Muslims in Ghana will enjoy this season more than the others as Vodafone Ghana has announced a fresh round of discounts for pilgrims making the journey to Mecca and Medina in the Middle East.
This discount, CMO Uche Ofodile said, was the only one in the country and is that it has already been set up for all Vodafone prepaid customers and can be automatically accessed when they reach Saudi Arabia; running until the end of October.
Vodafone hopes that the discounts will enable more people to stay in touch with their loved ones while in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
On this discount, the telecommunication company will offer 73 percent discount on prepaid roaming charges for Hajj pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia this year.
This offer was also made in the last year’s season of Pilgrimage and was quite successful as many users continued to use their phone while in away from Ghana.
Giving a 73 percentage discount on calls sounds too good, so given that the mobile usage in Africa has since increased the question of network efficiency is quite inevitable.
It also could be that the people of Ghana have a different view in regards to this offer, maybe not as great as the telecommunication company is putting it across. It could be that they have other cheaper means of communicating with their loved ones given that technology has been changing since the last time the offer was on.
Well this are some of the questions that we could ask Vodafone if we could reach them.