Over 1bn shillings in Vodacom Tanzania contest
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 7, 2011, 10:21 a.m.
Vodacom Tanzania is running a 100 day promotion in which its customers countrywide have a chance to win more than one billion shillings and one hundred Samsung LCD TVs.
Vodacom Tanzania Chief Officer: Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Mwamvita Makamba, says the Vodacom Mega Promotion is a first for Tanzania and one of Vodacom's biggest promotions since rebranding from blue to red early this year.
Makamba says the promotion is open to all Vodacom customers countrywide. Customers will participate by entering a trivia competition, gaining points every time they answer a question correctly. The Mega Promotion will run for exactly 100 days, from 29 August to 6 December this year.
"We are the first company in Tanzania to introduce such a promotion. I say this because our Mega Promotion will give our customers choice of their level of participation. There are two levels to the promotion: a free daily draw and a premium daily draw. For the free daily draw participation, customers will not be changed. On the Premium draw, customers will only be charged a minimal daily fee," she said.
To participate, Vodacom customers must send a free SMS with the key word FREE or BURE to short code 15015. Immediately, they will receive their first question and start gaining points. At the end of each day, Vodacom will conduct a live draw on ITV at 7:55 pm, to announce the winner of a brand new Samsung LCD TV.
Makamba says the excitement will come from the premium daily draws, where participants who earned points from the free daily contest move to the next level and stand a chance to win Tsh 11 million shilling on a daily basis. This means a Premium participant can win from both the free daily draw for a Samsung LCD TV and the premium daily draw for the cash Mega Prize.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
SkyVision wins communications project bid with Bank of AfricaSkyVision Global Networks has announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso. Read More
Tigo provides power supply to Ahabaso communityResidents of Ahabaso, a community located in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region jubilated this week when residents were connected to power for the first time. Read More
MTN strengthens leadership structuresMTN has announced the appointment of Zunaid Bulbulia as Group Chief Operating Executive. Read More
‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressedWhile the Kenyan communications sector is reporting 5.1% growth, there are still glaring gaps to be addressed, says the country’s Cabinet Secretary for ICT. Read More
Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCosFlytxt has rolled out NEON, its real-time decisioning platform, enabling OpCosto to realise economic value from subscriber events and network data faster and more efficiently. Read More
Musical chairs in the BTCL boardroomChange has come for the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Board of Directors with the appointment of its new crop of board members, led by legal expert Daphne Matlakala. Read More
Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8mThe Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year. Read More
World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecomsDilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised. Read More
30 phone brands registered with SONThe Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.