Orange Mali is the leader in the cellular market in Mali, owning about 59% of all mobile connections. It has good 2G coverage throughout the country. Most of Mali's voice traffic passes through this operator, its SIM cards are inexpensive, so Orange's starting plans will be a good choice for calls termination.
Orange's prepaid SIM-cards can be bought both in brand stores and from street dealers. You have to show your passport at official sales outlets. Street vendors do not require showing your ID, but SIM-cards purchased from them can quickly get blocked. Therefore, it is better to agree in advance with someone in Mali about the supply of SIM cards already registered at someone else's name.
The cost of one starting plans is about $1.7. By default, Les prépayés tariff plan is connected to SIM-cards; it provides a call tariff of $0.14 per minute to all networks. This is a fairly low price, given that the average rate in Mali is $0.17 per minute. But Orange has better offers as well.
The best option for termination is the Sewa package line. It includes 8 tariff plans:
- 250 F. Number of minutes: 5. Connection fee — $0.42.
- 490 F. Number of minutes: 15. Connection fee — $0.83.
- 500 F. Number of minutes: 20. Connection fee — $0.85.
- 790 F. Number of minutes: 25. Connection fee — $1.34.
- 970 F. Number of minutes: 40. Connection fee — $1.65.
- 1320 F. Number of minutes: 55. Connection fee — $2.24.
- 1890 F. Number of minutes: 90. Connection fee — $3.2.
- 5000 F. Number of minutes: 240. Connection fee — $8.4.
Sewa 5000F is the best choice for termination. With this package, a minute of a call will cost $0.035. The terminator's earnings can be about $500 from each hybertone goip gsm voip gateway channel.