Lyca Mobile is a UK based telecommunications company that is best known as a mobile virtual network provider (MVNO). A MVNO relies on other network’s coverage to virtually offer services to its customers.
Well, Lyca mobile launched in Uganda earlier this year in January as a full telecom company to disrupt the local telecommunications sector with voice and data offers for its customers.
Apparently, Lyca mobile which has not fully flagged off its operations in Uganda promises the cheapest data bundles in Uganda after a list of its projected data bundles has surfaced online.
The telco which so far has a coming soon landing page on its website promises 20GB for as low as UGX 10,000/= as its entry-level monthly mobile bundle.
On a high 100GB costs UGX 50,000/= which is 10 times cheaper than what the current telcos in Uganda with an average of 15GB at 50,000/= offered by most mobile providers like Africell, Smile, MTN, and Airtel.
The telco aims at dominating Uganda with a coverage map routing across the Karamoja region, Kigali region, central, East and Western regions of Uganda. At the moment, rumor has it that Lyca is still in its final license completion phase with UCC to fully bring its services online.
How to buy a LycaMobile SIMCard at the Moment
Though Lycamobile is still in its preparation stages, buying a SIMCard may require you to visit the telco’s headquarters on Yusuf Lule Road in Kampala where you can as well top up your account from.
Accordingly, the telco acquired Tangerine in 2019, meaning Tangerine Simcard holders could be able to sniff the network and enjoy its early rollout offers.
For now, Lycamobile promises the cheapest data bundles in Uganda. But we hope it doesn’t follow a path adjacent to that Smart Telecom adopted when it acquired Sure Telecom and availed the cheapest data bundles where 1GB was priced at UGX 1,000, and overnight true unlimited at 2,000/=
Amidst Stiff competition from MTN that recently unveiled work from home bundles, Airtel with its Freaky Friday offer and Africell with Don’t be cheated. Lyca Mobile’s offer will disrupt the industry, and may spike changes on the mobile Internet offers landscape, but will it survive?