While everything seems to be soaring high because of the Ugandan currency fluctuations against the dollar, MTN has in an unprecedented move reduced it’s call rates. Below is a press release confirming the tariff reduction.
MTN Uganda has announced a new tariff for their customers to call across all networks in Uganda. With the new rate, MTN customers will enjoy the lowest call rate across all mobile numbers, to all networks across the country. This new rate of Ush. 3/- per second takes effect immediately.
With this change, MTN has taken a bold step of reducing its call rates by 45.45 percent from Ushs. 5.5/- to Ushs. 3/-, at per second tariff rates. Existing customers simply have to dial *151*2# to enjoy this new call rate while new customers will enjoy the new rates immediately upon activation of their new SIM cards. The rate has also been reduced from 300/- down to 180/-per minute for Postpaid customers.
Together with MTN’s attractive Voice Bundle offering, Ugandans can now enjoy the most affordable calls to anyone they want to call, as long as they are connected to the MTN network.
According to the Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Mapula Bodibe, the move is intended to offer customers more value, competitive rates and convenience.
“In a bid to offer even more value for our customers, MTN has taken the unprecedented decision this year to reduce the calling rates for Ugandans, at a time when most prices are escalating upwards. Customers are continually looking for value-adding offers to meet their needs for affordability. MTN understands its customers’ needs and is always looking at opportunities to offer competitively priced products and services to address their communication needs at the most affordable rates. With this new offer, MTN customers will enjoy the lowest calling rates, to any local network and only pay for what they have used,” she added.
In addition, MTN will offer 7 minutes of free MTN to MTN calls for a 7 day period, for all new customers that activate a new MTN SIM card. This offer is aimed as a welcome offer for new customers joining MTN.