JOHANNESBURG, 04 April, 2012 - Vodacom customers can expect huge roaming savings when travelling to 6 African countries where Vodacom and Vodafone operate. These countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania. Vodacom is leveraging its presence and that of its parent company Vodafone in these African countries, to provide customers who travel to these countries with reduced rates applicable across the Vodacom and Vodafone networks.
The flat rates have resulted in roaming data rates being reduced by more than 70%, from R17,50/MB to only R5/MB. In addition, roaming customers will also enjoy free incoming calls when they travel in these countries.
Rates for Africa Family Roaming are as follows (VAT Inclusive):
*Data roaming is only available to Contract customers and charged in 10KB increments
- Free incoming calls
- Local Voice call - R2.90
- Call back to South Africa or an International call - R5.00
*Voice calls are charged on a per minute basis
- Local and international SMS messages - R1.50 per SMS
- Free incoming SMS messages
Commenting on the new Africa roaming service, Romeo Kumalo, Chief Commercial Officer at Vodacom says, "We know that people want to remain connected whether they are at home or on holiday in Mozambique, and that nobody likes the headache of worrying about roaming bills. What we're launching today is a solution to give our customers peace of mind when travelling. They now have one low roaming rate across our African family of networks and an especially aggressive data rate - just in time for the Easter holidays."
These rates are only applicable when roaming on the Vodacom Lesotho, Vodacom Mozambique, Vodacom Tanzania, Vodacom DRC, Vodafone Ghana and Safaricom Kenya networks. The reduced rates will automatically apply to all customers who are roaming on the networks above. Standard roaming rates will apply if roaming on a non Vodacom or Vodafone network in these countries.
For further information about international roaming customers can visit www.vodacom.co.za/roam or they can contact customer care on 111 from a Vodacom phone or 082 111 from any other phone, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Vodacom is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to more than 50 million customers. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo ('DRC'), Mozambique and Lesotho.
Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue. We're listed on the JSE Limited and our head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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