Over 1bn shillings in Vodacom Tanzania contest
TELECOMS| 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
Africell DRC gets Vodacom, Orange interconnectionAfricell subscribers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are now able to make calls towards Vodacom and Orange networks as the suspension has been lifted. Read More
Vodafone Ghana launches loyalty programmeVodafone Ghana, in a bid to enhance relationship with its customers, has launched its Loyalty Programme with numerous benefits for its customers across the continent. Read More
DRC call rates increase – operators call for calmCellphone users in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are unhappy after being told last week by SMS that they would have to pay more for making calls from 28 February 2015. Read More
Cameroon, Chad sign fibre optic partnershipCameroon and Chad have signed a vital telecom partnership that could change the way their populations use ICTs. Read More
MTN Uganda implements UCC’s new codes directiveMTN Uganda has finally toed the line of Uganda’s telco industry regulator by adopting the recommended codes for loading and checking balances on mobile phones in Uganda. Read More
MTN encourages more talk with relaunch of TruTalkMTN Nigeria recently re-launched the MTN TruTalk, a prepaid plan that offers customers the opportunity to make calls at a new tariff rate of 11 kobo/sec to 11 selected numbers from any network. Read More
Tigo upgrades microwave backbone in Eastern and Volta regionsIn a bid to improve its customer experience, Tigo has completed expansion work on its Eastern Microwave backbone. Read More
Mali Orange relief as international calls syndicate dismantledMali Orange investors and management are breathing a sigh of relief after two brothers who used the company network to allegedly operate an illegal international calls business for the past six months were arrested last week in the capital Bamako. Read More
DRC mobile operators to be taken to court by opposition politiciansParliamentary leaders of the political opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are taking the country’s mobile operators to court for suspending their numbers for one month without any valid reasons. Read More
Frustration as strike disrupts Gabon Telecom signalGabon Telecom subscribers continue to recount two days – 25 and 26 February 2015 – of frustration during which they were disconnected from the world, as a strike disrupted telephone and internet signals and threw the company’s activities into turmoil. Read More
FEATURED STORY2bn priced out of internet access
A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya’s digital TV battle hots up
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.