Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Orange Botswana is launching prepaid packages under the name Ola!, Biztech reported. Ola! Classic starting at BWP 6 a day, contains minutes to call all networks and SMS; Ola! Social starts at BWP 6 a day, contains minutes to call Orange numbers, SMS and social data for Facebook and Twitter; Ola! Surf & Talk starting at BWP 12 a day, contains minutes to call all networks in Botswana and internet data; and Ola! Ultimate starts at BWP 20 a day, with minutes to call other networks in Botswana as well as unlimited SMS and internet data. The four packages are available at different prices depending on duration, which can either be daily, weekly or monthly.

- Telecom Namibia, offering mobile services under the TN Mobile brand, has announced on its website the expansion of commercial 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ services to Omuthiya, the capital town of Oshikoto region, while revealing that it will also launch the 21Mbps 3G data services in at least three additional towns around the end of March.

- Cameroon's Orange is to offer medical advice via text message from next month in association with the country's Ministry for Health.