MTN launches improved discounted roaming rates
Globe-trotting MTN customers can now stay connected with loved ones more affordably than before following the launch of discounted roaming rates that will be known as MTN Hello World.
MTN Hello World is a proposition which replaces the hugely popular Roam Like Home offer. MTN Hello World encompasses an improved list of partners and it is applicable even in countries where MTN does not have operations.
With MTN Hello World, MTN subscribers can connect to the rich world of data for as low as R1.00 per MB and can make and receive calls from R1.25 per minute. When Roaming on Etisalat in the UAE, the following roaming rates will apply: voice calls R2.50 per minute; SMS R2.50 per minute; and data R1 per MB.
Says Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN SA: "MTN Hello World gives expression to our ongoing quest to offer value to our customers regardless of where they are in the world. The world is a global village and customers that are crisscrossing the world either for work or pleasure can take comfort in the fact that they can do so more cost-effectively when they are roaming with one of the extensive list of our carrier partners anywhere in the world. This is one of the ways that MTN is driving its mission of making its customers lives a whole lot brighter."
All customers who travel outside of South Africa will continue to receive discounted rates for roaming services. Customers will be able to access these rates without having to opt in.
MTN Hello World is yet another proposition from MTN to continue making its customers' lives a whole lot brighter, not only in South Africa, but also when traveling to international destinations.
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.