Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Tanzania, Zantel has launched its SIM SWOP service for mobile phone users of all networks in Tanzania. The service will enable customers to have the same number on various networks and will not bother to change numbers or stop using one.

- Following the successful completion of tests in Nairobi, Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph said the mobile operator plans to launch a 3G service by the end of April. The HSPDA-enabled network will allow the company to target corporate customers with high speed mobile internet and voice services. In the meantime, Safaricom has also signed distribution agreement with the Postal Corporation of Kenya which will be selling airtime in its outlets across the country.

- Tanzanian mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania has launched a loyalty programme for its four million customers, reports Telecompaper. Under the scheme the cellco will offer users ‘Tuzo Points’’ and Tuzo Draws’ as part of the programme. Customers can earn a point for every TZS100 (USD0.08) they spend on the operator’s services, for every minute of call time used and for every week they are ‘actively’ connected to the network. The accumulated points can then be exchanged for rewards.