Airtel helps mark Ugandan Jubilee
TELECOMS| Oct. 10, 2012, 2:12 p.m.
By Omondi Julius Odera, Kampala, Uganda
As Uganda celebrated 50 years of independence Airtel customers were allowed to enjoy big by Airtel Uganda. Airtel Customers between 9th and 10th of October were allowed to enjoy 50Mb worth of Superfast internet free. As if that was not enough, Airtel customers got up to 100% bonus on all airtime purchases starting with 1000 UGX for the two days.
VG. Somasekhar, Airtel's Managing Director, noted: “We are excited to be celebrating 50 years of Uganda’s independence and what more can we offer Ugandans than to allow them to talk to family, friends and loved ones free and share the sweet memories of the past.”
He added, “If you have an Airtel sim card, you can also latch onto any social media space with free internet from Airtel Uganda and participate in conversations, view events live as they happen at Kololo airstrip grounds to mark 50 years of independence.”
Airtel Uganda which was voted among the top 50 brands of Uganda was the only Telecommunication operator that participated in the events at Kololo airstrip. “I must congratulate His Excellency the President and the people of Uganda in attaining this most glorious day, let's connect with family, friends and loved ones, wherever they maybe and share every moment that counts,” concluded Somasekhar.
Other telecommunication operators in the country have all been upbeat towards this jubilee celebration. MTN intensified the use of social media, especially facebook, to reach out to its clients during the celebration.
The company now routinely offers free airtime vouchers on its facebook page. In addition, it is giving out free tickets for the upcoming African qualifiers match between The Uganda Cranes and The Chipolopolo of Zambia. The tickets are only restricted to the first 25 and last 25 people who comment on its page at a specified time daily.
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