Azerfon, known locally as Nar Mobile, has launched a new tariff dubbed ‘Nar Mobile Territory’ that allows users to make cheaper calls depending on the region in which they are calling from. Subscribers to the plan will see Mekan1 (in Baku and Absheron peninsula), Mekan2 (big cities and their suburbs) or Mekan3 (towns, villages and the the remainder of the country) on the display of their mobile phones depending on their location. When Mekan3 displays customers will be able to make calls three times cheaper than in the capital: cost of on-net calls will be AZN0.04 (USD0.05) per minute and other calls AZN0.07 per minute. Similarly, when Mekan2 shows calls will cost half of what they do when made in Baku. ‘We are launching innovative tariff plan ’Nar Mobile Territory’ which shall make use of mobile communication services much more convenient in distant districts and villages of Azerbaijan. The innovation shall also be pleasant to residents of the capital who go out to country to rest in summer and subscribers who travel often in the country,’ said Guido Helbich, General Director of Azerfon.
Meanwhile, in separate but related news, rival cellco Azercell has revealed that it installed 29 new radio base stations during May. Of the total, 15 are installed in Baku, three in Absheron, and the rest in Aghsu, Barda, Jalilabad, Ismayilli, Goychay, Shamakhy, Sheki, Tovuz, Zagatala and Zardab regions. The deployment brings Azercell’s total number of base stations to 1,403.