Airtel Kenya slashes call rates

January 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

AIRTEL Kenya has lowered its call rate in Kenya to $ 0.0125 as it seeks to forge ahead in the telecommunications market and grow its subscriber numbers in the country.

The move comes barely six months after its call rates were lowered by more than 50 percent to $0.0375 in August last year, now represents a whopping 67 percent call rate slash.

Speaking at the launch of the new call rates, Airtel Kenya Managing Director, Rene Meza, said the move had been taken as a conscious business decision in line with the firm’s strategy of offering affordable communications solutions to its customers.

“At Airtel Kenya, our commitment to bring down the cost of mobile telephony is grounded in a belief that mobile phones are today an essential socio-economic tool; critical in nation building,” Meza said.

Meza further explained that Airtel Kenya would continue rolling out a range of value added services to complement its growing voice traffic.

“Given the support we have received from our existing subscribers’ and the hundreds of thousands more who are joining our network on a daily basis, we are glad to be in a position to be shaping Kenya’s mobile telecommunications delivery standards in a most defining way,” he said.

Airtel subscribers will now make cross network calls at $0.0125 from 6am to 6pm.

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