Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- AppChat mobile voice network operator is set to revolutionize South Africa’s telecom sector with its promise of affordable local and international calls.
AppChat promises per-second billing for daily off-net calls other than in-bundle and out-of-bundle billing rates. According to John Holdsworth, the founder and CEO of the MOVO, the firm will cut the calling costs in SA by 50 percent. Holdsworth told TechCentral he will achieve this through lean operations and instead of circuit switched operations, AppChat will use mobile VoIP in partnership with Cell C.

- SOMTEL Subscribers can now select multiple ring-back tones depending on who is calling or what time they receive a call, this was revealed during a press conference held at the company Headquarters . Speaking during the press conference SomTel head of marketing and sales Mr. Nassir Haji saleban Abdi accompanied by the Managing Director of SomTel Mr. Awil Salah and Mr. Farah Mohamed Elmi head of finance, said Danan allows SomTel users to preview new ring-back tones on the Web, upload their own voice clips, update their profiles, and perform other self-service activities.

- Nigeria - The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have partnered with Airtel in providing public health information for Nigerians.  As part of the arrangement, Airtel will provide dedicated lines for citizens to call in to NACA or NAFDAC. Citizens also receive text messages and alerts on issues of public health concern.