This June, East African Countries Adopt Lower Roaming Rates

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Except for Kenya, every other East African nation taxes cross border calls. Burundi levies Sh 13 per call, Tanzania Sh 10, Rwanda Sh 9 and Uganda Sh 7. This makes it cheaper to call the US or India as calling rates for neighbour states are higher. Kenya has been pushing for common termination rates across the region, details of this policy change are expected to be available by May. But it will only be after the June budgets that cogs will start grinding towards this objective. Notably, Tanzania is not part of this agreement after missing up on several meetings that led to the pact.


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