About Us

CALL HOME is a product of the Econet Wireless Group of companies, developed and managed by Econet Wireless South Africa in conjunction with Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Econet Telecoms Lesotho, Liquid Telecoms and South African mobile operator Cell C.

Leveraging Econet's market presence in Zimbabwe and Lesotho and recognising that the special needs of the many immigrants from these countries living in South Africa were largely ignored by South African mobile operators, Econet created and introduced the CALL HOME product in early 2009. Since then, Econet has continued to develop and enhance the CALL HOME service offering with the unique needs of Africans and the African Diaspora in our hearts and minds. Our goal with CALL HOME is to create an extended Econet Family spanning countries and continents and - for these valued customers - a World where Life and Love Have No Borders!

About Econet Wireless Group

The Econet Wireless Group is a diversified telecommunications group with operations in nine countries in Africa, Europe and the East Asia Pacific Rim. We offer products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, Internet, satellite, fibre optic and mobile facilitated insurance, airtime transfer and payment services. The group is headquartered in Mauritius and runs each operation as a stand-alone entity with full local board and management control. Econet currently has operations or investments in Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK and Zimbabwe.

Notable Milestones:

• More than 11 million subscribers in five networks
• Group employs staff from over 20 nationalities
• Recorded Africa's rollout of a network by launching a mobile network in Botswana in March 1998 six weeks from awarding of a GMS mobile license
• Entered Zimbabwean market two years after two incumbent competitors, assuming market leadership within three months and listing the company in the same period
• Achieved market leadership of 57% in Nigeria during first year of operation after launching Econet Wireless Nigeria in August 2001
• Econet was the first mobile cellular company in the world to introduce a mobile news service of the BBC World News and South African Broadcasting Corporation news
• First mobile operator in Africa to introduce CNN news on cellular phone handsets
• First operator to introduce a duo-numbered SIM card which was launched in Zimbabwe in 1998
• First operator from an emerging market to own a 3-G license in an OECD country in New Zealand
• First African telecoms company to build an international satellite hub in the UK
• First International Call Me Back service.

Mission

To provide international standard telecommunication services to all the peoples of the world, beginning in Africa.

Vision

To serve by pioneering, developing and sustaining reliable, efficient and high quality telecommunications of uncompromising world class standards and ethics.

Values

Pioneering, Professional and Personal based on our faith in the Lord.