Extra Time But No Extra Charges…

England fans in South Africa will be able to share the euphoria of goals with friends and family for free, thanks to telecoms provider Unicom.

Some moments are made to be shared so, in a bid to get behind the England football team, Unicom is giving calls and texts to and from South Africa free to its mobile phone customers during the World Cup.

South Africa has one of the highest international call and text charges to the UK and could cost mobile users in South Africa up to £1.45 per minute*, making chats to your nearest and dearest an expensive luxury.

A 10 minute chat home each evening during the World Cup could rack up a bill of more than £450. Or, if England got through to the final (resulting in seven matches), a quick five minute post-match report call after each game could cost a total of £51.

Chris Earle, dedicated England fan and operations director at Unicom, said: “There is nothing better than sharing a great goal with your mates or calling your family to give a blow by blow post-match report. We are making this possible for football fans out in South Africa this summer without incurring hefty international call charges.”

Unicom’s World Cup offer will run from June 11, 2010 to July 11, 2010 and is for its mobile phone customers only.

Chris Earle added: “Let’s leave the penalties to the England players, not pass them on to our customers.”

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