TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

In Kenya, mobile operator Orange has entered into a strategic partnership with retail chain Nakumatt to sell the company's airtime at its 28 outlets countrywide. Customers will be able to purchase electronically generated airtime vouchers from the supermarkets tills in denominations varying from Sh100 to Sh1, 000.

Mobile network operator, Tigo Tanzania, plans a massive drive to penetrate into rural areas of the country during the next three years.The move is meant to help the company to stay in business and expand its market share in the wake of a cut-throat competition among mobile phone operators.

Vodacom South Africa now allows contract customers up to five SIMs per account at an additional monthly cost per SIM. This will allow Vodacom contract customers to make use of their data bundles on their PC, smartphone, or tablet and receive one consolidated bill at the end of the month, Vodacom said. The five SIMs can be used simultaneously and will each have a unique phone number associated with them. However, the four Multi Data SIMs will not be enabled for voice calls on the Vodacom network.

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