Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage
* Airtel Tanzania plans to increase its coverage to more remote parts of the country and increase the availability to subscribers of its Air Money financial service, The Daily News reports citing the cellco’s communications director Beatrice Singano Mallya. Airtel currently boasts coverage of 85% of the population the official says, but is looking to increase this, with a focus on delivering access to remote parts of Tanzania. Airtel is also looking to steal a marc on its rivals in a competitive climate by offering state-of-the-art services based on 3.5G technology.
* Vodafone Ghana, a leading telecom operator in the country has offered 70% discount on current roaming charges for Hajj pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia. The incredible offer from the telecommunications giant allows pilgrims who visit the Saudi Arabian kingdom this Hajj to stay connected to their loved ones and pay less during and after the season.
* Mobile service provider, Orange has unveiled an airtime top-up service dubbed Pewa that will enable its customers to receive emergency credit.
The service is available to its pre-paid customers and the airtime can be used for both on-net and off-net calls, SMS and Data.
The company CEO Mickael Ghossein said the credit is payable within 24 hours with no interest charged. Interest will be charged if the advance is not repaid within 24 hours. To access the benefit, Orange subscribers will need to dial *133#.
With the emergency credit the Orange customers to access free on-net calls and SMSs through the Orange Holla tariff
The service will enhance its customers loyalty. It competitors Safaricom and Airtel have been running the Okoa Jahazi and Kopa credo services.
* Tunisia’s leading telecom operator Tunisie Telecom announced that it would give 50 percent off all voice calls from Tunisia to Saudi Arabia as part of its Hajj pilgrimage offering.
The company said that the rates will apply for all calls to the Gulf Kingdom from October 6 through November 11 as thousands of Tunisians head to Saudi to perform the annual Islamic pilgrimage.