 6.00
Zantel Day – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 1500 1000 0.67
Zantel Day + Night Unlimited(11pm to 6am)  – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 2048 2000 0.98 Mb Estimated based on the Tsh
Zantel Week – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 3000 3000 1.00
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 3000 10000 3.33
Zantel Week – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 5000 5000 1.00
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 5000 15000 3.00
Zantel Week – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 8000 8000 1.00
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 10000 20000 2.00
Zantel Week – 3G(GSM) + Night Unlimited(11pm to 6pm), Ezynet(CDMA) 12000 12000 1.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM) + Night Unlimited(11pm to 6am), Ezynet(CDMA) 25000 25000 1.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Zantel Month – 3G(GSM), Ezynet(CDMA) 30000 30000 1.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Day 150Mb; Code: D150 150 300 2.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 250Mb; Code: M250 250 2000 8.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Day 300Mb; Code: D300 300 500 1.67
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Week 1Gb; Code: W1G 1000 1000 1.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 1Gb; Code: M1G 1000 6000 6.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Day 1.5Gb; Code: D1.5G 1500 1000 0.67
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Day 3Gb; Code: D3G 3000 2000 0.67
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Week 3Gb; Code: W3G 3000 3000 1.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 3Gb; Code: M3G 3000 10000 3.33
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Week 5Gb; Code: W5G 5000 5000 1.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 5Gb; Code: M5G 5000 15000 3.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Week 8Gb; Code: W8G 8000 8000 1.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 10Gb; Code: M10G 10000 20000 2.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Week 12Gb; Code: W12G 12000 12000 1.00
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month 20Gb; Code: M20G 20000 25000 1.25
Zantel-Allusers Non-Zantel: Month Unlimited; Code: MU 300000 300000 1.00 Estimated MB based on package Cost!
* For Non-zantel users you can do this:
By SMS: Modem number (space)PLAN(space) CODE. Send SMS to 0776300300.
eg : 0775xxxxxx PLAN D200

~packages codes for Non-Zantel users are provided on the Package name column on the table above.

Chart 1.1: Comparing the Internet costs in range of 350,000 Tshs.

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Chart 1.2: Comparing the Internet costs in range of 35,000 Tshs.

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Chart 1.3: Comparing the Internet Cost in range of 15,000 Tshs.

InternetCosts_15kHint: Click on the image for the much clear view.

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4 thoughts on “Comparing Tanzanian mobile internet costs”

  1. I did a quick calculation on the Telenor mobile (Norwegian company) costs roaming in Tanzania. 5Gb will set you back around $13 using Vodacom, while roaming with Telenor will cost you a shocking $97.000.

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