In a bid to keep hold of their market, MTN Uganda has introduced a new product dubbed MTN Freedom that will see customers purchase data bundles that don’t expire.
For a very long period of time, clients have always wondered about what happens to the data that expires when they haven’t used it. MTN Uganda now seems to have an answer for them.
The new MTN data bundles will give clients an opportunity to be able to use their data for even a year without having to worry about when it will expire.
According to bundles released today by MTN Uganda, there are three different bundle packages which include 6MBs going for Uganda shillings 100, 80MBs for Uganda shillings 1000 and 1GB for Uganda Shillings 10,000.
MTN Uganda Prices and data packages for Data Freedom
The announcement has received very mixed reactions allover social media with some that the biggest Telecom in the country is just out to cheat clients while others think that it is a good product only that it is designed for a specific type of market.
Some of the people we have spoken to say that such a product would have been good for freelance workers who work from home and can’t afford to buy internet data on a daily and MTN should have designed affordable packages for such a group.
Overall, internet in Uganda has been very expensive and a lot of cry calls have been made so that telecom companies like MTN, Airtel and Africel can come up with more affordable data packages for their clients.
MTN who currently have the biggest chunk of the telecom users in the country are trying to provide the services that will maintain clients for them.
For the MTN customers to be able to access the MTN Freedom data bundles, they will have to dial *150*7# and then follow the instructions and choose which bundle they want.
In East Africa, Safaricom just a few months ago announced the first ever voice and data bundles that don’t expire and now MTN have taken the same path as the Kenyan giants.
Africel and Airtel have been known to always come up with competitive products and now we wait to see if Airtel and Africel will be coming up with their own non-expiry data packages and if they will be cheaper.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Manager at the Craft Silicon Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!