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Telecel Zimbabwe stepped up its efforts to remove boundaries between different networks in the country by introducing a new prepaid service platform called Telecel Go.

The platform is going to reduce the cost of calls across all networks significantly below the regulatory standard charge.

Telecel Go has two categories which are “Telecel Go Juicer” which provides a standard low rate of 15 cents per minute to all networks no matter the time that you call, and “Telecel Go Flexi” which has per minute charges of 19 cents, 11 cents and 9 cents to all networks, depending on whether you make your call during the day or at night.

Addressing the media in Harare on Friday Telecel chief commercial officer Mr Ashraf Elguindy said all calls are charged per second giving customers maximum convenience.

“Data and SMS charges, at 11 cents and 9 cents respectively, are the same for both plans.

“Charges can be reduced further through purchasing voice bundles and SMS bundles, which can be used across all networks,” said Elguindy.

He said “data bundles and international voice bundles can also be purchased. This is done through dialing the normal short codes.”

Telecel has been making efforts to make calling affordable for its subscribers through reducing charges and making services more affordable.

The company has done this in the past through various promotions which made it possible for subscribers to make calls at below the standard charge set by the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

Mr Elguindy said they have been given a three month approval period by POTRAZ to run the platform hence they are still in consultations to make the platform permanent.

Speaking at the same occasion Telecel senior manager (marketing) Mr Clever Isaya said such promotions introduced in the past reduced the cost of Telecel to Telecel calls.

“Telecel Go is innovative, simple and certainly offers the best value for money. Subscribers simply have to dial *737# and choose which package they wish to go for,” he said

Mr Isaya added that with these rates, one is able to get a guaranteed six minutes from a dollar on Telecel Go Juic’r plan and up to 10 minutes per dollar on the Telecel Go Flexi plan to call anyone on any network. With Telecel Go, customers on both plans can buy bundles that offer a guaranteed 10 minutes for one dollar for calls to all networks. The calls bundles are charged per second.

Voice bundles, which can be accessed by dialing *146#, range in price from $1 to $10, with the minute rate going from 10 cents down to as low as 8,3 cents to all networks.

Source : The Herald