TTCL to offer fixed line pre-pay service

31 Mar 2004

The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), the monopoly provider of fixed line telephony in Tanzania, has announced that it will launch a pre-paid service for its fixed line customers. The move is aimed at controlling the number of unpaid bills and offering an alternative to the wireless companies’ pre-paid services. Initially the pre-paid option will be available in Dar es Salaam, with Arusha and Mwanza following shortly after. TTCL has been badly hurt by wireless competitors, with just 136,000 of its 220,000 lines actually in use.