Telecommunications operator Globacom, has made a reduction the its international call tariffs. The slash in price which is up to 55% was necessary to enable Nigerians better connect with friends and family abroad in this pandemic period. This was made known by the company in a press statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday.
The statement reads;
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
Glo revealed that the 55% reduction in price affects countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Also affected neighboring countries like the Cameroon, Niger, Benin Republic, Togo and Cote D’Ivoire. It also said that the reduction in tariff comes with no subscription fee.
The telecom giant said calls to the UK which used to cost between N30 and N130 per minute will now cost between N24 and N100 per minute. Calls to Côte d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Togo and Niger will now cost N150 per minute instead of N200. While that of South Africa will be N85 per minute instead of N150.
Calls to Saudi Arabia will now be charged at N55 per minute, while calls to France and Ireland was slashed to N50 and N40 from N65 and N60.