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Telcos offer various freebies to support fight against COVID-19

Telecommunication companies in Ghana are offering various free packages as part of efforts to assist the government fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the packages are free access to over 100 educational online sites and e-learning platforms.

The Telecommunications Chamber in a statement on Tuesday said about 240,000 customers use 3 terabyte of data each day to access online educational material.

“Our vision at the Chamber is to unlock the power on telecommunications, technology and connectivity during these times so that our people, society and the industry can thrive beyond this crisis. Below is a summary of our mobile industry’s interventions categorized and under consumer, government, network resilience and our people that is common to all our members,” the chamber said.

The chamber also said the telcos have also made access to the national COVID-19 response call centre, 112, has also been made free.

“In consultation with the Ghana Health Service, our members are leveraging their infrastructure to broadcast emergency communications to educate over 30 million customers on COVID-19, daily safety tips using Ring Back Tones, SMS, Social Media etc,” the telcos chamber noted.

Telcos offer various freebies to support fight against COVID-19