Today, Econet Wireless, announced the launch of a new product called Econet Zero, which expands its existing initiative; EcoSchool. Econet Zero gives all Econet subscribers free access to over 50 educational websites.
Earlier this year, MTN South Africa introduced free access to Wikipedia, but Econet pushed the boundaries and in presenting the new product, Econet’s Darlington Mandivenga said Econet Zero is a world first.
The free websites offered by Econet Zero are divided into 12 categories namely Early Education, MOOC, recorded lectures, test preparation, books, math, language learning, programming, music, tutorials, random knowledge and research.
Local content? No, there are no local websites or platforms available with this free service, but it’s fair to say that Econet has already covered the local angle with free access to local university websites. . In fact, Econet Zero covers the shortcomings of free access to university websites because it offers little value as these websites contain little or no educational content.
The Econet Zero service is already active and below you will find a complete list of zero-rated websites which you can access for free – if you are an Econet Broadband subscriber of course.
MOOCS and online courses:
Preparation for the test:
Learn a language:
Ipl.org/ – Internet Public Library