Togo and Ghana have signed a free-roaming agreement in Accra, Ghana which will allow users from both countries to communicate at a lower cost without having to switch SIM cards.
The deal was signed by Michel Yaovi Galley, director general of Togo’s telecom watchdog, ARCEP, and Anokye Joe, his counterpart from the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana.
The agreement brought together regulators and representatives of mobile operators active in both countries including MTN, Airtel, Vodafone, (Ghana), Moov Africa (Togo), and Togo Cellulaire.
The deal suppresses roaming charges between Ghana and Togo, and cell phone users in both countries will soon be able to communicate at lower cost, without having to change their SIM card.
In detail, call reception is now free for the first thirty (30) consecutive days for Ghanaian customers visiting Togo, and for Togolese customers staying in Ghana, whereas it is currently billed at CFA240 per minute with Togo Cellulaire and CFA207 with Moov Africa Togo.
Calls will cost CFA8.67 per minute, compared with CFA279 with Togo Cellulaire and CFA550 with Moov Africa Togo before. The cost for internet data has been capped at CFA1.6 per MB, against CFA8,400 on Togocel and CFA200 (maximum) on Moov, at present.
The deal will come into effect on March 1, 2024.
Source: Joseph-Albert Kuuire (Tech Labari)