MTN Uganda has introduced an easy payment plan called “pay mpola mpola” to enable device purchase in installments.
Under the scheme, customers will pay for their smartphone in affordable monthly installments.
The scheme kicks off with a new high-speed internet smart phone called MTN Kabode, bundled with free MBs for the period of the installment payments.
The new phone is a quality device that has been tested in other MTN operations as well as
approved by the local regulator.
It is user friendly, has a long battery life with a 5.5” screen, 2MP front camera and 5MP back. It also gives customers access to the MyMTN, Ayoba, WhatsApp, TIDAL (the music app) and Facebook apps, among others.
As part of the offer, customers will also get free MBs every month as they pay for the phone
in easy installments.
However, the offer of free MBs offer is a feature that comes with all new smart phones that activate an MTN SIM card regardless of where you buy it.
MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Sen Somdev said the idea behind this scheme is to give many Ugandans access to the internet through easing affordability of smartphones.
“MTN believes the everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life and has since
2011 implemented various strategies to make access to the internet more affordable and
accessible to all,” Somdev said.
He however emphasized that the new financing scheme is not a loan scheme. “We are
not a financial institution, and this is not a loan.
“MTN is just providing access to high end quality phones but on an installment payment basis,” he said.
The new financing scheme has started in selected parts of the country and will later be rolled out to other parts of the country. This is part of a wider plan by MTN to make good quality and affordable smartphones available for customers.