Aug 30, 2012
Cell C structures new international call planBack
Cell C|Ghana|Zone 1|Albania|Angola|Argentina|Australia|Botswana|Brazil|Bulgaria|Cameroon|Chile|Cuba|Denmark|Djibouti|Ethiopia|France|Gambia|Germany|Ghana|India|Israel|Japan|Lebanon|Lesotho|Liberia|Mexico|Mozambique|Namibia|New Zealand|Nigeria|Pakistan|Qatar|Saudi Arabia|Sierra Leone|Somalia|Sudan|Swaziland|Switzerland|Taiwan|Tunisia|United Arab Emirates|United Kingdom|United States|Zimbabwe|Telecommunications|Alan Knott-Craig
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While ensuring its 99c a minute standard call rate to 50 countries remained in place in Zone 1, the company would, from September 1, charge R1.99 a minute for calls to the 53 countries grouped in Zone 2, R2.99 a minute to the 66 countries in Zone 3, R3.99 a minute to the 22 countries in Zone 4 and R8.99 a minute for calls to the 35 countries grouped under Zone 5.
All calls were charged on a per second basis, and were applicable to fixed line and mobile numbers in the respective countries.
“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,” CEO Alan Knott-Craig said in a statement.
Zone 1 included Angola, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the UK and the US, among others.
Some of the countries included in Zone 4 are Albania, Bulgaria, Chile, Liberia, Sudan and Zimbabwe and Zone 5 included Cuba, Djibouti, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Tunisia.
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