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Cell C adds 27 countries to 99c tariff

Cell C’s 99c per minute billing tariff will be extended to an additional 27 countries on 1 July, bringing the total number of countries people can call for under R1 per minute to 34.

Cell C’s 99c tariff will be extended to an additional 27 countries from Sunday 1 July, bringing the total number of countries to which Cell C customers can make calls at 99c per minute on per second billing at anytime, to 34 countries. 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 prepaid, postpaid 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,‚ says Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig.

Earlier this month and due to an unprecedented demand following its international call rate promotion to China, India, Pakistan, the UK and USA, Cell C converted the promotional 99c per minute rate to a permanent tariff to these countries as well as Australia and Hong Kong.

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.

He says the revised call rates will be set as default rates for Cell C prepaid, hybrid and postpaid 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.‚ Concludes Knott-Craig.

A comprehensive list of countries which can be called at 99 cents on per second billing by Cell C customers is set out below. The company will make further announcements on the revised tariffs for the remaining international calling destinations in July.

List of countries include:



1. Angola

3. Austria

4. Bangladesh

5. Belgium

6. Bermuda

7. Brunei

8. Canada

9. China

10. Cyprus

11. Egypt

12. Germany

13. Greece

14. Guam

15. Hong Kong

16. India

17. Italy

18. Kenya

20. Macau

21. Malawi

22. Malaysia

23. New Zealand

24. Nigeria

25. Pakistan

26. Portugal

27. Puerto Rico

28. Singapore

29. South Korea

30. Sweden

31. Thailand

32. UK

33. USA

34. Vietnam

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