MTN Uganda customers are celebrating the spice of enjoying one rate for calling all local networks at only 4shs per second. The new rate was announced by the Yello team off their Twitter account, and within a short time, the move was endorsed by the Hon Minister of ICT Frank Tumwebaze in a tweet back.
By implementing a one rate policy for all customers to call any other network at the same price as any on-net call, it means rival networks like Airtel and Africell will soon follow the trend line. At only 4shs per second, the new MTN calling rate is an affordable nail a subscriber can sacrifice without necessarily switching to another network.
Correspondingly, the new MTN calling rates are coupled with a minute pounding on UGX 180. In fact, the new MTN single rate makes it the most affordable off-network offer by any telecom in Uganda. In spite of the unending bundle ratio of Paka Paka bundles, the new One rate is an offer that will increase the Yello telco subscriber base with a 1 Simcard motive.
Summary of the new Calling rates
Rate Per Second: 4
Rate Per Minute: 180
Unlike all tariff plans that have always been introduced to make voice calls cheaper from MTN Zone to the current MTN Pulse plan. The new offer is the best we’ve ever seen since it has no limitations on which number you can call at the same rate as a local net call.
However, does this mean that subscribers will now glue to a single line system, we think the competition always tastes sweet. For instance, the same way MTN cruised its Gaga Wednesday offer and Africell encroached on it before Airtel redefined the game with a 3-day mashup. Its the same way another telco is yet to ship the one rate system for all subscribers.
So, we all know what could come next after MTN’s declaration of a 4Shs/Sec tariff for all calls across the network. Airtel or Africell will be soon borrowing a spade to unveil a single rate for all calls without any Pakalast or Pakaboom noise.