Airtel has announced that subscribers on the network can use their mobile phones in all Airtel operational countries in Africa without paying roaming charges. Airtel currently operates in 17 countries in Africa including Ghana.
The other countries are Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Niger, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Gabon, Chad, Congo DRC, Madagascar, Congo, Seychelles and Zambia.
The Marketing Director of Airtel Ghana, Oare Ojeikere, in a release, disclosed that Airtel’s One Network means that subscribers who travel to any of the above countries can receive calls for free and be charged at the local rates of their respective countries when they make calls.
‘They can additionally top up their airtime using Airtel scratch cards bought from the streets of the countries they are visiting without bothering about roaming charges,’ he said.
This new development comes at a time when Airtel has added another country, Rwanda to its operations, bringing to 17 the number of countries Airtel operates in Africa.
Mr. Ojeikere explained that ‘the One Network idea ensures that our subscribers pay less for calls even when they are away from their home countries, clearly this reduces the phone bills of the over 50 million subscribers Airtel has across the 17 countries we operate in.’
Airtel Ghana has also introduced a series of attractive promos for customers who wish to use its network to make international calls to destinations like the USA, India, China, Singapore, among others.