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MTN Uganda Introduces New BlackBerry Service Plans

Release date:2/8/2013
New and Affordable BlackBerry Service Plans Provide More Choice and Flexibility for MTN Customers

Kampala, Uganda January, 2013 – MTN Uganda today announced three new BlackBerry® service plans to give customers more choices on BlackBerry smartphones that are tailored to their needs and wallets. The BlackBerry® Social, BlackBerry® Complete, and BlackBerry® Absolute plans are designed to suit the different requirements of MTN customers, whether it’s for instant messaging, social networking, browsing, email, apps, or all of the above, and are available in daily, weekly, and monthly offerings.

For customers looking to stay connected on social networks, the BlackBerry Social Plan is only 1,000/- per day. It enables MTN customers to easily stay connected on Facebook®, Twitter® and other social networks. Customers also get access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), one BlackBerry® Email account (username@mtninternet.blackberry.com) and Internet access. The plan also allows customers to search, discover and download mobile apps for their BlackBerry® smartphone on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

The BlackBerry Complete Plan, at 1,500/- per day, is designed for Internet access, email and social connectivity. In addition to the benefits included in the BlackBerry Social Plan, it also includes access to one third party email account (e.g. Yahoo!, Hotmail or Gmail).

The BlackBerry® Absolute Plan (previously known as the BlackBerry® Internet Service Plan), gives customers unlimited access to BlackBerry data services from their BlackBerry smartphones. This includes access to the Internet, BBM, social networking sites, BlackBerry World and up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts. It also includes BlackBerry® Protect™, a free application designed to help find your lost BlackBerry smartphone, and keep the information on it secure.

“As the leading network in Uganda, MTN has tailor made these packages to ensure that customers get just want they need, and nothing that they don’t,” said Ernst Fonternel, MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer. “In addition to the choice of BlackBerry service plans, MTN customers also have a choice of daily, weekly and monthly smart plans, which further reinforces our belief in offering customers choice, while delivering on our long term commitment of making Internet access more affordable.

“We know our BlackBerry customers like to stay informed and connected while on-the-go, to keep in touch with their contacts be it family or business through email and chat services like BlackBerry Messenger and other social media channels. Our new BlackBerry service plans will provide our customers with more options for accessing data services, while allowing them to be completely in control of their budget and monthly data usage.”

The new plans are available for both MTN postpaid and prepaid customers. Prepaid customers can activate and check their status by dialling *150*4#. Postpaid customers can activate by contacting their Account Manager or dialling 121 or 0313 121 121.

Prices for the new BlackBerry service plans

  Daily   Weekly   Monthly
BlackBerry Social Plan   1,000
BlackBerry Complete Plan   1,500   7,500   30,000
BlackBerry Absolute Plan    3,000   15,000   60,000

About MTN Uganda
Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications firm in country. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug and www.facebook.com/mtnug.

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 of 30 September 2012, MTN recorded 183 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. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug; www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com.

Press Contacts
Name: Justina Ntabgoba
Tel: 0312 121064
Email: ntabgoj@mtn.co.ug

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