TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zimbabwe’s Telecel has added a dollar's worth of free data to its one dollar Mega Juice airtime card, which already carries a dollar's bonus airtime. That means that for one Zimbabwe dollar, a Mega Juice card gives one dollar's ordinary airtime, one dollar's bonus airtime and one dollar's worth of data, which amounts to 10 megabytes of data.

- The Gaming Commission has given Vodafone Ghana the green light to launch a new SMS game dubbed ‘More Money’ to reward faithful customers with lots of prizes plus a GHS 100,000 cash prize for the person that would send the one millionth text message in the game.

- Over one trillion shillings has gone through the mobile money transfer service that was introduced by telecommunications companies in Uganda in 2009, the Bank of Uganda has said. Uganda's central bank said in its end of year report that over Ush1 trillion (about $400m) was transferred through mobile money services last year. Uganda's largest telecommunications operator, MTN Uganda, has noted upsurge use in the service with the money transferred through their network alone for the month of June recorded at Ush550b (about $220m).

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