Attention, Zimbabweans! We have some thrilling news to share that will revolutionize the way you interact with artificial intelligence. As of today, November 15, 2023, ChatGPT has officially extended its reach to Zimbabwe, bringing the game-changing AI chat platform to your fingertips. This monumental development marks a significant milestone in the world of technology and communication, opening up a new era of possibilities for Zimbabweans seeking intelligent, engaging, and informative conversations. ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, has been making waves globally since its introduction on November 30, 2022, for its remarkable ability to assist, inform, and interact in diverse and sophisticated ways. After a year of eager anticipation, Zimbabwe has been added to the list of supported countries, granting Zimbabweans the incredible opportunity to harness the power of this game-changing technology. From answering complex queries to aiding in creative endeavors, this state-of-the-art tool is set to transform how Zimbabweans interact with technology.

Imagine having access to a virtual assistant that can provide you with answers, engage in meaningful discussions, assist with research, and even spark creative ideas—all at your convenience. ChatGPT, powered by OpenAI, is that groundbreaking AI companion you’ve been waiting for, and it’s now within your grasp.

This is more than just a technological advancement; it’s a gateway to endless opportunities. Whether you’re a student looking for homework help, a professional seeking expert advice, an entrepreneur wanting help with your business or simply someone who craves stimulating conversations, ChatGPT is here to meet your needs. It’s like having a knowledgeable friend available 24/7, ready to engage in conversations on a wide range of topics.

In this article, we will provide you with clear and concise step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for ChatGPT in Zimbabwe, ensuring that you can quickly and effortlessly gain access to this powerful AI platform, explore its capabilities, and start engaging in enlightening conversations and inquiries. Whether you’re new to AI or an experienced user, our guide will walk you through the process, making it accessible to all Zimbabweans eager to embark on this exciting journey with ChatGPT.

ChatGPT for Zimbabwe Entrepreneurs

In addition to the exciting news that ChatGPT is now accessible in Zimbabwe, there’s even more reason for optimism: Zimbabweans can also access OpenAI models via API, opening up a vast avenue of entrepreneurship opportunities for those looking to build businesses centered around the transformative capabilities of AI. This is a game-changing development that holds the potential to catalyze innovation and economic growth in Zimbabwe.

With access to OpenAI’s API, entrepreneurs and developers in Zimbabwe can harness the power of state-of-the-art AI models to create a wide range of applications and services that cater to various industries and needs. For example, they can develop AI-driven translation services, virtual assistants, educational platforms, and content generation tools. Moreover, AI can be applied to healthcare solutions, financial services, natural language processing applications, and agricultural solutions. In addition, OpenAI’s image generation models can be used to develop applications for art and design, content creation, and even innovative marketing campaigns. These image models can generate stunning visuals, artwork, and graphics with remarkable realism and creativity. The possibilities are virtually endless, and this incorporation of OpenAI’s API into the entrepreneurial landscape of Zimbabwe presents an exciting opportunity for local talent to innovate, create jobs, and address pressing societal challenges. We will write a detailed article on the business opportunities that this opens up, join our Whatsapp Group for updates :

How To Sign Up For ChatGPT In Zimbabwe

1 Go to , then click on Sign Up. Take not its FREE to sign up and use.

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2. Enter your Email Address and Click on Continue

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3. It will then request you to create a password (the password should have at least 12 characters). Enter your new password and click continue

4. You will then see the Email Verification Page

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5. Check your email and click the Verify Email Button. This will redirect you to the ChatGPT website, and it will request your personal details (name and birthday). The date should be in the format month, day, year.  Then click Agree

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6. It will then require your Zimbabwean phone number. Enter the phone number, skip the first zero, so if your phone number is 0711111111 just enter 711111111 then click send code.

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7. Check your phone and enter the verification sms code you would have received

Chatgpt zimbabwe phone number verification code

8. After entering the verification code, it will automatically redirect you to the ChatGPT website. If during the redirect you receive any error like System Busy, just head on to and login using your email and password. Click on “Okay, let’s go” button and start using ChatGPT.

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9. We began by asking it why Zimbabweans didn’t have access to ChatGPT for almost a year, and below was the reply

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” I don’t have control over the decisions made by OpenAI, the organization behind my development. The rollout and availability of ChatGPT to users in different regions are determined by OpenAI’s policies and considerations, which may involve factors like technical infrastructure, language support, and other logistical considerations.

It’s important to note that OpenAI has historically phased the release of its models to different regions over time to manage server load, optimize performance, and ensure a smooth user experience. Decisions about access and availability are complex and influenced by various factors. If there were delays in access for specific regions, it could be due to a variety of reasons, such as addressing technical challenges, expanding infrastructure, or making improvements based on user feedback.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the availability of ChatGPT in specific regions, it’s recommended to check OpenAI’s official communications and announcements.”

NB: If you get the below “System Busy” message when trying to you login, then keep trying. Often we managed to login after the second or third try. The demand for ChatGPT is high right now and their servers are sometimes busy.

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10. You can also sign up and access ChatGPT via the ChatGPT Android App or iOS App.

ChatGPT Plus in Zimbabwe

ChatGPT Plus, is a premium subscription plan of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, priced at $20 per month. It offers several benefits to subscribers, including:

  1. New Voice and Image Capabilities: These features allow more intuitive interactions, such as voice conversations with ChatGPT ability to create images using AI,  and the ability to show ChatGPT images for reference.
  2. Enhanced Data Analysis and Content Creation Tools: For data enthusiasts, new beta features include file upload, data analysis, and multimodal support, facilitating easier and more convenient AI-driven data analysis and content creation.
  3. Browse the Internet: ChatGPT Plus has the ability for the AI to browse the internet. This feature expands the AI’s capabilities, allowing it to pull in current information from the web to answer questions, provide updated data, and even access recent news or articles, making ChatGPT more informative and versatile in its responses.
  4. Support for GPT-4 and Plugin Integration: ChatGPT Plus provides support for the advanced GPT-4 model and allows integration with various plugins, thereby offering a more dynamic and efficient conversational AI experience.
  5. Custom Versions of ChatGPT: OpenAI introduced custom versions of ChatGPT, known as GPTs, on November 6, 2023. These custom versions allow users to create a tailored ChatGPT experience for specific purposes, enhancing its utility in daily life, specific tasks, at work, or at home. GPTs enable the combination of customized instructions, additional knowledge, and a mix of skills, offering a more personalized and relevant conversational AI experience. This feature, available to paying subscribers, empowers them to create their own custom chatbots, optimizing ChatGPT’s capabilities to suit individual needs and preferences​
  6. General Access During Peak Times: Subscribers get uninterrupted access to ChatGPT, even during times of high demand.
  7. Faster Response Times: The service ensures quicker interactions compared to the standard version, enhancing the user experience.
  8. Priority Access to New Features and Improvements: Subscribers get early access to the latest features and improvements made to ChatGPT.

By default when you sign up you get access to the free ChatGPT. However you have the option to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus at $20/month. Unfortunately, on 15 November 2023 OpenAI temporarily suspended the option to upgrade to ChatGPT plus worldwide, as the demand for ChatGPT Plus had exceeded their server capacity. So we were unable to test whether you can upgrade using the local Mastercards and Ecocash Mastercard. However we think the local cards will work as Zimbabwe is now officially supported by OpenAI. We will do the upgrade test as soon as OpenAI reopens access to ChatGPT Plus and we will post an update in our Whatsapp Groups, click to join  : . You can also signup for the ChatGPT Plus waitlist by clicking on Upgrade which is on the lower left corner, and then you click Sign up for Waitlist.

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In conclusion, the addition of ChatGPT to Zimbabwe’s digital landscape marks a significant milestone in the country’s technological evolution. With these powerful AI tools now at your fingertips, the potential for innovation, entrepreneurship, and personal growth is boundless. We have only scratched the surface of what can be achieved with these capabilities, and it is our hope that Zimbabweans will seize this opportunity to shape a brighter, more innovative future. As you embark on this AI-powered journey, remember that the keys to success lie in your creativity, determination, and the incredible resources now available to you. Embrace the potential of ChatGPT and OpenAI models, and let your ideas and innovations flourish in this exciting new era of technology. The future is yours to shape, and with these AI tools, you have the world at your fingertips.