It’s no longer news the Nigerian mobile operators have started charging their subscribers high in terms of tariff due to the newly introduced 7.5% VAT by the Nigerian government. This simply means that sending SMS or making calls now attracts the new 7.5% VAT. However, this is only applicable to subscribers on Pulse and mPulse tariff plans for now.

As earlier stated, this is as a result of the federal government imposing income withholding tax on foreign companies for professional and consulting services provided to Nigerians.

7.5% vat on calls

What Changed:

Plan Call Tariff SMS
Previous Tariff Current Tariff Previous Charges Current Charges
Pulse Flat rate of 11kobo/ to all networks after spending N15 Flat rate of 11.26kobo/sec to all networks after spending N15.6K N4 N4.10
mPulse Flat rate of 15kobo/sec OR N9/min Flat rate of 15.36k/secs or N9.2/min N4 N4.10

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