Zantel Launches a Unique Tourist Pack in Zanzibar

Zantel has initially established a unique package of services on its specialty mobile phones that will include chat time and data for tourists named 'Tourist Pack'.

The new package will enable visitors traveling to Zanzibar, to call domestic and overseas in six European countries, including the UK, Spain, Denmark, Italy, France and the US.

Unveiling the special package at a press conference in Zanzibar yesterday, Zantel Zanzibar's Director, Mohamed Mussa Baucha said the preliminary payment package will grow the international and local call minutes offer, includes an online package within one month.

He added that the special package aimed at helping tourists simplify the way to keep in contact with their relatives or families while in Zanzibar.

‘ Zantel has decided to come with the Tourists Pack after conducting a small survey that shows that most tourists need telephone communication services as well as network service soon as they reach different hotels in the city.

"When tourists arrive in Zanzibar, the first thing they are asking about is access to Internet, Wi-Fi and the Internet is what matters to them." It has made it difficult for them to start this service to simplify their communication, "said the Director of Zantel-Zanzibar.

He also added that the new package will reach the client for 10 minutes to call Zantel to Zantel, 10 minutes to call Zantel to five other networks and five minutes for International calls including France, Italy, Denmark and the United States.

Also the new package will give 4GB Data for the Internet for a period of one month while the customer can also choose the extension and Data packages for the offers provided by Zantel.

The Simcard for this service will be sold at $ 10 or a Tanzanian Shilling equivalent and users should follow the registration steps under the TCRA's Communications Authority.

Giving another statement at the conference in Zanzibar, Zantel pays a tax of Tshs 2 billion shillings per month and a total of Tshs 24 billion per annum.

He added that the Tourism sector contributes to 25 to 27 percent in Zanzibar budget and stressed that there is a need to strengthen the Tourism Sector to increase tourists to visit Zanzibar.

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