MTN introduces ‘Pay mpola mpola’ in Uganda

MTN Uganda has introduced ‘Pay mpola mpola’ an easy payment plan that enables customers to buy smartphones and pay in easy instalments over a specified period.

MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer, Sen Somdev said the that the initiative behind this offer is to allow many Ugandans access to the internet through easing affordability of smartphones; at payment terms which are manageable.

Somdev said, “MTN believes that 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.”

To kick-start this scheme, MTN is proposing the MTN Kabode a new high-speed internet smartphone that customers will be able to buy under the ‘pay mpola mpola’ scheme. The new phone is a quality device that has been tested in other MTN operations as well as approved by the local regulator. The smartphone allows customers access to the MyMTN, Ayoba, WhatsApp, TIDAL (the music app) and Facebook apps, among others.

However, Somdev highlighted 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 instalment payment basis.”