Orange launches Firefox smartphone bundle in Senegal, Madagascar

Telecoms

Orange this week launched its Klif smartphone bundled with a voice, messaging and data allowance in two African markets: Senegal and Madagascar.

Earlier this year the telco announced a partnership with Firefox browser maker Mozilla with a view to bringing affordable smartphones to markets across its operations in the Middle East and Africa.

At the time the operator said it would charge the equivalent of US$40 (€35.7) or less for the Klif smartphone as well as up to six months of voice, SMS, and data of up to 500 MB per month.

In Madagascar the telco is charging 119,000 ariary (€35) for the phone, 15 minutes of on-net voice calls and 50 on-net SMS per month for three months, and 250 MB of data per month for three months.

In Senegal, prices start at 20,000 CFA francs (€32) for a 1.5 GB mobile data pass valid for three months. The deal also includes calls and SMS, but it is not immediately clear to what extent.

"We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East," said Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, in a statement on Friday.
Source: Total Telecom 8 May 2015