Mobile tariffs skyrocket in Zimbabwe

24 Jan 2006

Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile operator NetOne has raised its international call tariffs by over 150% in response to corresponding price increases made by state-owned TelOne, the country’s international gateway operator. Since the changes, NetOne’s international calls are charged at up to USD2 per minute, with its two rival GSM providers, Econet and Telecel, expected to make similar price hikes. TelOne has blamed the situation on rampant local currency inflation.

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