Partnership agreement drives roaming costs down across nine African countries

A new roaming service will allow Tanzanian subscribers to use their mobile phones freely across nine African countries. Customers of Vodacom Tanzania will now be able to receive free incoming calls and messages, as well as benefit from cheaper call and data rates while travelling abroad.

The operator has reached an agreement with various partners in each of the countries, including its Vodacom counterparts in South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho and DRC Congo. In addition, it has entered into a roaming alliance with Vodafone in Ghana, Safaricom in Kenya, UTL in Uganda, UCOM in Burundi, and MTN in Rwanda and Uganda.

Commenting on the new Africa roaming service, Rene Meza, Managing Director at Vodacom Tanzania says, “We know that people want to remain connected at an affordable rate whether they are at home or on holiday in South Africa or travelling for work in Ghana and that nobody likes the headache of worrying about roaming bills.”

“What we’re launching today is a solution to give our customers peace of mind when travelling. Data roaming has been - and still is - an expensive affair for most operators, and we are proud to reduce substantially - together with voice and SMS - our data roaming charges for our customers travelling in any of our African family” added Mr Meza.

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