Mobile phone firm provide five minutes free time across network bundle

13Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mobile phone firm provide five minutes free time across network bundle

FIVE minutes of free time which Halotel customers will use to call any network in the market will be part of a new bundle launched yesterday dubbed, Tomato Plus.

Halotel’s Head of Communications, Mhina Semwenda speaks at a past event. File photo.

Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam Halotel Tanzania Limited’s Head of Communications, Mhina Semwenda said the new bundle provides room for the telecom’s customers to make free of charge for the first five minutes, when calling across all the networks.

“This is an improved service which is in line with our customers' needs in communication, which is designed to make them communicate unlimitedly," Semwenda said.

He said Halotel subscribers can join Tomato Plus bundle through the same USSD code with options for daily, weekly or monthly periods.

Semwenda further pointed out that Tomato Plus bundle is geared towards increasing efficiency and ability of Halotel customers to communicate with their peers across all networks in the market.

“This bundle is for Tanzanians especially business people, public and private sector employees and those who in urban and rural areas, who rely on mobile phones as their effective means of communication and doing business,” the Halotel spokesman added.

Halotel Tanzania which is a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Viettel Group started operation in the country in October 2015 with focus to connect rural areas where 80 percent of the country's population lives in isolation.