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8 March, at 09 : 46 AM Print
Blackberry users in Rwanda have started enjoying affordable services thanks to MTN for introducing two new service plans. This comes a few days after MTN slashed internet charges for Blackberry users by 40 percent on all blackberry packages.
The complete service plan for instance, now costs Rwf8000 monthly and Rwf2500 weekly.While the Social plan rates Rwf5000 monthly and Rwf1500 weekly.
Either of the two service plans, the benefits are attractive not forgetting the affordable rates. Subscribers of Complete service for example enjoy internet access, email and social connectivity including instant messaging, social networking, browsing, email or downloading as well as using blackberry applications.
The social plan on its part, favors those who want to stay connected to social networks such as Facebook, twitter etc. This service also offers Blackberry messenger, one Blackberry email account and internet access. Additionally, this plans allows one to download blackberry applications.
MTN chief executive officer, Khaled Mikkawi, highlighted that the new tariffs will change the perception that Blackberry services were meant for wealthy people.
“We’re able to tailor unique packages to meet these needs. We also want our Blackberry customers to gain full benefits and experience that a Blackberry smart phone offers. Our new service plans will allow them to choose and pay for the options they need in a more affordable manner while allowing them to be in complete control of their monthly costs. The new service plans will introduce Blackberry smart phones and services to a wider segment of new customer, he remarked.
Mikkawi also announced a promotion plan for new MTN subscribers, known as starter pack. The promotion will last until July. Clients with new sim cards are allowed to call three numbers of their choice at the rate of Rwf10 per minute and also send free SMS to the three numbers.
While a regular MTN user who has reactivated his phone after being dormant, enjoy a bonus of Rwf100 weekly.