IT experts ask Malawi govt to intervene on data bundle expiry

IT experts are calling on the government to force Malawi mobile phone operators remove the expiration of data bundles as is the case in other countries.

Bram Fudzulani, ICTAM president

ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) president Bram Fudzulani said the association already presented the matter to Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra).

“We presented our submissions to Macra on pricing, competition and consumers’ welfare under the Data Must Fall campaign,” he said.

Bram said data bundles in other countries do not expire as is the case in Malawi, saying there is no need for data bundles to have time limit.

Bram also expressed concern on how fast data bundles get depleted, saying there was need for the phone operators to rectify this anomaly.

There was no immediate comment from officials of the main mobile phone operators in the country, Airtel and TNM although many Malawians have taken up in various social media platforms to complain on the same matter.

Minister of Information Gospel Kazako, who personally took up an initiative to implore on mobile phone operators to reduce staggering prices of data bundle, could not be reached for comment.


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23 days ago

Too much stealing especially Airtel. These days TNM has followed suit. It is disgusting to see your bundle gone before you use it all. Stop 🛑 it

24 days ago

Kodi mesa not long ago a machine was bought to look among them issues like these but you refused

24 days ago

Well said Mr. President. We a data driven generation as such access to related resources should be considerable for all. Hefty, Data Bundle Pricing and Data Time Limit must all fall

24 days ago

I concur with these sentiments 100%. These guys reduced bundle but they are hitting us harder than before. Pure Capitalists!

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