MTN subscribers can expect to pay up to 60% less for calls to international destinations.
The new rates will be applicable when an MTN customer – either contract or pre-paid – makes a voice call, while in South Africa, to any number on either a fixed or mobile network outside of South Africa (fixed or mobile).
MTN stresses that the new international calling rates should not be confused with international roaming where an MTN customer travels to another country and is able to make and receive calls.
Due to a change in government legislation, MTN has been able to reassess its position in terms of the pricing of international calls and this has allowed the operator to make significant changes to the international calling service.
With the new international call rates, MTN contract customers will experience a saving of up to 29%, depending on their calling destination, while Pay as You Go customers will save up to 60%.
Aside from reducing the international call rates, MTN has created a simpler, transparent rate structure. Before making a call, MTN customers are now able to calculate exactly how much a call is going to cost them, thus eliminating the nasty surprise when they get their monthly bill, or suddenly finding a chunk of their Pay As You Go airtime consumed.
Donovan Smith, GM: Consumer Segments at MTN, comments: “As a customer-centric organisation, we continually look at ways to improve our service and enhance the lives of our customers. The reduction of MTN’s international calling rates and the new simplified rate structure enables our customers to make that international call when they want to.”