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MTN Rwanda cuts roaming tariffs
Kigali - In line with the East Africa One Network Area agreement, Rwanda’s leading tele communications services provider MTN, today announced that it has lowered roaming charges that will empower its customers to connect with business associates, family and friends at discounted rates.
MTN has implemented the One Network Area concept within the EAC starting with Kenya. MTN customers roaming on all networks in Kenya, both Prepaid and Post-paid will now be charged 68 Rwf from the previous rate of 178Rwf. Calling Kenya is now at 60Rwf per minute from 122Rwf. Receiving calls was 51Rwf and is now free. We are committed to provide affordable communications services to all our customers. Roaming charges which have always been a hindrance for many within the East African region will now drastically go down, which we expect to stimulate growth in the telecommunications sector,” said Robert Rwakabogo, MTN Marketing Operations Senior Manager.
The One Network Area is a regional framework between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan that that will see significantly reduced roaming charges and other surcharges for telecommunications traffic to make roaming services more affordable and to improve regional connectivity.
The launch will exclude Uganda for now as it is still reviewing its policy framework to allow the dropping of roaming fees in the country.
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