Neotel has reduced its peak tariff rate to R1,20 per minute, with its off-peak rate set to remain at 96 cents per minute, exclusive of VAT. The new rates exclude calls to the Cell C network while an agreement between the two companies is pending.

“We have always said any reduction in interconnection rates must benefit the consumer and we are happy that even our competitors are beginning to echo this message,” says Wandile Zote, executive head of corporate communications at Neotel.
“From the onset we committed ourselves to change the way South Africans communicate and our main differentiator has always been pricing and technology.  Moreover, all our voice rates are billed per second and there are no hidden costs,” he adds.
Neotel’s most recent price reductions are based on overall industry changes, such as access to Seacom, SAT3/SAFE, WACS, EASSY and regulator policies.
The company also remains on track to support geographic number portability from April 2010.