MPs want data bundles expiry dates removed

By Staff Reporter

Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Geoffrey Lungwangwa has moved a motion that seeks to prevent internet providers from expiring internet bundles bought by clients.

Professor Lungwangwa yesterday told parliament that consumers needed to be protected from internet providers.

He said it was unfair for the provider to grab the data bundles if a client fails to utilize them within a specified period.

“Data bundles should be transferable to avoid loss of money by clients,” he said.

And in seconding the motion Kasama Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa said Zambians are becoming dependant on internet hence the need to make internet service available.

“Service providers cannot be allowed to continue grabbing data bundles from clients by prescribing the dates on which it should be used,” he said.