Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile operator Airtel Tanzania is launching a new promotion to drive subscriber uptake, offering pre-pay users an airtime bonus equivalent to five times their average daily spend on calls. The Daily News quotes Airtel managing director Sam Elangalloor as saying that the new promotion, dubbed ‘Jipatie Mara 5’, will encourage customers to talk more and hopefully entice new users to try out its services. Jipatie Mara 5 does not require any formal enrolment, he said, rather customers will be notified immediately once they have been awarded their 500% bonus.

- 8ta has introduced a tariff innovation to the South African mobile market, becoming the first mobile service provider in the country to launch an unlimited voice flat-rate subscription. The 8ta Unlimited Voice All-Net allows subscribers to make unlimited calls to all national mobile and fixed line networks at any time of day for a flat rate fee. Calls to Vodacom, MTN and Cell C numbers, as well as to fixed Telkom and Neotel lines are included in the offering.