Monday, February 23, 2009

Zain - ending roaming charges for Malawi

Zain assures Malawians of reduced roaming costs

Zain Malawi has assured Malawians who often travel abroad that the costs incurred in communication with people back home, due to exorbitant roaming costs, would soon be a thing of the past as the telecommunications company strategizes to buy out ten more internationally-acclaimed mobile service providers by 2010.

Zain Malawi Marketing Director, Enwell Kadango said in an interview at the end of the K70 million Zanyatwa promotions, some sectors of society had complained of high international communication costs when using the Zain network, a problem he attributed to lack of the company's offices in other up-market areas.

"But this will be a thing of the past very soon because our parent company plans to buy out, at least, 10 more internationally-acclaimed mobile service providers in a bid to increase our global coverage. This will be done by 2010," said Kadango.

He assured customers that the company would continue to offer advanced services, citing the Zanyatwa promotion as a benchmark.

He said no telecoms company had ever run an initiative worth K70 million, and distributed 5000 mobile phones and 10 million airtime vouchers as has happened with the company.

"We have 1.2 million subscribers when other providers have less than 500,000. It really shows that we are ahead of the game, and, with plans to buy out more renowned companies, international costs for communication will be reduced drastically," he added.

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