Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Vodacom Tanzania has introduced a new Kama Kawaida campaign that enables its subscribers to make calls at the local rates of the country they are visiting. The subscriber can enjoy the roaming service to countries in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi). Vodacom customers can continue to top up with Safaricom vouchers while roaming with Safaricom in Kenya, while in Uganda, they can top up with either MTN or UTL vouchers, in Rwanda, they can recharge with MTN vouchers, and in Burundi they can use UCom vouchers to recharge their accounts.

- Millicom Ghana, operators of Tigo, in partnership with Research In Motion (RIM), has launched the new Black Berry Bold (BBB), with a special Tigo post-paid package for its valuable customers in the Ghanaian market.

- MTN has hit the four-million subscriber mark, reinforcing its position as the leading telecommunications company in Uganda.

- Neotel, South Africa’s SNO is starting to gain ground in the consumer and small business market, signing up around 150 new NeoConnect and NeoFlex subscribers per day. This growth is significant for any new entrant in the market, but it would have been far higher if Neotel had more extensive network coverage.