Cell C now offers R10 per minute international roaming rate


In what appears to be an effort to keep customers connected no matter where in the world they are, Cell C has dropped its international roaming rates for 58 destinations.

From 13th September Cell C subscribers will be able to make calls at a rate of R10 per minute. Data will be charged at R10 per megabyte and text messages will cost R2.99 each. We have to say, those are pretty decent rates.

However, to enjoy these discounted rates Cell C customers will need to manually select discounted networks when roaming. A list of these networks will be made available on Cell C’s website from 13th September.

Something to note however is that on Emtel in Mauritius and Netone in Zimbabwe the rates will differ. If you use the Emtel network calls will be charged at R20 per minute while data will cost you R20 per MB. On Netone subscribers will pay R15 per minute for calls and R15 per MB.

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“Cell C is continuously working with foreign operators to increase the number of networks and countries where our customers can enjoy a worry-free and predictable roaming experience by providing more affordable roaming rates,” Cell C’s chief executive officer, Jose dos Santos said in a statement.

The full list of countries where these new roaming rates apply follows below.

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Benin
Brazil
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Columbia
Congo DRC
Congo Republic
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Gabon
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Kenya
Lesotho
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mexico
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Spain
Switzerland
Tanzania
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uganda
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Finally, remember that you can always use WhatsApp or you preferred app to text and make calls, provided you have wifi. Even if the place you’re staying doesn’t offer it for free, paying for some time at a restaurant or internet cafe or similar may be cheaper than the roaming rates above.

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