Telecom Rolls Out Switch Post-Paid Today


By Staff Reporter WINDHOEK The roll-out of Telecom Namibia’s SWITCH service enters another phase today with the scheduled launch of post-paid services for its code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile subscribers. The post-paid services will hit the market under two separate calling plans for the business (switchbiz) and individual (switchself) market segments. “After the successful launch of pre-paid SWITCH services in many parts of the country, we are now planning to launch post-paid services for our mobile SWITCH subscribers,” explains Amanda Hauuanga, General Manager for Marketing and Sales at Telecom Namibia. “We have a good chunk of business already from pre-paid subscribers, but we also want to exploit the potential in the yet-untouched post-paid segment. With the launch of post-paid services, we are confident that our subscriber base will increase significantly,” said Hauuanga. Telecom Namibia customers will now be able to subscribe to the post-paid services and benefit from the savings available from a total package. Some of the benefits include uncapped post-paid plans, closed user group (CUG) facilities, great handset offers and a dependable network service. The call plans also offer free minutes and free SMSs which are applicable to calls within the Telecom Namibia network, providing real ongoing value. All call plans have been designed to keep the usage patterns of customers; these include switchself 1, 2, 3, and 4 for individuals. For Corporates and the SME segment, they would find the switchbiz10, switchbiz50, switchbiz100 and switchbiz200 extremely appealing. Hauuanga said she was pleased to be offering a complete telecommunications package to both business and residential customers based on the new post-paid SWITCH services. “The addition of post-paid to our SWITCH product range will enable us to provide a total solution for our customers, while extending our business into a dynamic and expanding market segment. “Our new SWITCH service recognizes the relevance of mobile telephony as an adjunct and alternative for fixed line telephones in some market segments. “Our focus will be on providing outstanding value through competitive rates and flexible plans, with a comprehensive range of the latest mobile handsets. As with our home phone and Internet services, we will be offering some of the most competitive mobile phone plans and bundled savings available,” said Hauuanga. “As a leading telecommunications service provider, Telecom Namibia remains committed to giving customers value for money. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with customers by providing quality fixed and mobile services,” she added. “We have very aggressive goals to meet the ever-increasing demand for mobile voice and data services, as we grow our existing pre-paid customer base and introduce new and innovative value-added services in an environment of fixed-mobile convergence,” Hauuanga concluded.