Airtel Uganda subscribers have hailed the telecommunications company for continuing to fulfil their promise of providing the most reliable and affordable telecommunications services, while positively impacting their lives and the livelihoods of their families and communities.
This was as a result of the ongoing Mega Masappe promotion that has seen more than 50 Ugandans either riding off on brand new motor bikes or taking home UGX1,000,000 shillings each. The telecom has been handing out five brand new motorcycles and five million shillings to winners every week for the past eight weeks.
Shafiq Kizito, a teacher at Lowell Girls School in Mpigi thanked Airtel Uganda for giving him the push he needed to expand his transport business.
“I have been saving every month to expand my transport business. Thanks to Airtel, I have added a brand new motor cycle to my business simply by loading airtime. I’m really grateful,” Kizito stated while receiving the key to his motor cycle from Airtel Uganda HR director Mrs. Flavia Lwanga.
Unlike Kizito, some of the lucky winners were excited to start riding to work and eliminate the high transport costs that they incur everyday as they head to and from work while the self-employed winners such as Damulira Herbert – a resident of Bombo – were excited about having a means to transport their goods to and from their shops.
Katabira Michael, a student in his senior six vacation and one of the first winners in the competition, was quoted saying, “I am so excited and really grateful to Airtel. I am going to use this 1 million to pay my first semester tuition at campus.”
Speaking during the 7th car handover held last week, Airtel’s outgoing Managing Director Mr. Anwar Soussa reiterated the company’s reasoning behind the promotion.
“When we started this campaign, our aim was not only to reward our subscribers for their loyalty and dedication to our products and services, but also to change their lives for the better. I believe we are already doing this and we intend to keep rewarding subscribers until the promotion comes to an end,” Soussa stated.
Launched at the start of this month, the 90-day recharge promotion requires subscribers to opt into it by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.
Daily and weekly prizes will continue to be given away every Friday for the entire duration of the promotion.