Tigo, one of the leading telecommunication companies, has slashed its call rates from to Rwf30 from Rwf195.
The new tariff structure allows Tigo subscribers to call fixed lines at the cheapest tariffs on the market.
The new charges are particularly eased for calls dialed to Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey; the UK and Austria. The tariff call reduction also targets Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Ireland.
This adds on the facts that Tigo has the cheapest tariffs on calls to the USA, Canada, India and China. Its rival MTN Rwanda unveiled a promotion on mobile and fixed lines on peak hours at Rwf0.75 per second (Rwf45 per minute), happy hour Rwf0.15 per sec (Rwf9 per minute) and on weekends at Rwf0.55 per second.
Previously the tariff to Belgium, France, Netherlands, and United Kingdom was Frw 48 per minute and Frw199 per minute for the rest of Europe. A text message (SMS) to any country in Europe is charged Frw 90 only.
Philip Amoateng, Chief Executive Officer, Tigo Rwanda says “Tigo Rwanda is committed to constantly satisfying its customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations. We set out to provide affordable and accessible mobile services everywhere so that our subscribers can stay in touch with their loved ones and facilitate business by reducing the costs of communication”.
Tigo Rwanda has the most competitive international calling and SMS rates on the market. For instance, the cost of a text message (SMS) from Rwanda to Uganda, Kenya or South Sudan is charged at Frw45 only. If you want to call Kenya, Uganda or South Sudan, the rates are Frw68, Frw60 and Frw60 respectively.
Tigo Rwanda which is owned by Millicom, provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. It has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million customers in Africa.