TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE
- Nigerian mobile operator, Starcomms has introduced a 'Pay As You Surf' Service. This service will cost a nominal N1,000 ($8) one-off activation fee payment. With options of N7.40 ($0.06) per minute during peak time and N5.00 ($0.04) per minute during off-peak, the customer surfs at his/her convenience and pays for the exact usage. There is no monthly subscription to this service.
- Meditel, Morocco’s second mobile operator has launched its Blackberry service targeted at business customers. Two types of Blackberry are available, the Blackberry Pearl and Blackberry 8700.
- Celtel Nigeria has taken a bold step aimed at eliminating tariff discrimination in Nigeria by launching a new tariff plan called Flat Unity Tariffs plan that eliminates price discrimination across networks by providing the same rates across all networks in the country.