Upwardly mobile Telecel launches post-paid campaign, reveals expansion plans

26 Feb 2013

Telecel Zimbabwe has launched its ‘Red’ product range, aimed at increasing its post-paid subscriber base, targeting the middle- to upper-income user segment, local website TechZim reports. Contracts are for twelve months or, if a handset is included, 24 months, and include the options of post-paid or ‘flexible’ (hybrid post-/pre-paid). Of the three new packages, ‘Red 30’ (USD30 per month) includes USD30 worth of local calls/text messages/data, unlimited calls to a user-chosen Telecel number and a bonus 60MB of data; ‘Red 60’ (USD60 per month) offers unlimited on-net calls, unlimited local text messages, USD60 worth of local off-net calls/data and a bonus 120MB of data; ‘Red 150’ (USD150 per month) allows unlimited local calls across all networks, unlimited local text messages and unlimited data usage in Zimbabwe. Telecel has also revealed plans to expand its 2G/3G network of 437 base station transceivers (BTS) by a further 120 BTS by July this year to raise capacity and coverage, and is currently evaluating bids for the network expansion from Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp alongside Nokia Siemens Networks of Finland.

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