Digital telecommunications service provider, Globacom has slashed call tariffs by 55% to international destinations in a bid to ensure that its customers keep in touch with their loved ones abroad at much more affordable rates.
The company explained in a press statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday that the reduced tariffs are devoid of subscription fee.
The tariffs are applicable to major destinations such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Within the African continent, the tariffs cover Cameroon, Niger, Benin Republic, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Though the tariffs differ from one country to another, Globacom said the tariffs are still the most competitive in the market.
“United Kingdom which used to cost between N30 and N130 per minute now cost between N24 and N100 per minute depending on the network the call is being terminated on. Similarly, calls to Spain and Italy have been reduced to N75 and N60 per minute from N90 and N130 respectively,” Globacom further added.
Calls to South Africa will now attract N85 per minute instead of N150, while calls to Saudi Arabia will cost N55 per minute instead of the former N60 per minute, the statement said, adding that the tariff for France and Ireland, has been reduced to N50 and N40 respectively from N65 and N60, while calls to Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Togo and Niger will now attract N150 instead of the old N200 per minute tariff.
Globacom enjoined its subscribers to avail themselves of the tariff reduction to communicate at cost-effective rates with their friends and relations in the destinations covered by the new tariffs especially in light of the prevailing global lockdown occasioned by the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The network enthused that these reductions have made calls to loved ones abroad more affordable, as it emphasised that its tariffs to other major destinations such as the United States, India and China are still the most competitive in the market. “Subscribers can enjoy premium quality calls to these countries for just 50 kobo per second,” the company said.
“We understand the need for our subscribers to stay in touch with their friends and family overseas now more than ever before. With the ban on international travels imposed by most countries because of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are unable to travel to reunite with loved ones. They now rely heavily on efficient and affordable telecom services to communicate with them. We have, therefore, reduced tariffs to these major destinations to make our subscribers still feel at home even when they are thousands of miles apart from their loved ones,” Globacom noted.