Telecel reports 2m subscribers
TELECOMS| July 9, 2012, 4:49 p.m.
Telecel Zimbabwe reports that it now has two million active subscribers, an increase of half-a-million since the end of December 2011.
Telecel Zimbabwe chief commercial officer Ashraf Elguindy highlighted compelling new offers helping drive subscriber growth, including the introduction of data bundles and the reduction in the cost of these bundles to as little as USD2,50 for 55 megabytes, USD22,50 for 550 megabytes, USD42,50 for 1,250 megabytes and USD75 for three gigabytes.
This was not only the best value offered by any mobile network but was probably the lowest data service rates offered anywhere in Zimbabwe, he said.
He also referred to Telecel’s introduction of Tele-Tunes, a service that allows subscribers to substitute a tune or song of their choice for the ringing tone that callers hear when they phone them. Telecel was the first local company to introduce this service that has proved popular elsewhere.
“The last two years or so have been an exciting period for Telecel. We have led the way within the mobile telecommunications sector in reducing costs and making mobile communications affordable for everyone.
“The number of subscribers we have has soared to its present level of two million and continues to grow. The quality of our voice communications is, we believe, the best in the country,” he said.
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