Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage
Cell C expands cut in international call rates
South Africa mobile operator Cell C will offer reduced call rates to more than 227 countries from 1 September. Following the launch of its ZAR 0.99 per minute call rate to 50 countries in recent months, Cell C has now reduced the call rates to an additional 177 countries. Cell C has also simplified its price plan to ensure more transparency when making calls abroad. Countries have been grouped into five different zones according to the new call rates and will be available to prepaid, hybrid and postpaid customers as default rates from 1 September. Calls will be billed on a per-second basis, and the new rates will be applicable to fixed line and mobile numbers in the respective countries.
Orange Kenya Offers Discounts to Users of Counterfeit Mobile Phones
Orange Kenya has launched what it is calling a "genuine mobile handsets" campaign dubbed Chagua Original through which subscribers will be able to purchase 3G-enabled devices at discounted prices of up to 60 percent.
The promotion comes just a month ahead of the government's move to switch-off all counterfeit devices on all of the country's four mobile networks by September 30 this year.
During the campaign period, which began on the 29th of August, subscribers purchasing smartphones or 3G devices at all Orange shops will also benefit from one month free internet access as well as free access to Wikipedia and Facebook.