Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Nigeria’s telecommunications operator, Globacom has announced a new package which enables subscribers on its network to make unlimited intra-network calls by just paying N40 a day.

- Orange Uganda and Apple will launch the iPhone 3GS in the country next month after the phone turned heads in the USA and UK. Orange is hoping to target the elite clientele, seeking more value for their money from their cellular phones.

- Zimbabwe’s largest cellphone service provider, Econet Wireless, has launched a massive payphone project that will significantly lower the cost of communication for the low-income market. Through its Your Fone payphone brand, Econet will roll-out at least 25 000 units over the next six months.

- Handset manufacturer Mi-Fone has produced - a first in mobile technology for Africa - an embedded SIM Mobile handset. This has been done in conjunction with an unnamed African GSM Operator. The Mi205e embedded SIM handset has a SIM card embedded at factory level, protecting the GSM Carriers from people unlocking the phone as well enabling cost savings on fancy and expensive SIM card packaging.