PRESS RELEASE: Vodacom discounts international calling rates by up to 88%
Vodacom has launched a new product called International Calling Plus which allows customers to call 118 countries from as little as 89 cents per minute on per second billing, giving customers a saving of up to 88% on international calls. The product will be available from this Sunday, 26 May 2013.
Speaking about this, the head of Vodacom's consumer business unit Phil Patel said:
"We tested the waters late last year with our 89c calling promotion to 52 countries. It proved so popular that we've added 3 new zones with additional countries priced at R1,19, R1,79 and R2,89 respectively and made it a permanent product available to all customers, whether Prepaid, Top-Up or Contract.
"We picked 118 of the most popular calling destinations and reduced the prices where our costs allow us to drop the rates to our customers. The idea is that you should be able to talk to family and friends pretty much everywhere for longer at affordable rates."
International Calling Plus costs just R5 per month and can be set up by dialing *111#, and selecting "International Calling Plus" from the "Buy bundles and services" menu. Calls are billed per second, from the first second and the discounted rates apply to both landlines and mobile phones in any of the 118 countries, at any time of the day.
All customers who signed up for the previous international calling promotion have been informed of the new International Calling Plus offer.
Some of the popular destinations customers can call at the rate of 89c per minute include Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America. In addition, customers can now also call neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland for only R1,79 per minute.
A list of the 118 countries covered by International Calling Plus is attached. For further information customers can contact customer care on 111 (free from a Vodacom cellphone) or 082 111 from any other phone, or e-mail email@example.com.
Vodacom is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to around 50 million active customers. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo ('DRC'), Mozambique and Lesotho.
Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue. We're listed on the JSE Limited and our head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On behalf of
Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs
Vodacom Group Limited
Vodacom Group Limited
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