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25 September 2015


MTN Uganda slashes call rates by 45%

MTN Uganda has revealed a new tariff for calls across all networks in Uganda. According to the company, the new rate of UGX 3 per second takes effect immediately. MTN Uganda revealed that the new tariff has reduced its call rates by 45.45 percent from UGX 5.5 per second. MTN stated that existing customers will have to dial *151*2# to receive the new call rate while new customers will receive the new rates immediately, upon activation of their Sim cards. The rate has also been reduced from UGX 300 down to UGX 180 per minute for Postpaid customers. MTN further stated that it will offer 7 minutes of free on-net calls for a 7 day period, for all new customers that activate a new MTN Sim card.






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