Kenyan operator Safaricom says the government's recent amendments to the Customs and Excise Duty Act, gazetted on 01 February, has effected an upward review of its M-Pesa tariffs, which will take effect on 08 February. Tariffs for transactions worth more than KES 101 will go up by 10 percent, with charges for transactions under KES 100 remaining unchanged.
AIRTEL Tanzania on Wednesday announced that it has reduced tariffs to 10 cents a second after the first two minutes of the call. "We have lowered our call rates by 70 per cent to continue to offer innovative, flexible and affordable value that meet the growing demands and needs of all our customers," Airtel Managing Director, Mr Sam Elangalloor said.
Dar es Salaam. Clients with Vodacom Tanzania can now enjoy faster data speed following the company’s investment in its 3G networks and connection to the National Information Communication Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB).
According to firm’s managing director Rene Meza Vodacom connected its northern optic fibre ring, that is, Dar es Salaam-Arusha-Dodoma to the NICTBB in November.
Samsung South Africa has announced that it has partnered with Garmin Southern Africa to offer the Garmin Navigon navigation app for free on all Samsung Galaxy Note II devices. Users with existing devices can download the app from the Samsung Apps store immediately. Samsung also announced that the Navigon app would be ready loaded on new Galaxy Note 2 devices in future. Once the app is installed, users need to download all the available local maps through their Wi-Fi connection to get a complete navigation service on the go. This download only needs to be done once, Samsung said.
South Africa's FNB Connect says it will offer its ADSL customers free Wikipedia data browsing between 19:00 hrs and 23:00 hrs in a bid to assist pupils. This follows a plea from Grade 11 learners at Sinenjongo High School, Joe Slovo Park in Cape Town, to South African network operators, asking them to provide free mobile access to the research website.
Vodafone customers and Facebook enthusiasts have a reason to smile, as Ghana’s most respected Telco, Vodafone Ghana, is offering free browsing on Facebook for existing customers on their Streamer internet bundle.
Unlike any other offer in Ghana, Vodafone’s free Facebook browsing gives internet users full access to Facebook to upload and download pictures, chat and share information at no extra cost.
South Africa’s G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi will be available free of charge to Mango airline passengers on all enabled flights between Durban and Johannesburg.
The airline plans to break connectivity records during this time, and more than double its lead on the global uptake average of 8%. Mango’s G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service was launched in May this year. The gratis period runs from December through to 31 January 2013.
Cellcom GSM Company has announced a drop in its tariff for the GPRS/ Edge internet service as the provider of the lowest rate in the internet service compared to other telephone companies in the country.
Previously, the Company charged U$49 monthly for the GPRS/Edge but is now charging U$20 compared to LoneStar's price of U$40.
The company sold the weekly package for US$15 is now US$6 compared to LoneStar's price of US12.