Operator Name: VirginMobile SouthAfrica (Pty) Ltd Network Name: Virgin Mobile Technology: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G Network Status: Live June 2006 Subscribers: 495,000 (June 2008) Ownership: Virgin Group and Cell C Corporate Headquarters: 2nd Floor CitiGroup Building, 145 West Street Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Telephone: +27 (0) 11 676 5000 Email: CustomerCare@virginmobile.co.za Web Site: http://www.virginmobile.co.za
South Africa’s fourth mobile operator Virgin Mobile may increase its tariffs if other mobile phone operators in the country decide to do so, its chief executive (CEO) said on Tuesday.
The South African subsidiary of the Virgin Mobile has been launched today, in South Africa.
Johannesburg – South Africa. Virgin Mobile will introduce per-second billing for all its cellular packages when it launches on June 24, and will not tie clients into fixed-term contracts.
Virgin Mobile Plc, the UK’s fifth largest mobile operator, is set to enter the most valuable market in Africa, with plans to run a joint venture in South Africa.
South Africa’s new Virtual Mobile Network Operator (VMNO), Virgin Mobile SA, would be announced by the end of the year.
Plans are far advanced for a new cellular service to be launched in South Africa. UK-based Virgin Mobile is collaborating with South African cellular company Cell C to set up the Virgin Mobile brand in South Africa.
Vodacom SA is back on the table with a better offer to acquire a majority stake in Nigeria’s mobile telecom operator, Vmobile Nigeria, barely a year after pulling out, South Africa’s mobile telecom giant.