Money Transfer Technologies Impact In Zambia

Money Transfer Technologies Impact to Businesses In Zambia

Technology and business in Zambia like Airtel Money, Speed Pay, Zoona, Swift Cash, Mtn Money, and Zamtel Kwacha are all involved in money transfer services and bill payments. These have become common such that some people have even forgotten how the banks look inside. With Zoona, Airtel and Mtn one can even save money.  Read… Continue reading Money Transfer Technologies Impact In Zambia

Why Portable Mobile Wifi Routers are Hot Cake in Zambia

Have you ever wondered Why Portable Mobile Wifi Routers are Hot Cake in Zambia? Portable or Mobile wifi is the device that offer the most cheapest type of internet in Zambia. Hence the first choice of internet for the large number of users.  At Vodafone a 95 Kwacha will get me 8 worth of data and… Continue reading Why Portable Mobile Wifi Routers are Hot Cake in Zambia

What is SMS

SMS is a mobile telephone feature for sending and receiving text messages on the mobile phone and is also a component of the world wide web and many mobile systems.   SMS stands for Short Messaging Service and uses standardized communication protocols to enable mobile devices to exchange short text messages. SMS has its origins from Radio Telegraphy… Continue reading What is SMS

Zambia Internet Service Providers

Laying of Fiber Optic Cable for corporate data in the Kitwe Business Area

Internet is the most powerful tool of our time. Its use has become a basic and fundamental need in communication interaction. Am happy to see that Zambia is not behind in this technology as there are several internet service providers readily sharing this phenomenon. What is Internet Service Provider (ISP)? According to Wikipedia an Internet… Continue reading Zambia Internet Service Providers

Samsung SGH C100 My First Polyphonic Upgrade

Samsung SGH-C100 was released in 2002 by Samsung Electronics. It was a beast at its time but it was the design and polyphonic feature that drew me to cash out a 1,000,000 Zambian Kwacha then. It was a fabulous GSM handset so light and cute and amazing with no camera nor Bluetooth.   The mobile… Continue reading Samsung SGH C100 My First Polyphonic Upgrade

Zamtel 4G internet is now the cheapest in town

Zamtel 4G/LTE data service for internet is now the cheapest in town a 10GB going as low as 250 Zambia Kwacha. A quick round at the competition reveals MTN 10GB goes on a special Sim Card called Home Pack and is offered at 260 Kwacha while Vodafone is 265 Kwacha.    In comparison Airtel is the… Continue reading Zamtel 4G internet is now the cheapest in town

Zamtel internet settings for mobile phones

Zamtel is a Zambian Government owned telecommunication company which provides communications solutions for the Zambian market.

It has unique mobile phone internet settings compared to MTN, Airtel and Vodafone. On Zamtel network the internet settings are a bit cumbersome. Given the other operators all you need is to edit the Access Point Names with “internet” or “default” in the APN field for the Android and Windows powered phones.


Zamtel has been around longer and one would expect they should have the simplest settings yet. Bureaucracy organisation culture and political interference all play a role in the way Zamtel is run.

Nonetheless, today, Zamtel has been transformed into a highly competitive organization led by a team of visionary men and women that fully understand and believe in transformational and catalytic nature of telecommunications that can play in the development of Zambia.

So if you are new to Zamtel and you want to use internet here is a quick jump for the Zamtel internet settings


Zamtel Internet settings configuration

select internet settings from your phone,

select profile name and enter zamtelinternet,

go to and select home page/URL and enter,

go to and select APN and enter zamtel.wap,

select port and enter 80,

select Proxy and enter,

select IP address and enter


Alternatively you can browse to the following link Zamtel Internet Settings. The page will guide you how to setup the settings through web browser from a laptop or desktop.