Lonestar Cell MTN Launches Internet for Liberia


Lonestar Cell MTN has launched the Internet for Liberia Project, introducing a variety of internet services.

The Internet for Liberia Project is aimed at getting devices into the hands of Liberians, getting Liberians to use the internet more, rewarding Liberians for using the internet and ultimately, increasing the efficiency of Liberians through the use of internet in every field of endeavor.

Chief Marketing Officer, Clement Ofori, who spoke at the launch at the company’s headquarters in Congo Town, said Lonestar Cell MTN is taking into consideration that its customers come from diverse backgrounds so everything was being done to tailor services based on needs.

Ofori explained that the EDGE Plus customers will during this period enjoy a 20% discount on their daily, weekly and monthly bundles. For customers, who choose not to buy bundles, but pay per use, he said they are extending happy hour to cover the internet. So they will enjoy ½ prices for internet use between 12:30am to 5am every day.

According to him, the iConnect customers most of whom are corporate customers will receive 50% off their package for this month.

“We realize that all these great offers will not mean much to our customers if there is no device to use the internet on - that is why we have partnered with some device suppliers, notable amongst them, Samsung and Huawei to make devices available to our customers of various segments,” said Ofori.

He said the company is particularly excited about the world’s acclaimed solar powered laptop or net book, which Liberians can also own and use the internet on courtesy of Samsung and Lonestar Cell MTN.

Lonestar had led the way in bringing to Liberia the first 3G internet service when it launched the iConnect service last year. The company believes it’s time to take it to the next level by getting more Liberians on the internet.

Ofori announced that Lonestar Cell MTN has just completed a major project that has significantly increased its bandwidth, adding that customers will from now progressively experience much better speeds, using the same devices they have been using.

“In the coming days and weeks”, he said,  “We will be rolling out several customer engagement activations around the use of the internet, which will no doubt touch every Liberian, including the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, the market woman, the student, the business person and indeed just about everybody no matter your profession.”

According to the Chief marketing Officer, most of these activations will be in partnership with various bodies, including the media, educational institutions, government ministries and corporate institutions.