Cell C has announced that it is cutting call rates to a further 177 countries after introducing a 99c/minute rate to 50 countries in recent months.
“We have spent a great deal of time negotiating better termination rates with our international partners. The termination rates, or rates charged by other operators to carry calls on their networks, remain the highest input cost both locally and abroad, when determining call rates,” says Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig.
The operator has grouped countries into five different zones based on different call rates. The rates will be available to all Cell C customers, whether they are prepaid, hybrid or postpaid.
All calls will be billed on a per-second basis and the new rates will be applicable to fixed-line and mobile numbers in the respective countries.
Zone 1 includes 50 countries at a call rate of 99c/minute. Calling destinations in this zone include Angola, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the UK and the US.
At R1,99/minute, zone 2 includes 53 countries, among them Argentina, Botswana, Israel, Japan, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.
Zone 3, at R2,99/minute, covers 66 countries, including Cameroon, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mexico, Switzerland and Qatar.
The remaining 58 countries will be added to Zone 4 and Zone 5 at R3,99 and R8,99/minute respectively. Zone 4 includes countries such as Albania, Bulgaria, Chile, Liberia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Zone 5 includes Cuba, Djibouti, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Tunisia. — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media