Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Telecom Namibia launched a wireless pre-paid 3G mobile high-speed data service at the end of last week. The package comes with free activation, 100 megabytes (MB) of free downloads with a usage tariff of N$1.30 per MB and a one-off pre-paid package costing N$1 749.

- Etissalat, the newcomer in the Nigerian mobile market, announced the introduction of Homezone . This innovative feature will enable customers to choose and register any area of their choice nationwide in the launch cities, and in other cities subsequently, as their Homezone. Calls within the registered Homezone will attract discounted costs compared to calls made in other areas.

- Kenya’s Mobile phone service provider, Safaricom, has unveiled lower calling rates for its subscribers. Both PrePay and PostPay subscribers will enjoy new lower calling rates at Sh5 from 10 pm to midnight, and Sh2.50 from midnight to 6 am everyday, including weekends.

- Zain Uganda has revised its calling rates. Customers can now make calls as low as sh3 per second within its network.