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MTN under fire over alleged rip-off of South African phone users

MTN under fire over alleged rip-off of South African phone users
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South Africa’s MTN Group has come under home fire following alleged rip-off of South African mobile phone subscribers.
Right2Know, an advocacy group in South Africa, which has launched a campaign against MTN over alleged rip-off of South African mobile phone users, has also announced plans to picket the company’s head office tomorrow at noon in Johannesburg, South Africa.
MTN Group, owners of MTN Nigeria, the largest mobile phone company in the country, has allegedly being charging mobile phone users one of the highest rates in the world, according to the group which is demanding cut in the cost of airtime/data and free SMSes for all South Africans.
While this is one of the most economically unequal countries in the world, South Africans pay among the highest rates in the world for telecommunications services, including for airtime and data. This is not acceptable. Such exorbitant mobile phone charges negatively affect our right to communicate. The right to communicate is central to our right to know”, Right2Know said in a statement announcing tomorrow’s planned protest at MTN Head Offices.

 

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