Celtel continues to demonstrate its leadership quality in the cellular phone industry by reducing its tariff in the international gateway in a promotional drive that got underway yesterday and would end in July.
The reduction span across all destinations worldwide, but more significantly calls to United Kingdom, the United States of America, Lebanon, Guinea and South Africa will now be 35 units per minute and all other international destinations worldwide are 40 units effective yesterday.
Announcing the reduction at a press briefing yesterday at the Cabenda hotel, Signal Hill in Freetown, managing director Ted Sauti-Phiri said, “with this offer you only need your Celtel phone to make all your calls both locally and internationally,” adding that, “tell your friends and family overseas to call you on your Celtel phone for clarity, reliability of the network and ease of connection to Sierra Leone.”
The managing director recapping some of the feats they had achieved being the market leader for the past years, explained how they were pro-active in introducing new and innovative products and services that suite their customers’ needs and expectations at affordable prices. Ted Sauti-Phiri further reaffirmed that in August 2006 they introduced a significant tariff reduction when they extended their coverage in all the twelve districts in the country, while in February this year they launched the ‘Bomba’ tariff plan with a reduction on all local calls billed per second.
Contributing the chairman and vice president of Celtel, Steve Dorode, lauded the media for their tremendous cooperation they had been enjoying in the country maintaining that, “we very much value the support.”
Speaking on Celtel’s role in the country, he stated that “it is to make it more user friendly, more accessible, while explaining the need for a common cross border linkage, which is one of their ambitions here.
Marketing Director Bernard Sisay assured all in his vote of thanks that the new reduction was good for all Sierra Leoneans.