Cell C’s 99c tariff will be extended to an additional 27 countries from Sunday 1 July, bringing to 34 the total number of countries to which Cell C customers can make calls at 99c per minute on per second billing at any time.
Some of these tariffs to additional countries will be on a promotional basis, but are expected to become permanent tariffs by the end of July once approved by ICASA.
“Whether it is pre-paid, post-paid or international call rates, our overall pricing strategy is to simplify tariffs and offer very affordable rates. In order to achieve that, flat rates on a per second basis for voice are key and we are tackling all of our price plans across the board to ensure simplicity, affordability and complete transparency for our customers,” said Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig.
Effective Sunday, 1 July, this rate will include calls made to Angola, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Sweden and Thailand.
Knott-Craig said that the revised call rates will be set as default rates for Cell C prepaid, hybrid and post-paid customers. It is important to note that these are not VoIP calls, but pure circuit-switched calls ensuring the best quality possible.
“We will continue to negotiate with our international partners to ensure we are able to offer the best possible rates to our customers,” said Knott-Craig.
The company will make further announcements on the revised tariffs for the remaining international calling destinations in July.
A list of countries which can be called at 99 cents on per second billing by Cell C customers is set out below.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Korea