Potraz reduces costs for voice calls
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has set a minimum effective tariff chargeable per minute of voice calls and per megabyte of data including promotional packages.
According to communications by Potraz to mobile operators, the minimum price for traditional voice services shall be set at 12c per minute while the floor price for data shall be set at 2c per megabyte. The Regulatory Determination on Floor Prices for Voice and Data for Bundled Service Packages Including Promotions will come into effect on January 9, 2017. There is a significant change from the 16 cents per minute for voice calls last year.
The new mandatory tariffs are likely to affect NetOne OneFusion customers the most, whose data tariffs are currently priced below 2c per megabyte for all the various OneFusion plans. Econet and Telecel subscribers are set to benefit from the new floor prices as their monthly data bundles are priced between 2-3c per megabyte depending on the option selected.