Amidst Rising Inflation, Telcos Are Rolling Out Cheaper Tariff Plans

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Despite the rising inflation across sectors of the economy and globally, telecommunications operators in Nigeria are still rolling out more affordable tariff plans. This is according to a newly approved tariff plan for MTN, Airtel, and 9Mobile by the Nigerian Communications Commission.

This is coming barely two months after the NCC had rejected plans by the telcos to increase tariffs due to the rising cost of diesel; which increased their operating costs. The tariff plans coming with different packages have been scheduled to be rolled out by the operators later this month. Also, in early or mid-August.

Airtel, for instance, is to roll out Smart value Tariff Plan by August the 5th. Teleco said it is a voice-only plan that allows all calls to be at a flat rate of N9.22/min. The plan will also offer subscribers calls to 5 international countries (USA, UK, Canada, India, and China) at 55k/sec. While calls to other countries will be at standard rates.

Similarly, MTN has applied and got approval for the extension of its MTN Yafun Yafun promotion, which offers subscribers 8x the value (700% bonus) on all recharges done via physical, logical, and VTU recharge channels.  The promo is to kick off by August 16, according to the NCC’s record.

-Nairametrics.

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