It turned out that the price reductions I posted about yesterday are really coming and will be targeting owners of prepaid phone lines. According to this article from The Daily Star, MTC Touch is releasing 3 new recharge cards tomorrow for its Magic prepaid lines:
- Start: Priced at $10 and has 30 talking minutes (Rate is $0.33/min)
- Smart: Priced at $16.6 and has 60 talking minutes (Rate is $0.27/min)
- Super: Priced at $30 and has 120 talking minutes (Rate is $0.25/min)
Given that there will be no hidden charges, MTC Touch is offering up to 36% reduction over the current rates ($0.39/min) and Alfa is supposed to follow a similar pricing. Pretty good in my opinion though the calling rates are still considered very expensive compared to the rest of the world. I just hope some day our government stops relying on this sector to fund its treasury and leaves the two operators to really compete on prices and services.
Next on the list is launching of the 3G service, let’s pray for it to arrive on time too!
Alfa also published the new rate plans for their prepaid lines which are now called “Waffer”. Thanks to Bechara.