MTN South Africa has reduced the cost of international roaming rates on both voice and data.
“One of the biggest challenges to consumers when they travel abroad is the cost of roaming services and an overwhelming phone bill when they return back home,” said Serame Taukobong, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN SA.
“MTN has worked with Europe and SADC operators to provide affordable and convenient roaming options throughout these regions.”
MTN has a strong positioning with respect to roaming in the continent due to its footprint in Africa. MTN customers in Africa are not charged for receiving calls while roaming in the MTN SEA region and they are able to recharge using foreign currency while using their South African MTN SIM card.
MTN said that PayAsYouGo, and TopUP subscribers will enjoy reduced call rates while Contract customers will benefit from both call and data rates.
The new roaming rates, which have been effective since 17 May 2012, are as follows:
|Continent||****Local Calls||****Int. Calls / South Africa||****Receiving Calls||**SMSs||Internet (Per 25KB)|
|MTN South and East Africa***||R3.00||R5.00||Free||R1.50||R0.25|
** SMS rates are only applicable for roaming rates. Additional SMS charges as per price plan will apply.
*** MTN South & East Africa refers to MTN operators in Botswana (Mascom), Zambia, Swaziland, Rwanda and Uganda.
**** All Voice Calls are charged per minute.
#Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom. Note: Euro-Saver rates will be available when roaming on any operator in a Euro-Saver Country