Tanzania Internet Packages & Data Plan of 2020

HISTORY OF TANZANIA

As a country in East Africa, The United Republic of Tanzania is situated in the African Great Lakes Region. The country shares its borders with Uganda and Mozambique on the north and south respectively. It achieved its independence in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Even though the communication sector accounted for around 2.4% of the total GDP, there was a rapid increase in this sector since 2013. The telecom and internet service in this country developed fast since 2011.

INTERNET PROVIDERS

There are main three internet providers in The United Republic of Tanzania amongst the many. These three are:

  • Vodacom
  • Tigo
  • Halotel

VODACOM DATA PACKAGES:

Vodacom Group was set up in the year 2000 at Tanzania. In 7 years the service provider had over 3 million subscribers. It came out to be the first mobile and data operator to have such a huge number in Tanzania. The data packages provided by the Vodacom internet service provider range from 70 MB to 50 GB. To purchase or activate the package the customer needs to type in *149*01#. The internet packages and their prices are as follows:

  • 70MB stands at a price of Tsh 500 for a 1-day activation
  • 5GB costs about Tsh 2000 with 1-day activation.
  • The price of 2GB is Tsh 1000 with 2 hours of activation.
  • 4GB costs about Tsh 5000 with 2-day activation.
  • 10GB charges are Tsh 25000 with 30 days of activation.
  • Under the Internet SUPA, the 20GB with an additional Night bonus of 30GB costs about Tsh 50000 for 30 days (50GB package).

TIGO DATA PACKAGES:

Tigo provides internet data packages from 100MB to 60GB and is the 4G network provider in Tanzania. The speed on the internet is 5 times faster than the 3G network providers. To activate the package the customer needs to dial *148*00#. The data package information is as follows:

  • The cost of 100MB is Tsh 500 with 1-day activation.
  • 400MB costs about Tsh 1000 with 1-day activation.
  • 2GB is set at a price of Tsh 3000 with 7 days of activation.
  • The price of 2.5GB is Tsh 2000 with 1-day activation.
  • 7GB charges are Tsh 10000 with 30 days of activation.
  • 34GB price is kept at Tsh 30000 with 30 days of activation.
  • 60GB costs about Tsh 50000 with 30 days of activation.

HALOTEL DATA PACKAGES

Launched in October 2015, the Halotel Company was the first to lay their fiber optic cable covering over 18,000 km across the country. The code to activate is *148*66#. The available packages are as follows.

  • 200MB costs about Tsh 500 1 day activation.
  • Price of 500MB package is Tsh 1000 1 day activation
  • 1GB costs about Tsh 1500 1 day activation
  • 25GB cost stands at Tsh 50000 with 30 days activation
  • 80GB costs about Tsh 150000 with 30 days of activation

With the fiber-optic connections, the country has over 7.2 million subscribers. Around 38.7% of the population has an internet connection. This figure of percentage is expected to hike by the end of 2025 covering the major areas and people having access to the internet.

Vodacom Data Packages

TimeVolumePrice
1 day70 MBTSH 500
200 MBTSH 1000
1 GBTSH 2000
2 nights

(11pm-5am)

4 GBTSH 1500
7 days500 MBTSH 3000
1 GBTSH 5000
2 GBTSH 8000
10 GBTSH 15,000
30 days500 MBTSH 5000
2 GBTSH 15,000
10 GBTSH 35,000
20 GBTSH 50,000
50 GBTSH 95,000

Tigo Data Packages

TimeVolumePriceExtras
24 hours70 MBTSH 500
200 MBTSH 1,000
1 GBTSH 2,000
7 days400 MBTSH 3,000
800 MBTSH 5,000Free apps
2 GBTSH 8,000Free apps
30 days500 MBTSH 5,000
2 GBTSH 15,000Free apps
10 GBTSH 35,000Free apps

airtel Data Packages

TimeVolumePrice
24 hours40 MBTSH 200
150 MBTSH 500
500 MBTSH 1,000
1.3 GBTSH 2,000
night (00-6am)600 MBTSH 500
3 days1 GBTSH 2,000
2 GBTSH 2,000
7 days600 MBTSH 3,000
2 GBTSH 5,000
6 GBTSH 10,000
30 days5 GBTSH 15,000
10 GBTSH 20,000
15 GBTSH 25,000
21 GBTSH 35,000
35 GBTSH 60,000
61 GBTSH 100,000
90 days100 GBTSH 200,000
200 GBTSH 350,000

Halotel Data Packages

TimeVolumeon-net CallsPrice
24 hours70 MBTSH 399
120 MBTSH 499
250 MB (*)TSH 999
600 MBTSH 1,500
1.5 GBTSH 2,000
7 days200 MB10 minsTSH 1,000
525 MB20 minsTSH 1,999
800 MB30 minsTSH 2,999
1 GB (*)TSH 4,999
1.3 GB40 minsTSH 5,000
3.7 GB50 minsTSH 8,000
12 GB100 minsTSH 12,000
30 days520 MB15 minsTSH 2,999
850 MB20 minsTSH 4,999
1.8 GB50 minsTSH 9,999
2 GB (*)TSH 14,999
3.6 GB150 minsTSH 15,000
6 GB (*)TSH 24,999
8 GB200 minsTSH 25,000
16 GB300 minsTSH 35,000
26.6 GB320 minsTSH 40,000
60 GB400 minsTSH 95,000

Zantel Data Packages

TimeVolumePrice
24 hours75 MBTSH 300
250 MBTSH 500
600 MBTSH 1,000
1.5 GBTSH 2,000
7 days700 MBTSH 3,000
1.2 GBTSH 5,000
3 GBTSH 8,000
12 GBTSH 12,000
30 days1.5 GBTSH 10,000
3 GBTSH 15,000
7 GBTSH 25,000
14 GBTSH 35,000
Night pack8 GBTSH 1,500
Miller is a tech geek from Miami and loves exploring different Mobile Data and Internet Packages for different SIM cards available in this world. He roams around and tests the packages and blogs about it here.

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