Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Vodacom-Mozambique, the local subsidiary of the South African mobile phone group Vodacom, on Thursday announced a 41 per cent cut in its tariffs. The basic cost for Vodacom mobile phone calls thus falls from 8.4 to five meticais a minute (at current exchange rates there are about 29.2 meticais to the US dollars). Vodacom-Mozambique Chief Executive Officer, Jose dos Santos, said this charge was valid at any time of day or night, and from a Vodacom number to any other Mozambican phone network, mobile or fixed.

- Telkom South Africa new mobile operator, 8ta, has dropped a bomb on rivals Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, introducing a cut-rate broadband product offering 10GB of data a month for R199 on a 24-month contract. For an additional R100/month, users will have 20GB of bandwidth — 10GB plus an extra 10GB for use between midnight and 5am.

- Zimbabwe based mobile network, Telecel has signed an agreement with money transfer service, TransferTo to enable people outside the country to transfer prepaid top-ups to phone accounts in Zimbabwe. Airtime transfers to Telecel Zimbabwe prepaid customers are available through multiple channels in key markets such as the UK, South Africa, Canada and USA.