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Ghanaians are angry for paying too much for mobile data

Ghanaians are outraged by a sudden surge in mobile data rates this month from major telecom companies like MTN, operating in the West African nation. With latest introduced rates, consumers of companies like MTN will have to pay almost $4 for 1G of mobile data. In a country where incomes or earnings of ordinary people are very low, that is extremely expensive for some and could cut many offline. A recent report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) revealed that Ghana was among some middle-income countries that pay higher…

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Kenya’s Safaricom offers data, voice plans without expiry dates

Kenya’s leading telco, Safaricom has rolled out new data and voice packages that do not have expiry dates. The company on Wednesday made public this latest policy that affects data, voice and SMS products. A Kenyan citizen is already in court asking that the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal stops Safaricom and Airtel from irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles. The new roll outs from Safaricom could be seen as a reaction to the several complaints from consumers about their expiry data packages. Under the new plans, Safaricom’s…

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