MTN Uganda To Introduce Seamless Network

Telecoms

MTN Group is to introduce a seamless roaming facility for all its 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East by mid-2009, a statement from the group said. The seamless roaming service will allow pre-paid subscribers travelling between participating countries to recharge or top up their accounts using airtime vouchers from the host country, the statement added.

"MTN One World is another effort that underscores our commitment to continually provide innovations that improve services to meet our customers' needs," Nozipho January-Bardill, the MTN Group executive of corporate affairs and spokesperson, said.

She said calls made by the roamer would be charged at the local rates of the participating country. She said Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria had already launched the roaming solution, while Benin was scheduled to launch it by the end this month.

"We recognise the growing number of travellers within the region and believe this service will offer subscribers an appropriate value proposition."

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