MTN launches TikTok data bundles for prepaid customers
Following MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa's promise to customers last year, MTN has delivered on its commitment to the growing number or TikTok users in South Africa by launching customised MTN TikTok data bundles, available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#, from as little as R5 for a 100MB daily bundle.
TikTok is a short-form video sharing app which, according to DataReportal, has surpassed 1.5 billion downloads and 500 million active users worldwide. Although there are no official figures to measure the penetration of TikTok in South Africa, local hashtags such as #tiktoksouthafrica and #southafrica indicate that the social media service has a total of 7 000 videos and 350 000 South African fans, while videos categorised with the hashtag #tiktoksouthafrica already have in excess of 400 million views.
"We have heard our customers and hope that the launch of these bundles will enable them to make the most of what is arguably the fastest growing social platform among the youth. We are committed to providing products and solutions that resonate with our customers, and the introduction of our TikTok bundles is another such offering," says Jacqui 'O Sullivan, Corporate Affairs Executive, MTN SA.
The pricing for MTN TikTok bundles is as follows:
According to mobile market research house Sensor Tower, TikTok is by far one of the world's most downloaded apps in recent years, having surpassed both the one billion and 1.5 billion downloads mark on the App Store and Google Play in 2019, respectively.
TikTok app is available on iOS and Android stores.
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".
As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit http://www.mtn.com and http://www.mtnfootball.com.