Cheaper regional call tariffs could be coming down to Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo following the launch of Vodacom Tanzania's, MTN Uganda's and Safaricom Kenya's integrated network last week.

Mobile communication just got cheaper in three of the five East African Community (EAC) countries after scrapping of the dreaded roaming call surcharges by the three mobile giants. In the new partnership, subscribers to any of the three mobile companies can now make calls when across the borders at local rates and receive free incoming calls.

Addressing the media in Kampala during the launch, the top executives of the three mobile telecommunication firms said that they were also interested in partnering with networks in DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi as individual companies.

East African Business Week