TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe’s mobile operator, Econet Wireless has officially opened the country's largest call centre in Harare's Graniteside industrial area to handle increased traffic from its growing subscriber base. The commissioning of the call centre comes as Econet's investment into customer care is winning international recognition.

- The world's top cellphone maker Nokia unveiled three new cheaper messaging phone models challenging the dominance of RIM's Blackberry in the mobile e-mail market. The new C3 model with a full keyboard and priced at just 90 euros ($122) excluding taxes and subsidies is likely to be one of the key devices for Nokia this year. In addition to the mid-range C3 model, Nokia also unveiled the C6 and E5 smartphones, priced at 220 euros and 180 euros.

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