Buddie was launched on the 10th of September 1998, and was the first prepaid package in Zimbabwe. The name “Buddie” itself showed its strategic intent from the beginning; the inspired promise of becoming the reliable and faithful friend to each and every customer. Buddie remains Zimbabwe’s most recognised and most loved prepaid brand. 

That bond of friendship has remained strong over the last years, while the circle of friends continues to grow. From the 32,000 subscribers in its first year, today Buddie connects over 8 million people to each other. 

These  people are enjoying the great benefits that come from being a Buddie. Buddie lines are available from all Econet Shops and Zimpost outlets nationwide and sell for only $1. The new SIM card comes with $1 free airtime. By joining the Buddie family, customers are assured of massive benefits.
Buddie Benefits 

5 Great reasons to be on Buddie

More Convenience
With EcoCash, you can send and receive money via the mobile phone, purchase airtime and pay for goods and services. The Buddie Call Home Zone has a free menu that allows access to products such as receiving airtime from South Africa, Botswana, UK, Canada and USA through Global airtime Top Up.

More Exciting discounts
Buddie Zone offers massive and amazing discounts on all Econet to Econet calls. The TXT cards also offer massive discounts, the $1 card gives 20 SMS’s at 5 cents each and the $5 card offers 150 SMS’s at 3 cents each. 

More Promotions 
There are a variety of promotions which are run periodically where customers get to win thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes. 

More fun and entertainment
Buddie offers access to the world through the best web connectivity and ability to get a unique ring back tone, through the popular Buddie Beatz.

Connecting with friends and family 
With the widest voice and data coverage you always have a pal by your side to help you connect with friends and family.

Buddie is youthful, fun loving and trendy. It is associated with networking and is all about friendship without boundaries. Buddie is centred on giving our customers not just a service but a deep rooted friendship which shows in its pay off line ‘It’s more than a friend, it’s a Buddie’. 

With exciting value added services under Buddie, Econet is delivering more value by giving customers the widest variety of products and services, which are aimed at making the lives of customers more convenient.

These services include the following:

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