MTN SA Cuts International Call Rates, Destination Zambia Included


MTN South Africa has just introduced a new promotion on their international call rates that enables subscribers to make calls outside the country for 79 c (about K). A bundle package will also be introduced where calls rates will be as low as 49 cents.

This promotion will run up to 31st January, 3 months from now. Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa said, “MTN South Africa has been able to leverage its relationship with selected MTN operations throughout Africa to bring customers low calling rates. There are also several international destinations that will form part of the promotion.”

These selected operations include Zambia, the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Botswana and Nigeria. Annetts further stated that MTN is dedicated to providing cost-effective services to its clients.

According to IT News Africa, the International Calling bundle includes R30 of inclusive value and is valid for one month from the time it is activated. Meanwhile, the subscription offer will give customers access to discounted international calling rates for an entire month at a rate of R5 per month. Customers can purchase the bundle or subscription by dialling *141*2*427#. The new promotion, bundle, and subscription offers are available to all MTN PayAsYouGo, Top Up, MyMTNChoice, and contract customers.

So incase your friends and family in SA on the MTN haven’t heard yet, tell them that calling you here in Zambia is now cheap. 49c is slightly less than 30 ngwee when converted. For a Zambia-to-SA call, the current rate is K1.58 during peak times and 30 ngwee during off peak hours, according to the MTN Zambia website.  So you’re better off having your South African based contact call you.



We commend anything that comes at a lesser cost to the consumer, because that is what proper service delivery has to do with anything; give people a service that makes them feel like they are getting a bargain, and with this new call rate, they just might.

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