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Press Box

MTN lowers call rates further

Release date:3/27/2008
 
Kampala, Uganda: MTN, the leading telecommunications company in Uganda has announced a reduction in their prices less than two months since its last price cut in December 2007. The telecommunications giant has again dropped its prices a further 10% lower from their current prices on the market.
 
Customers can now make calls on the MTN PayGo per Second tariff plan for UGX 7 per second and will now be calling other networks for a flat fee of UGX 320 per minute under the MTN Flat Rate tariff plan.
 
Speaking from MTN Towers, Chief Commercial Officer Erik van Veen said, “Further to our promise towards the end of last year, we’re thrilled to be able to give our customers a lot more value for their money. When we lowered our prices nearing the festive season last year, we were confident that customers would continue to benefit from the successful completion of the upgrade of our network.”
 
Emphasizing the existence of MTN in Uganda over the last ten years, van Veen pointed out the importance of keeping the promise the company made to it’s customers at the inception of their operations.
 
“We have continued to focus on ensuring that our customer’s extract maximum value from being on the MTN network. We understand that 7 out of every 10 calls are made to an MTN number and we have thus ensured that our tariffs for calls on the MTN network provide our customers with maximum cost savings” van Veen explained.
 
Below are the new call rates for all MTN customers effective immediately:
Peak

MTN

local Networks

Was

Now

Was

Now

MTN PayGo

380

320

520

480

MTN Flat Rate

340

320

340

320

MTN Per Second

8/sec

7/sec

10/sec

10/sec

MTN Late Chat

12/sec

9/sec

12/sec

11/sec

Off-peak        
MTN PayGo

290

270

460

400

MTN Flat Rate

340

320

340

320

MTN Per Second

6/sec

5/sec

10/sec

10/sec

MTN Late Chat

4/sec

3/sec

4/sec

4/sec

 
About the MTN GROUP
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN". As at 30 September 2009, MTN recorded 108,4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Please visit www.mtn.com andwww.mtnfootball.com