TCRA suspends cellcos’ revised data tariffs

7 Apr 2021

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has announced it has suspended the new data tariffs offered by the country’s mobile operators, following criticism from customers that they are too high. The Citizen reports that telecoms firms revised their prices for voice calls, SMS and data services in order to align their tariffs with new regulations published by the regulator which came into effect on 2 April 2021. ‘The TCRA is temporarily suspending the new data bundles so as to give room for service providers to conduct a detailed analysis that should culminate into new tariffs that effectively put into consideration the interests of consumers,’ according to a statement from the regulator.