Telcom Companies Kick Against 3min Call Tax

Thank God for WhatsApp that has given us perfect alternative
if eventually the government implement the 3 minutes after Calls tax. At least
all you need to make a good WhatsApp call is a good network, if you are on a 4G
network, then you are covered. On the other hands, we still don’t know what
data rate and price will look like until 1st of December.

But Association of Telecommunication companies have kicked
against the proposed tax bill by the CBN Governor, describing it as technically
and economically wrong. In the words of their spoke man, Teniola, Contrary to
the CBN governor’s believe, it is the poor people who make more calls than the

“So, the proposal is not targeted at the middle or higher class.
“I have not seen any industry where you don’t want people to use your products
or services more.
“We want people to be speaking longer,’’ he said. 

“It does not make sense, not only technically but
economically, to apply that kind of thinking as a tool or solution out of the
present economic recession, it is not going to work,’’

“I think we can consider introducing a negligible telecom
surcharge to be entirely borne by the initiator of a call in order to protect
the poor and vulnerable amongst us.

“ We could structure it to only take effect after the third minute of talk.

“Some analyses have indicated that the government could earn about N100 billion
per annum from this alone.
With the way this guys are emphasizing  this issue of 3min after call tax, hope
they won’t consider implementing it?
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10 thoughts on “Telcom Companies Kick Against 3min Call Tax”

  1. Thank Goodness All What Has A Beginning Also Has An End.

    They are only writing their history which won't be forgotten as the worst "thing" that ever happened to Nigeria and Nigerians.

    If they don't leave Power SURELY, Power will leave them.


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