March 26, 2018 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
One of the leading GSM companies in the country, Orange Telecom Sierra Leone, Friday, March 23, 2018, launched a 40% permanent reduction in data price.
Speaking during the launch at the company’s headquarters in Freetown, Chief Executive Officer Sekou Drame said the significant reduction calls for celebration among their esteemed subscribers across the country.
He stated that they had promised their customers in 2017 to upgrade, modernised and expand their network to enhance reliability, coverage and quality of network, as well as voice and data services.
Mr. Drame disclosed that the telecom giant has invested the sum of US$33 million to erect new pole sites across the country, coupled with other improvements that are invisible to their customers.
“We are now happy to inform the public that we have completed the project and we are ready to provide the quality service we promised. The reduction will enable our customers to browse through the internet for longer periods at low and affordable cost,” he said.
In his presentation, Data and Device Manager, Felix Zacky Macauley, said they have increased allowance in all data bundles to reflect the market and that the customer menu also reflects what customers had demanded as to simplicity.
According to Macauley, the company’s data offer is the lowest, most diversified and that one bundle would be required for each need and speed.
“5MB is now sold at Le450, 16MB at Le1,400, 65MB at Le4,500, 90MB at Le8,500, 4GB at Le125,000 and 6GB at Le200,000,” he said.
As a way of satisfying their customers, Orange Telecom in 2017 massively reduced their data bundle tariffs by up to 58% and in the process added new data bundles.