Mobile network operator Cellcom Telecommunication has introduced a flat rate for costs made across all networks in the Liberia, the first since the advent of the global system for mobile telecommunications (GSM) in the country.
Cellcom introduced the flat payment plan as a new promotional campaign tagged Liberty Flat Rate to its subscribers.
Cellcom’s chief media consultant Kimmie Weeks described the promotion as signifying the introduction of Liberia’s lowest rate for calls made from Cellcom to other GSM networks in Liberia.
To switch to the plan, he urged subscribers to dial *123#. Upon confirming the subscription, users can then enjoy calls to all networks at 10 Liberian dollars per minute.
“Upon uploading into this program, the units recharged are changed automatically into Liberian dollars account and can also be changed back to United States dollars if so desired. This campaign introduces our Cellcom subscribers to a much cheaper call rate to Cellcom as well as to any network as compared to Lonestar or any network calling from within,” he said.
Subscribers to Lonestar network pay 15 US cents per minute for calls within the network while those on Cellcom network pay 10 Liberian dollars for calls made within and outside the network.
“This is a different campaign from that of the 9 cents we put forth some time ago,” a Cellcom representative clarified.
The objective of Cellcom is to make communications affordable for all users including parents who are struggling to make ends meet for the family as an aftermath of the nation’s recent stiff economy, according to Weeks.