MTN, Airtel Uganda re-unveil COVID19 Period Mobile Money Charges

MTN Uganda has today re-unveiled its Mobile money charges for the in-COVID19 Period in conjunction with Airtel Uganda. The two mobile operators confirmed their new charges ending a 2months period of free money transfer from customer to customer.

At the Genesis of Uganda’s lockdown period, the two telcos introduced Zero charges for customers sending money to other customers on the same network for a grace period of 30 days. As the Lockdown graph shot high, the telcos extended the offer to May 25th 2020.

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Now, from May 26th 2020, customers will now pay 50% of the normal sending charges for the next 30 days. This is due to the undirected COVID19 Lockdown trend that is expected to be lifted soon.

As per the statement shared by the two telcos, both Mobile money sending fees and Mobile money to wallet bank transactions will carry the 50% discount, as Withdraws and utility payments maintain their standard tier charges.

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Effective 26th May 2020, all MTN mobile money and Airtel money Person to Person ( P2P) transactions on the same network and Mobile Wallet to bank transactions will be gradually re-introduced  at a 50% discount to standard tariffs for a period of 30 days.

The Refreshed In-Lockdown Mobile Money Sending Charges

Amount RangePre-COVID ChargesNew Sending Charges
500 – 2,5005025
2,501 – 5,00015075
5,001 – 15,000500250
15,001 – 30,000600300
30,001 – 45,000700350
45,001 – 60,000850400
60,001 – 125,0001,000500
125,001 – 250,0001,150575
250,001 – 500,0001,300650
500,001 – 1,000,0001,500750
1,000,001 – 2,000,0001,500750
2,000,001 – 4,000,0001,500750
4,000,001 – 5,000,0001,500750
The New MTN * Airtel Money Sending Fees

However, MTN Momo Pay and Airtel Money Pay transactions will carry their usual Zero charges trend for customers to pay for Goods at merchant outlets without suffering extra charges.

So, as the COVID19 Pandemic continues to hit business hard, MTN and Airtel are slowly adopting to their standard Mobile money charges with alerts of the current countrywide Lockdown ending soon.

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