Rwandan cellular operator Airtel
has introduced a series of new pre-paid top-up packages which offer Unlimited
on-net calling for a specified period, in a shift away from the current practice of per-second or per-minute billing. A report from AllAfrica says that Airtel
customers topping up by RWF7,000 (USD11.12) will receive a month of Unlimited
free calls to other Airtel
users. A top-up of RWF2,000 will, meanwhile, offer a week of on-net calls, while the daily Unlimited
on-net rate is RWF300. Airtel
Rwanda head of marketing, Heritiana Randrianarison, said the package gives callers more freedom, while also making calling more affordable to all Rwandans.
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Airtel
is the newest entrant in the country’s wireless sector, launching its services in March this year to compete with established players MTN and Tigo. Airtel
claimed 110,304 subscribers at the end of June to give it a 2.5% share of the overall mobile market.
Unlimited Call Packages, Airtel Introduces Rwanda’s first