Ugandan wireless operator Celtel has signed an agreement with the Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA) to install its One4all payphones in all commuter taxis. According to Mark Ongom, Celtel’s sales and distribution director, the deal is ‘a fantastic opportunity for customers to communicate while in transit’. Local calls will cost UGX200 per minute, calls to East Africa UGX400 per minute, while calls to the rest of the world will cost UGX450 per minute. The initiative is expected to cover all taxi parks in the country, but will initially be rolled out in the Old and New Taxi parks of Kampala. According to TeleGeography, Celtel is the smallest of three cellcos currently operating in Uganda.
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