18 September 2010

Telecom Namibia has announced new tariffs for the 2010/11 financial year with effect from 1 October 2010.

All international call charges will be kept unchanged. However, a tariffs promotional campaign to selected international destinations will be introduced for a period of 3 months.

Starting from 1 October 2010, Telecom will conduct a three months promotion for both fixed/Switch to fixed and fixed/Switch to mobile calls to international destinations at a flat rate of N$2.49 per minute. International calls are charged on a per minute basis with an initial call set-up charge of 85 cents.

The promotions includes international destinations such as RSA Mobile (peak), Angola, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA and the rest of the world.

The rate for calls to RSA Mobile during off-peak time remains at N$1.99, while call charges to RSA Fixed remain at N$1.99 per minute (peak) and N$1.19 per minute (off-peak).

Charges for calls destined to neighbouring destination, i.e. Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, remain unchanged.

ISDN and basic telephone line rental charges will be increased by average 9% for both business and residential customers, while site sharing & co-location rental chargeswill go up by average 9% from 1 October 2010.

"It is important to note that, except for the above-mentioned adjustments, no other tariffs have been adjusted," the company`s Department of Corporate Communications and the Public Relation said in a recent public notice.

The adjustments are in line with the ongoing tariff rebalancing process initiated by Telecom Namibia a few years ago. Tariffs rebalancing is the process of aligning the tariffs of services to the costs of providing them and eliminating cross-subsidising of services.

The tariffs rebalancing is based on the unique position of Telecom Namibia in the country`s telecommunication market as the only fixed line operator with nationwide presence and being the largest and fully integrated network of the country with the aim to give more and more advantage to customers towards whom Telecom Namibia always has its obligation to respond to their needs and with the aim to enhance usage of its vast, countrywide network.

"Our continued quest to rebalance tariffs reinforces Telecom Namibia`s image as a customer oriented organisation and the offer has been initiated keeping in mind the grass root reach of Telecom Namibia in terms of its customer base and thus making the use of Telecom Namibia`s services and products more accessible and affordable for its customers," says the public notice.

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