MTN Rwanda Reduces Blackberry Fees By A Whopping 40%

Good news for MTN Rwanda subscribers, they have dropped their Blackberry fees by 40%. That is quite a big discount!

Read on for more info about their new plans.

MTN Rwanda, the largest telecom operator with 3.2 million subscribers in Rwanda, announces today a reduction of all BlackBerry fees by 40 percent.

“We attributed this reduction to our continued support of Rwanda Government’s policies to create and promote mainstream technology in Vision 2020, which policies by purpose, rank among the most ambitious in Africa,” MTN says in a statement. “We also attribute this to our support of government’s ambitious plan to create Rwanda as a major regional ICT hub.”

MTN Rwanda recognizes the fact that all these ambitious plans can only be fruitful if all Rwandans have affordable, access to ICTs. It is against this background that the operator announced reduction of fees on BlackBerry service by 40 percent effective Monday, October 22, 2012.

“We believe that the smartphone has today proved to be a tremendous technological advancement and we believe their services should be more affordable to all Rwandans.”

BlackBerry packages have been reduced as following:

BIS (BlackBerry Internet Services) monthly price is reduced from Rwf20,000 to Rwf12,000 and the new activation code will be *347*12,000#.

BIS weekly price is reduced from Rwf6,000 to Rwf4,000 and the new activation code will be *347*4,000#.

BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Services) monthly price is reduced from Rwf20,000 to Rwf12,000 and the new activation code will be*347*12,000#.

BES weekly price is reduced from Rwf6,000 to 4,000Rwf and the new activation code will be *347*4,000#.

BIS + BES monthly is reduced from Rwf25,000 to Rwf15,000 and the new activation code will be *347*15,000# while BIS (BlackBerry absolute) + BES weekly is reduced from Rwf7,000 to Rwf5,000 and the new activation code will be *347*5,000#.

With a coverage of 97.9 %, reaching a population of 97.3 (June 2012), MTN Rwanda’s mobile subscriber market share is 62% (August 2012). MTN Rwanda has over 6,000 subscribers on BlackBerry services.

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