In Uganda, you can get a free TECNO, Infinix, or Itel Smartphone on loan and pay back later. This is a new affordability plan that follows the M-Kopa smartphones style of making devices affordable for every class of user in the country.
Mostly it’s important to get a free TECNO, Infinix, or Itel Smartphone on loan if you are upgrading from a feature phone. Either way, if you have a smart feature phone like the MTN Kamunye, you may wish to upgrade to the world of touching icons on a 6-inch sized screen.
Well, this is possible through new ventures such as the recent TAKE Now partnership with MTN Uganda to offer TECNO and Infinix smartphones on loan. Inside the partnership, you simply fill in the necessary paperwork at a service center to receive a boxed Spark or Infinx Hot series smartphone.
Best ways to Get a Free TECNO, Infinix, or Itel Smartphone on loan
- Visit a VIP SHOP
Officially, TECNO and Infinix offer smartphones on loan if you visit any VIP shop across Uganda. Mostly, these shops are fully branded a single brand such as Infinix and you simply notify any of the sales agents that you wish to get a smartphone, but pay back later to receive the necessary support. To get a device, make sure you have the following:
- A Valid National ID Card
- The Minimum Deposit Balance. Amount varies depending on the smartphone.
- Visit an MTN Service Center and Sign the necessary paperwork
In partnership with TakeNow, MTN Uganda now offers smartphones on loan to all eligible customers. Aside from the MTN Kabode Supa, you can now get a free TECNO, Infinix, or Itel Smartphone on loan and pay back later from any MTN service center.
However, just like the official VIP shop offers, you are required to have a down deposit in order to get a smartphone of your choice. More so, you are required to pay the balance in 6 months without fail inorder to keep the device functioning with the monthly installations below:
|Device||Market Price (UGX)||Repayment Period||Initial Payment (UGX)||Monthly Payment (UGX)|
|Infinix Hot-30i||424,000||6 months||169,600||67,840|
|Tecno POP-7 Pro||407,000||6 months||162,800||65,120|
|Tecno POP-7 Pro||383,000||6 months||153,200||61,280|
|Tecno spark-10||538,000||6 months||215,200||86,080|
|Tecno spark-10||458,000||6 months||183,200||73,280|
Upon paying the initial payment deposit for your desired smartphone, you are required to have the following in order to receive your device.
- A Valid National ID
- An active MTN Uganda SIMCard
If you don’t have a smartphone, you have little to no excuses for not having one in Uganda. You can get a free TECNO, Infinix, or Itel Smartphone on loan and pay back later on your own pace. This helps you avoid the hustle and getting a full amount to pay for the smartphone at once.
Editor’s Note: As explained in this article, FREE does not mean 0/= or 0 USD. But rather the free will to acquire a smartphone and pay its full amount later.