Zain launches award winning mobile commerce service 'Zap' in Ghana

Philip Sowah, Country Manager of Zain Ghana speaks to the press at the Zap launch

‘Zap’, Zain’s award winning mobile commerce service that allows customers to use their mobile phones like a mobile wallet to pay for goods and services and conduct banking services regardless of the type of handset they use, was launched today in Accra. Zap is a novel product that provides the most comprehensive and accessible package of m-commerce features currently available anywhere in the world.

Zain selects AIRCOM for network rollout in Ghana


AfricaCom, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 November 2009 – AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, today announced its selection by Zain Ghana, to help design and plan Zain’s network migration from 2G to 3.5G. AIRCOM has deployed a team of more than 20 consultants from offices throughout Africa to deliver a […]

Zain, EMS and RIM introduce the Blackberry solution in Ghana

BlackBerry Curve 8900 - marketed as the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone

Accra, Sep.3, GNA – Zain Ghana, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research in Motion (RIM) have introduced the world’s first clickable touch screen smartphone known as the Blackberry solution in Ghana. The Blackberry solution brings together smartphones, software, and services to allow easy wireless access to E-mail, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and […]

Zain Ghana and ‘their’

Apparently in a bid to rival MTN Ghana’s, Zain Ghana is launching its own content portal for its subscribers. The competition on the mobile front in Ghana has been between MTN and Zain in recent times. There is a problem however. The web address Zain is advertising doesn’t belong to them and doesn’t contain […]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup

A mobile phone connected to a laptop computer. Image courtesy

In Ghana today, most Internet users rely on traditional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet cafes, and few bother about Internet on mobiles. Long before mobile phones became popular in Ghana, fixed lines offered by the national operator Vodafone Ghana (then known as Ghana Telecom) and to a limited extent WESTEL, were widespread among businesses, […]

Why I prefer Zain to MTN

Zain Africa CEO Mr Chris Gabriel selling a sim card to a new Zain Ghana customer at the flagship store in Osu on Oxford Street in Accra on the day the 3.5G network was launched.

I listened to Philip Sowah, the Country Manager of Zain Communications Ghana Limited, being interviewed on Joy FM‘s Super Morning show one morning in the last quarter of 2008. It was at the eve of Zain’s network launch in Ghana. One thing I remember clearly was him saying Zain Ghana has so much network capacity, […]

Zain Ghana Number Reservation

Zain Ghana

Something big seems to be coming to Ghana. Zain in preparation towards their commercial roll-out, is giving residents of Ghana the chance to reserve their dream phone number on the Zain 026 cellular network. The URL for this is Update: I have closed the entry of any new comments on this blog post. If […]