Cellcom GSM, Corporate Communication Strategist Dr. Kimmie Weeks yesterday announced that the company has significantly dropped its tariffs for GPRS/Edge internet.
Dr. Weeks made the disclosure at a news conference held in Monrovia. He said the new rates are geared towards affording ordinary Liberians the opportunity to browse the internet at a very low cost all day, week and month.
He indicated that the new rates make Cellcom the service provider of the lowest rates for internet services in the country. He said the move will have a positive impact on Liberians across the country.
"What is exciting about this GPRS/Edge is that it works with any phone that has internet capability, so customers do not have to have a smart phone to enjoy the benefits," Dr. Weeks narrated.
He said subscribers could benefit from the GPRS/Edge by using a regular Cellcom SIM and that the new tariff is not a short term promotion, instead, it reflected the company's long term tariff rates.
Dr. Weeks however said the new low rate for GPRS/Edge is intended for those using the ordinary Cellcom SIM Card (2G) and not user on the 4G network.
He maintained that the new Cellcom internet rates are now priced US$1 per day, US$6 per week and US$20 per month, among others.
"With these new rates, everybody across the country including market women, school going children, youth, workers, among others, will have access to affordable internet almost anywhere they are in the country; that the social impact of this new measure is incredible," Dr. Weeks emphasized.
The launch of the new rates for internet comes in the wake of a long series of Cellcom promotions aimed at making telecommunication affordable to Liberians.