MTN Rwanda drives low roaming charges to South Sudan
Kigali – Following the successful launch of the One Network Area agreement last year, MTN Rwanda has been the only Telco in Rwanda to drive reduced roaming rates in all Northern Corridor countries with the addition of South Sudan in February.
Calling South Sudan is now at 60Rwf while both prepaid and post-paid MTN customers that are roaming will be charged 68Rwf. Receiving calls while in South Sudan is free.
Only MTN customers roaming on MTN South Sudan will benefit from this reduction on roaming charges. As of now other networks in South Sudan are not yet connected to One Network Area (Zain, Gemtel, Viva Cell and Sudatel) but it has been reported that they are to get on board soon.
“Having South Sudan as part of the One Network Area framework is beneficial to everyone, but most especially to the Rwandan peacekeepers in South Sudan. Calling home or having their families call them has never been easier and more affordable. We hope that this service will add value to their mission,” said MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Yvonne Manzi Makolo.
In line with the East Africa One Network Area agreement, roaming charges between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan have been significantly reduced to make roaming services more affordable and to improve regional connectivity.
“By delivering on our mission of ‘making our customers’ lives a whole lot brighter’, MTN aims to redefine the concept of mobile coverage and roaming in Rwanda and in the region,” Makolo added.
MTN believes that low roaming charges will empower its customers to connect more with business associates, family and friends at discounted rates.