A Tunisian telecommunications operator is offering fixed and mobile customers bonus credit based on daily and weekly consumption. Tunisie Telecom’s move has been welcomed by customers and observers, who believe it is the right step for creating a more competitive market.
“I am excited to get extra credit because it means using my mobile more often will result in getting more time to talk to my friends and family,” said Hanan, a 22-year-old university student in Tunis.
The bonus credit can be accumulated from now until June 5 and there is no weekly fee in order to activate either the daily or weekly promotion.
According to the company, for every Dinar spent on calls or text messaging daily, people on the Ahla, Ahla Hbaybet and Sigounda services will be given a free Dinar of credit to be used during the same night between 10 pm and 6 am.
Tunisie Telecom said the limit is 20 Dinars per day, per person.
Ahmed Yussif, an analyst with the ministry of communications said the move is an “important step” toward creating more competition and creating a network that is supportive and beneficial to the customer.
“This is such an important step for Tunisie Telecom because it gives the users a chance to gain extra time and creates customers who believe in the mission and goals of the operator,” he said.
By Jonathan Terry