PURA mandate per second billing which aims to enforce uniformity across pricing plans whilst ensuring consumers are adequately protected against incremental call charges and billed according to exact usage.
Per Second Billing offers customers simple and transparent pricing plans as the cost for mobile voice calls are rounded to the nearest second. This enables consumers to get value for money as they only pay for the exact length of a call. It should be noted that this does not constitute a change in tariffs which remain the same but rather deals with the applicability of charging mechanisms which would change significantly. It is envisaged that the net savings for consumers would be on average 7% across all networks. This will take effect from the 1st March 2020.