Former cabinet minister and People’s Party (PP) official Clement Stambuli says it’s high time Malawians started to boycott some services for providers not to take them for granted.
The former Nkhotakota parliamentarian was reacting to Airtel Malawi’s decision to stop offering daily internet subscriptions for Blackberry smart phone.
Apart from stopping the daily subscriptions, the company has hiked the Weekly Blackberry internet social solution from K204 to K4000; Blackberry Complete solution from about K200 to K5000 a week.
The monthly subscriptions have been adjusted from K3000 and K4000 to K14,000 and K15,000, respectively. Whereas the Internet Enterprises service is now at K17,000 a month.
“This is too much and unconsiderate by any standards especially at this time when things are tight.
“For sure we can do without this service or move to TNM if they are competitive,” said Stambuli.
According to him, Malawians always blame the government on high cost living and “just watch unscrupulous business people and companies rob them in day light”.
Many Airtel Malawi subscribers have complained with some asking it to rescind its decision.
“Their focus on is making profits and how their subscribers survive is none of their business.,” said Christopher Ndalama, a Zingwangwa resident.
While Memory Kakhobwe noted that Airtel Malawi will lose some of his “valuable customers” to their competition TNM.
“This is indeed a very bad business decision. They are being greedy as the cost of BB service is very low and even at 700 Kwacha per week they can still make a very high profit margin,” Kakhobwe said.
She then advised business developers at Airtel go back to their drawing board and rescind the decision before “we
all turn to the green network”.
“Consider the average earners who collectively give you business,” she advised..Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :