Airtel Malawi hikes bundle prices

By Chisomo Phiri

The country’s leading mobile Telecommunications company Airtel Malawi has hiked the prices of  its voice and data bundles effective April 10, 2024.

A statement made available to 247 Malawi News indicates that voice bundles have been raised by 15 percent, data bundles by 23 percent and SMS bundles by 20 percent.

The public-listed company has attributed the development to the recent increase in electricity tariffs and the depreciation of the Kwacha.

“Additionally, some bundles will be discontinued,” reads the company’s statement in part.

It adds:”To share the burden of the pain with our customers, the cumulative price increases from December to date remain much lower than the impact of cost increase on our operations.”

The company says the changes have been approved by MACRA.

The company made a similar price change in December last year.