MTN takes cheaper calls to Africa

MTN has introduced its lowest international call rate promotion to selected African destinations for as little 75 cents per minute.

This adds several “key” African countries to the promotion announced on 10 September, which will be running until the end of the month.

MTN customers will now be able to make calls to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria, Lesotho and Swaziland at the new rates, which range between R0.75 and R8.99.

The following table, provides an overview of MTN’s lowest international call rates into Africa.

Destination Rate
Nigeria R0.75
Angola R0.99
Lesotho R1.59
Mozambique R1.59
Swaziland R1.69
Kenya R1.99
Botswana R1.99
Egypt R1.99
Namibia R2.29
Malawi R2.39
Uganda R2.49
Cote d’Ivoire R2.49
Rwanda R2.49
Ethiopa R2.99
Gabon R2.99
Ghana R2.99
Niger R2.99
Chad R2.99
Tanzania R3.59
Zimbabwe R3.89
Liberia R3.99
Senegal R4.89
Congo R4.89
Somalia R6.19
Libya R6.29
Burundi R6.29
Tonga R6.29
Gambia R8.89
Algeria R8.99
Madagascar R8.99
Sierra Leone R8.99
Tunisia R8.99

MTN SA chief marketing officer, Brian Gouldie said that the promotional countries were extended after MTN observed a need amongst a large base of its customers to make calls to African countries.

The new international call rates are all billed on a per second basis.

The promotion started on 8 September 2013, and the new rates will be available until the end of the month of September 2013.

Other countries that are part of the 75 cents promotions include: Bangladesh, China, India, Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, USA, Canada and Germany.

The new international call rates are only available to MTN PayAsYouGo and MTN Zone TopUp customers.

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