Remember the new airtime tax that the Zimbabwean government announced last month. Operators, starting with Telecel today, are saying how they will factor it into their pricing, and predictably, that tax is being passed on to the subscribers. A statement the operator posted today reads:
Please not that due to the recent 5% levy on airtime Telecel will be changing some non-tariff aspects of our promotions and services. This means that some promotion and service benefits will be adjusted. These changes will not directly affect current tariffs.
The changes made will be communicated on Facebook and other traditional channels.
The English version of that announcement: “Expect your dollar to buy less than you are getting now, whether that’s in promos or service. We will however put it in such a way you will think the tariff is still the same.”