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KARONGI: with Airtel in place, Tigo tries to keep up with its subscribers

27 January, at 10 : 02 AM Print

Airtel in placeTigo has organized a one-day promo road show in Kibuye town yesterday (24-01-2013) aiming to attract more subscribers and keep up with old ones.

With new Tigo promotion rates, a new subscriber gets an airtime of 400RWF and each call on any network gets a discount of 30RWF per minute.

This comes at a time when Airtel, (the newly and third telecommunication company to be introduced in Rwanda after MTN and Tigo), has been attracting new subscribers with its cheaper calling rates and 100% free airtime bonus.

Airtel Rwanda, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications giant, Bharti Airtel, has compelled its competitors to lower their calling and data rates. Since the company arrived in the town of Kibuye a few months ago, one out of three phone holders has at least bought airtel sim card. One subscriber told ( that with Airtel, “life is good”.

By November 2012, Airtel had registered a total of 184,422 subscribers since its incursion in March 2012.  Leading operator, MTN Rwanda has a total of 3,229,672 million users while Tigo comes second with 1,741,603 million subscribers.


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